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adidas x Run-DMC 25th Anniversary Superstar, 2011

sneaker saturday

We kick-off The Rise of Sneaker Culture with an open house celebration on Saturday 13 May music, basketball and skateboarding demos. Celeb drop-ins, plus WA collector, Lee Ingram, and AGWA Curator, Robert Cook, will be in the Gallery. And of course, it's your first chance to view the international exhibition The Rise of Sneaker Culture.






Paper Sneakers

Put together your own custom decorated cardboard sneaker and add it to our display

The Rise of Sneaker Culture Activity Space


Windowing the Curtin Project

Curtin Design Students work will be showcased in the Imagination Room. Students will be available to provide some insight into the open class being held at Curtin and AGWA

Imagination Room


Sport: 3 on 3 Wheelchair Basketball Challenge

Put your sneakers up and get your wheels on! Rebound WA, supported by Basketball WA, have challendged the Art Gallery of WA, the Department of Sport and Recreation and YOU to a game of 3 on 3 Wheelchair Baskeltball. Come along and give it a go.

James Street Amphitheatre


Live graffitti artwork

Wetlands Stage


Sneaker drawing demonstration AGWA Administration Foyer


Tour with AGWA's Curator, Robert Cook & AFA's Consulting Curator, Richard Townsend

Meeting at entry to The Rise of Sneaker Culture


Music: Empty with Strings Concourse Stage


Tour with AGWA’s Curator, Robert Cook

Meeting at entry to The Rise of Sneaker Culture


Empty with Strings

Concourse Stage


NOVA 93.7FM Casanova AGWA Entry


Tour with AGWA’s Sneakerhead-in-Residence, Lee Ingram

Meeting at entry to The Rise of Sneaker Culture


Music: Diger Rokwell

Concourse Stage


Sport: Skateboarding

Presented with Skateboarding WA

James Street Amphitheatre


Dance Demo



Tour of the exhibition with AGWA's Guru Guides

Meeting at entry to The Rise of Sneaker Culture


Music: Hyclass

Concourse Stage


Music: Colab Band ft Sha Martin, Natalie Mae, Archi, Silvertongue & Empty

Concourse Stage

Please note: activities, times and venues subject to change.

Dress: Come in your finest sneakers

Helpful hints:
• The Gallery will be open from 10am-5pm
The Rise of Sneaker Culture will be open from 10am with last entry at 4.45pm
• Admission to the Gallery is free however, donations are always welcomed
• Leave your large bags and coats at the cloakroom
• No food or drink is allowed in the exhibition galleries
• Arthouse Dine open to the public from 2pm
• Photography with handheld devices for personal use is welcome (no tripods, selfie sticks or flashes)
• Take a train or bus to the Gallery, click here for more information

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adidas x Run–DMC
25th Anniversary Superstar, 2011
Courtesy of Run–DMC, collection of Erik Blam
Photo: Ron Wood
Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum

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