Tours and Talks

Our program of tours and talks are a great way to enhance your AGWA experience.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor who wants an introduction to AGWA or a returning visitor who is looking for a deeper understanding of the collection, our program of tours and talks are a great way to enhance your AGWA experience.

The Art Gallery has a dedicated team of Voluntary Gallery Guides who invite you to look closely and feel deeply about the works of art on display.

During exhibitions, you can meet curators, artists and visiting creatives and listen as they speak about their work, process and inspiration.

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

Related Information

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.

Tours and Workshops for People Living with Dementia

The Art Gallery of WA's Art and Memories guided tours and Creative Encounters: Art and Dementia workshops assist people living with dementia, and their carers or primary support network, to challenge their condition and help develop a creative mind.

Art and Memories is a specialised tour program created in 2012 by Jackie Lewis, Art Therapist at Alzheimer’s Australia, and the Art Gallery of WA. Provided throughout the year by AGWA's Voluntary Gallery Guides (VGGs), these guided tours allow participants to discover how works of art can encourage conversation, contribute knowledge, engage in interpretation, express emotions and recall memories.

The tours delivered by Alzheimer’s Association WA-trained VGGs, and the Creative Encounters: Art and Dementia workshops form part of the Gallery's commitment to disability access and inclusion and are currently facilitated by non-for-profit association Mind the Change.

AGWA welcomes enquiries from groups and organisations about services for people living with dementia and those living with other accessibility needs. Please email educate@artgallery.wa.gov.au for information, details and bookings.

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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