Gallery Guides

The view is changing

There's an exciting transformation underway at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. 

To accommodate AGWA's redevelopment works, visitor access is from the Beaufort Street entrance with Pulse Perspectives on display in the Centenary Galleries. All other gallery spaces remain closed until the redevelopment works are complete.

PLEASE NOTE We are taking bookings for self-guided visits of Pulse Perspectives, but all other school bookings and guided tours are postponed until further notice.

You can find more information on the redevelopment works and planning your visit via the Plan Your Visit page.


Related Information

The following tour options will be reinstated when redevelopment works are complete:

Wesfarmers Arts Daily Guided Tours

Each day, we run free Wesfarmers Arts guided tours from short Art Snacks (lunchtime tours) to longer thematic explorations of 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. 

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. A call for applications will be made mid-2021. If you would like to register on our wait list for the 2022 intake, please send your contact details 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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AGWA is closed until 16 October for a final stage of redevelopment works. Details