AGWA External Art Commission

The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) is looking for an Artist Team of international renown to conceptualise and deliver an artwork that announces the gallery within the Perth Cultural Centre precinct, the cultural heart of the state.

The artwork will be primarily located on the north-western face of the main gallery building and may travel through to the entrance, inviting, describing and transforming a visitor's passage of entry to the Gallery.

This large-scale artwork will be instantly recognisable and will become closely associated with The Art Gallery of Western Australia.

The artwork should give prominence to AGWA and the main gallery building within its layered position on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar and at the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre.

The artwork should be durable for a minimum of ten years and capture the attitude of this moment in contemporary art practice.

The artwork commission fee is AUS$1.6M, with AUS$12,500 offered to shortlisted artists for the preparation of an Artwork Concept Proposal (ACP).

This EOI is open to International Artists.

Due to the nature of the global Coronavirus pandemic and the project, it is a requirement that any interstate or international team includes a local representative able to undertake any site works or attend any other local, in-person meetings.

Commissioned by AGWA, and funded by the State Government of Western Australia, this work will be a significant legacy work enjoyed by generations of Western Australians and will become part of the State Art Collection held and managed by AGWA.

The new artwork will be viewed by over 4.5m visitors to the cultural centre and is expected to inspire and attract even more visitors from interstate and around the world.

More information is provided in the EOI package available to download.

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Key Information

Project: AGWA Public Artwork Commission

Client: The Art Gallery of Western Australia

Location: AGWA Façade, Perth Cultural Centre

Artwork Concept Proposal Fee: AUD $12,500 (excl. GST)

Artwork Commission Fee: AUD $1.6m (excl. GST)

Lodgement: EOIs should be emailed to by WST 2:00pm, Thursday 10 March 2022.

Please forward any enquiries to the Art Consultant, Helen Curtis, APPARATUS +61 448 954 946 |

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