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adidas x Run-DMC 25th Anniversary Superstar, 2011

sneaker saturday

10am-4pm, Saturday 13 May | FREE

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 challenged the Art Gallery of WA, the Department of Sport and Recreation and YOU to a game of 3 on 3 Wheelchair Basketball. Come along and give it a go.

James Street Amphitheatre


AGWA Botanical Open
Visit AGWA Botanical, a new pop-up garden oasis, a urban farm growing food in the urban jungle outside AGWA’s Garden Micro Gallery. The Green World Revolution Team will be opening the space for you to have a close look at the seasonal plantings of edible botanicals.

AGWA Terrace


Live graffiti artwork

Wetlands Stage


Sneaker drawing demonstration

AGWA Administration Foyer


Tour with AGWA's Curator, Robert Cook

Meeting at entry to The Rise of Sneaker Culture


Music: 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

Skateboarding WA Best Trick Jam Session will allow skateboarders to come and test their skills in the middle of Northbridge on the Skate Sculpture pop up skatepark. The skatepark obstacles are incredibly fun and are movable so as the session goes on new obstacles/combos can be put together. The session will be a fun jam format with some best trick competitions held through out the day. We will be giving out some prizes from NIKE SB, DICKIES , ALMOST skateboards, Modus Bearings, BUTTER GOODS, GMTA skateboards and WAYWARD wheels. The session iOS free to join in but under 18s do need a parent of guardian to sign their registration forms. Come down and let the good times roll!

James Street Amphitheatre


Tour of the exhibition with AGWA's Guru Guides

Meeting at entry to The Rise of Sneaker Culture


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
• 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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