Celebrate WA day
Monday 1 June | FREE
Out of the West: works by Western Australian artists in Your Collection
11am & 1pm
Join one of our fully trained Voluntary Gallery Guides who will take a tour of Your Collection using a range of examples from the historical, Indigenous and contemporary displays looking at artworks created by Western Australian artists.
Interactive Dance Workshop
12 & 2pm*
Ochre Contemporary Dance Company, in collaboration with the Aboriginal Theatre department of WAAPA and Celebrate WA, are putting on two workshops at the Art Gallery of Western Australia as part of WA Day.
Performers will respond to Peter Pijaju Skipper’s artwork Jila Japingka II through movement and storytelling. Jila Japingka II, a work from AGWA’s State Art Collection, tells a story of traveling ancestors who visited Japingka located near South Fitzroy Crossing. After some time, they laid down and water welled up around them to form the jila. The men then turned into a large ancestral snake who still lives there today.
Children of all ages will watch performances by dancers as well as learn the movements and sounds of the country. Through the use of movement and storytelling, audience members will have the opportunity to learn about the landscape of Western Australia and the importance of sacred sites in a unique and exciting setting.
*Numbers are limited and bookings are available here. When booking please include both supervising adult and child.
For more information please contact Ochre Contemporary Dance Company on (08) 9386 5033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Artsource invites you to join Ron Bradfield Jnr (Artsource Membership Manager) on a small artist tour through the Perth Cultural Centre, as he introduces you to Western Australian visual artists and Art Galleries. Ron will lead you through a relaxed tour of three galleries as premier examples of spaces where you can find WA art. The tour includes the opportunity to meet some of the artists.
Booking essential – please contact Artsource on 9226 2122.
These activities are part of the Perth Cultural Centre WA Day activities hosted in partnership with Celebrate WA. Be sure to come out and play!