Friends Events

2014 ASA Lecture series

Replacing the successful ADFAS lecture series, Friends of AGWA are delighted to announce the inaugural 2014 ASA Lecture Series. The rich program will immerse Friends in educational and enjoyable stories of architecture, arts, gardens, travel and history delivered by Australian Studying Abroad (ASA) specialists.

Find out more here.


Curator Tour: Guy Grey-Smith

with Melissa Harpley

Slashes of impasto colour redolent with texture and energy are the hallmarks of Guy Grey-Smith. The influence of Cezanne on one of Australia’s most prominent twentieth century artists is clear. Grey-Smith was not only influenced by European modernism but also by the landscape of WA and in turn he influenced those around him. Join Friends in this special opportunity to visit the exhibition Guy Grey-Smith: Art as Life with Curator, Melissa Harpley and learn more about one of WA’s most talented sons.

Date: Sunday 23 March
Time: 2-4pm

Location: Meet in the AGWA Manhattan Lounge

Price: Members $30/Guests $30 (inc. afternoon tea)

Booking: reference F1408 CLICK HERE to book online


Open Studio Eve Ferrier

Friends are invited to join Eve Ferrier and salute a balmy sunset with drinks and canapés while enjoying Eve’s fabulous mosaic garden where hidden vistas and surprises abound. Eve is a well-known mixed media artist and much loved Friend and you will find her garden a colourful palette where her art is showcased to perfection. This is a very special event and one not to be missed.

Date: Saturday 5 April
Time: 3-5pm

Location: Mosman Park – address advised on booking

Price: Members $35 / Guests $45 (inc. refreshments)

Booking: reference F1410 CLICK HERE to book online


BUSART Castaways Sculpture Awards

The Castaways Sculpture Awards administered by the City of Rockingham is a highlight of the region each year. Judges this year are Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of WA and Stephen Bevis, Arts Editor at the West Australian. Winners will be announced the night before the Friends’ tour. You are invited to join a guided tour of the exhibition on the foreshore of Rockingham. Make your own travel arrangements and why not stay for coffee or brunch in one of the many nearby cafes?

Date: Sunday 11 May
Time: 3-5pm

Location: Meet at Cruising Yatcht Club, 2 Val Street Rockingham

Price: Members $20 / Guests $20 (bring your guests at members prices)

Booking: reference F1420 CLICK HERE to book online


Open Studio Penny Coss, Eveline Kotai, Penny BovelL

These three mid-career contemporary Perth artists are evolving their unique style generating inspiration from each other as well as external forces. The studio provides a vibrant environment with an explosive approach to colour and form. These artists have exhibited nationally and internationally and are increasingly becoming recognised for their large body of outstanding work. Join Friends in a stimulating afternoon at the studio of these three inspirational artists.

Date: Sunday 18 May
Time: 3-5pm

Location: Hamilton Hill - address advised on booking

Price: Members $35 / Guests $45 (inc. refreshments)

Booking: reference F1421 CLICK HERE to book online


Lecture: The Liquid Frontiers of Islamic Art

by Stefano Carboni, AGWA Director

The medieval period was overwhelmingly a period of peaceable exchanges of goods and ideas between West and East. The Islamic civilizations underwent great transformations and internal struggles during these years and began to develop distinctive styles of art. Presented by Dr Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of WA and an internationally renowned specialist on Islamic Art. This is a great opportunity to hear Dr Carboni share his deep knowledge of Islamic art. Not to be missed!.

Date:Wednesday 2 July
Time: 6-8pm

Location: AGWA Theatrette, enter via James Street Mall

Price: Members $40/Guests $50 (inc. refreshments. Doors open 6pm. Lecture 6:30pm)

Booking: reference F1422 CLICK HERE to book online


Booking events


  • Tickets for any of the Friends events can be purchased by calling the Friends office on +61 8 9492 6750 during normal business hours or email:
  • Tickets are limited and subject to availability. Bookings are essential.
  • All tickets will be posted unless booking is received within (7) days of event, in which case tickets can be collected from the Friends office or at the event.

Booking Conditions:

The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists / lecturers and / or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity. Ticket holders must comply with the security arrangements for the event and venue.


Seven (7) full days notice is required to qualify for a refund.


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