Gallery Guides

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. To see what tours are currently on visit our What's on section.

Language Tours

Some of our Voluntary Gallery Guides are fluent in the following languages: Afrikaans; Cantonese; Danish; French; German; Japanese; Dutch and Russian. You can book a free guided tour in a language of your choice for a small group tailored to their interests and level of art knowledge. A minimum of four weeks’ notice is required for these bookings.

On the third Saturday of each month, at 2pm, we are offering AGWA's Collection Highlights tour in a language other than English. Visit this page for more information and to see what language tours are coming up.

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 2024. Please send a CV, together with a covering letter outlining why you believe you should be considered for the AGWA Guide traineeship to agwavgg@gmail.com

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 agwavgg@gmail.com

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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On Saturday 27 August, the Gallery is open 10am-3pm only as we prepare for the AGWA Foundation Gala supporting women in the arts. Some exhibition access will be disrupted with two Tracks We Share ground floor galleries closed. AGWA Rooftop bar will be closed, reopening at 2pm Sunday. Details