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2016 ASA Lecture series

An enthralling series of lectures covering a wide range of topics designed to entertain and educate from esteemed Australians Studying Abroad (ASA) lecturers presented by the Friends of the Art Gallery of WA. Find out more here.


new event series


Friends of the Art Gallery of WA in collaboration with UWA Publishing present a series of conversations on art, books and Western Australia.

Cocktail Launch:
The series and the first book Perth: a guide for the curious edited by Terri-Ann White will be launched by Nicholas Hasluck, Chair of the AGWA Board, at a cocktail party on 14 July 2016 in AGWA’s main concourse at 6pm. Subsequent lectures will be held at 12.30pm in the Imagination Room (formerly the Manhattan Lounge).
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• 8 August: Tales from Boomtown with Peter Kennedy
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• 12 September: Bauhaus on the Swan with Sally Quin
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• 10 October: Take me to the River with Julian Bolleter
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• 14 November: The Wanarn Painters of Place and Time: Old Age Travels in the Tjukurrpa with Darren Jorgensen CLICK HERE to buy online

12 December: Was it something I said? with Ros Thomas
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Cocktail opening: $50 members/$60 non-members (includes wine and canapés)
Conversations: $25 members/$30 non-members (includes lunch, water and tea and coffee)
Series pass subscription to the launch event and all conversations: $160 members/$180 non-members (includes lunch, water, tea/coffee)
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Single books: 20% off RRP book price if you purchase a ticket to single events for the corresponding books
The bundle: the set of six books for $150.00 (Total RRP valued at $216.92) if you book the whole series.

The bundle offer will be available on the launch night, and single discounts will be available both at the launch and the subsequent talks.


Friends of AGWA Christmas Party

Join Friends in-gallery and on the AGWA terrace for some Christmas cheer with live music, drinks and canapés preceded by a very personal insight into a selection of works from the State Collection from 2016n Friends’ open studio hosts. Hosts are invited to share an AGWA permanent collection work that resonates with them; you’ll have to come along to see who accepts the challenge!

Date: Sunday 4 December
Time: 4-7.30pm
Location: Meet in the Imagination Room
Price: $30 members/$40 non-Members
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Lunchtime Lecture

Was it Something I said
with Ros Thomas

Journalist Ros Thomas writes with the kind of humour and clarity that made her such a loved and popular columnist that had her readers looking forward. In this discussion Ros will have you reminiscing and nodding in as she recounts her laugh-out-loud funny, revealing, and profoundly genuine stories about misadventures in suburbia.

Date: Monday 12 December
Location: Imagination Room
Price: $25 members/$30 non-members (includes lunch, water and tea and coffee)
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Booking events


• Tickets for any of the Friends events can be purchased by going online to, 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.
• A confirmation email serves as a ticket. Your name will be recorded on the door list. A reminder email will be sent 48 hours ahead of 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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