Media and Copyright

We welcome pre-scheduled filming, photography and media in the Gallery wherever possible. An AGWA staff member must supervise all commercial and media filming and photography within the Gallery.

Commercial filming and photography
For filming and photography for commercial use, please email us.

Copyright and the reproduction of works
If you wish to reproduce any works in the AGWA Collection, please apply here.

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Please be advised that AGWA does not have a dedicated Rights & Reproduction Officer so there will be significant delays in attending to copyright enquiries and requests to reproduce any works of art in the AGWA Collection.

Media releases

Anna Park I'm Fine 2022.

Look, look. Anna Park

Rising star of Contemporary Art comes to AGWA in an Australian-first exhibition

Rising star of the art world, Anna Park will present her first international museum solo exhibition, titled Look, look. Anna Park, at The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) opening on 20 April 2024.

At 27 years old, Anna Park is a major new figure in contemporary drawing. Described as “a young prodigy”, Park has chosen Australia as the location to present a new body of her signature large-scale black and white drawings.

Look, look. Anna Park debuts with more than 15 never-before-seen charcoal and ink works on paper that feverishly capture the spirit of contemporary life, created specifically for AGWA.

Deanna Templeton Two punk girls, Huntington Beach, California 2012.

Death Metal Summer

American photographers Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton will bring their first Australian collaborative photographic exhibition at AGWA.

Considered superstars of street photography and skate culture, Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton present a new, incredibly energetic overview of their work for AGWA’s Rooftop Gallery this summer.

Death Metal Summer: Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton comprises three large wall installations and features more than 140 works produced between 1995 and 2022. Death Metal Summer includes many of their most famous images – from Deanna’s exquisite swimming pools photos to Ed’s iconic work documenting skateboarders – as well as those shot on their local turf Huntington Beach, California, where late capitalist life and the suburban dream are collapsing in on themselves.

Back-breeding 2023

Rural Utopias

The Art Gallery of Western Australia and SPACED are pleased to announce the exhibition Rural Utopias opening at The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) on 25 November 2023.

Supported through the State Government’s Regional Exhibition Touring Boost, Rural Utopias features new works from 10 artists from across Australia developed over a series of residencies in rural and remote Western Australia, in dialogue with selected objects from AGWA’s $361 million State Art Collection.

Yhonnie Scarce Death Zephyr 2016 (detail).

Yhonnie Scarce's Australian solo survey at AGWA illuminates hidden histories

Yhonnie Scarce: The Light of Day
World Premiere | 2024 Perth Festival

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is pleased to present the largest-ever ensemble of collected glass and mixed-media works in Australia by internationally recognised Kokatha and Nukunu artist Yhonnie Scarce, as part of the Perth Festival 2024.

One of the country's leading contemporary artists, Scarce is known for her large-scale, unforgettable glass installations that bring to light some of the darkest shadows of Australia’s past. The sheer scale of several significant installation works highlights the artist's mastery of the medium, as well as the aesthetic beauty of the glass form. Chandeliers of glass yams will be hung in the gallery spaces, representing narratives driven by the impact of nuclear testing in Australia on First Nations people, including the artist's family

John Brack British Modern 1969 (detail).

Re/Collections | WA State Art Collection

AGWA is thrilled to announce Re/Collections: a suite of exhibitions reimagined to celebrate works in the WA State Art Collection.

As Western Australia’s greatest visual art asset, the prized Collection aims to empower visitors to understand the world — old, new, unknown — creatively. Re/Collections is an extension of this objective. Expertly curated, the exhibitions have been woven together to create a rich tapestry of cultures, states, moments, and ideas, both here at home and farther afield. Far from the conventional chronological displays of the past, Re/Collections allows audiences to consider, reconsider and consider again.

Özgür Kar GOOD NIGHT 2021 (detail).

Özgür Kar | GOOD NIGHT

Lie flat and take a break from relentless living

Presented by the Simon Lee Foundation Institute of Contemporary Asian Art, Özgür Kar's first show in Australia is a multi-screen audiovisual installation which contemplates the cynicism and fragility of this present moment.

Working across video, sound, performance, and installation, Özgür Kar’s practice is an exploration of contemporary existentialism. Focusing on the interconnections between digital media and the human body, Kar’s installations feature black and white, minimally animated characters trapped within television screens who languorously deliver tales of desire and despair.

 Eliane Fic Boys don't cry 2022 (digital manipulation).

A youthquake is coming – The West Australian Pulse 2023

Bigger, bolder and braver than ever before, The West Australian Pulse 2023 promises to deliver a youth quake.

In its 31st year, AGWA will amplify its popular Pulse program and for the first time, invites WA's talented young creatives to unleash their creativity and takeover the State Art Gallery.

The Pulse program for 2023 will be an avant-garde youth festival and provide a platform to showcase the State's young talent across all creative forms.

As well as celebrating young artists through the highly popular exhibition The West Australian Pulse, the program will extend across all forms of art and culture, including music, design, fashion, writing, and performing arts. As AGWA takes on an advocacy role to champion creative industry career pathways for young and aspiring creatives and remind us all of the urgent need to nurture arts and creativity in our society.

tafe fashion students' designs

Fashion is Art

TAFE students' award-winning work on display at AGWA.

Burrowing insects and a passion for snowboarding were the unlikely inspirations behind two award-winning, new WA fashion collections.

The inaugural AGWA Design Store Accessory Prize has been awarded to two standout North Metropolitan TAFE students whose works go on display this week.

The exciting designs of emerging designers, Ellery Stevens and Lily De Saran, caught the eye of judges from the gallery’s design store for their storytelling and innovation.

Yoshitomo Nara Girl with eyepatch 2018.

Yoshitomo Nara Australian solo exhibition announced at The Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) is honoured to present celebrated Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara’s first Australian solo exhibition.

Opening on 26 February 2023, the exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Reach Out to The Moon, Even If We Can't brings together major sculptural works alongside paintings, drawings, ceramics, and photography.

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