Gallery Guides

Australia Day 2022 Honours List

We extend a heartfelt congratulations to artist Lena Nyadbi on being awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia for her distinguished service to the visual arts as a contemporary Indigenous artist.

We also applaud AGWA Board Member Carol Innes on her Member of the Order of Australia; Volunteer Gallery Guides Tony Fowler and Judith Hugo, and arts leader Jude van der Merwe on their OAMs. We're delighted their outstanding contributions to our community have been acknowledged and honoured.

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Wesfarmers Arts Daily Guided Tours

Each day, we run free Wesfarmers Arts guided tours exploring our special exhibitions and the AGWA Collection. You can choose to attend any and as many as you like.

Private Tours

You can book a free guided tour for a small group tailored to their interests and level of art knowledge. A minimum of four weeks’ notice is required for these bookings.

School Groups Guided Tours

To book your school in for a guided tour please visit the Learn page to make a booking.

Please note:
  1. Advertised tours and talks may be subject to change without prior notice. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
  2. Book your place early to avoid disappointment. Priority will be given to visitors who have booked online.
  3. The Gallery is closed Tuesdays.
  4. Please note that recording of tours and activities is not permitted. 

Related Information

Want to be a Gallery Guide?

There are over 60 active Voluntary Gallery Guides. Each new Guide is trained for a year before taking visitors on guided tours.

The next training course for Gallery Guides will be held in 2022. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 December 2021. Please send a CV, together with a covering letter outlining why you believe you should be considered for the AGWA Guide traineeship to 

To find out what it takes to be a Voluntary Gallery Guide please read our AGWA Gallery Guide information

Adjunct Guides Expression of Interest

The Adjunct Guiding Program is a relatively new initiative which offers an alternative pathway for those unable to commit to the full requirements of a Volunteer Gallery Guide. As an Adjunct Guide you will have the opportunity to share tours in select exhibitions under the guidance of a mentor guide, develop your skills in public speaking and work within one of Western Australia’s most inspiring and pre-eminent art spaces.

Adjuncts Guides will receive ongoing training in guiding techniques, have access to research facilities and benefit from the experience of working with a fully-trained mentor guide. Adjuncts will be required to share approximately 7 tours per year and commitment will be kept to a manageable level.

A limited number of places will be available for the next training intake which is scheduled for early 2022. If you would like to be considered to join the AGWA Voluntary Gallery Guides as an Adjunct Guide, and are over the age of 18, please send your expression of interest to

AGWA Voluntary Gallery Guides 40th Anniversary 1977-2017
AGWA’s Voluntary Gallery Guides are generously supported by the Art Gallery of WA’s Principal Partner
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