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AGWA The Collection Guided Tours

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Let our Gallery Guides take you on a journey through the State Art Collection featuring works dating from the 1700s to today. 

With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, you can be sure of surprises, new discoveries and the chance to rediscover treasured works, making it a different experience every time you visit.

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AGWA The Collection Guided Tours

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Let our Gallery Guides take you on a journey through the State Art Collection featuring works dating from the 1700s to today. 

With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, you can be sure of surprises, new discoveries and the chance to rediscover treasured works, making it a different experience every time you visit.

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AGWA The Collection Guided Tours

event

Let our Gallery Guides take you on a journey through the State Art Collection featuring works dating from the 1700s to today. 

With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, you can be sure of surprises, new discoveries and the chance to rediscover treasured works, making it a different experience every time you visit.

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AGWA The Collection Guided Tours

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Let our Gallery Guides take you on a journey through the State Art Collection featuring works dating from the 1700s to today. 

With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, you can be sure of surprises, new discoveries and the chance to rediscover treasured works, making it a different experience every time you visit.

Read More

AGWA The Collection Guided Tours

event

Let our Gallery Guides take you on a journey through the State Art Collection featuring works dating from the 1700s to today. 

With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, you can be sure of surprises, new discoveries and the chance to rediscover treasured works, making it a different experience every time you visit.

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Gallery Guides

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There’s nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination.

Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Gallery Guides offer that extra insight into the artwork, the era and the artist. 

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Screen Space – Pilar Mata Dupont

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Newly acquired work from Pilar Mata Dupont, Undesirable bodies 2018, will feature as part of The Botanical: Beauty and Peril exhibition.

A newly acquired work from Pilar Mata Dupont, Undesirable bodies 2018, features as part of The Botanical: Beauty and Peril exhibition.

How do you weed a pond? Why do you need to?

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Art and the Natural World | Family Workshop with Erica Seccombe

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Join visiting Canberra-based academic and visual artist, Erica Seccombe (ANU School of Art & Design) at a drawing workshop inspired by the natural world of plants and using microscopes and magnifying glasses.

All ages and abilities are welcome (children to be accompanied by an adult).

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Beautiful Brutal and Bold publication

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Beautiful, Brutal and Bold is a join AGWA and Seven West media publication and features insights into the exhibitions and programs  planned for the rest of 2019 and beyond. Click below to get the full picture.

 

 

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Rise Sound Gallery – Michelle Ussher

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Michelle Ussher's sound work Currency, Mantra, Medusa Song and Sex Dance 2017 is accompanied by three of her ceramic works from the State Art Collection.

Rise Gallery is currently playing a sound work that contains adult language. Please enter the space at your discretion.

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Micro Galleries – Sky & Garden

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The Micro Galleries—Sky and Garden Gallery—feature works from the Wesfarmers collection and change twice a year.

The Micro Galleries, Sky and Garden Gallery, feature works from the Wesfarmers collection and change twice a year.

Take a charcoal piece and draw a gazelle on a cave wall; sweep bright pink paint with a wide brush across a canvas; doodle, scratch, sketch, scribble, spray onto walls.

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Rise Sound Gallery – Patrick Hartigan

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Rise Sound Gallery, this display changes twice a year and consists of sound works from the state art collection.

Patrick Hartigan’s work Sounds 1–6 comes from a long history of actions as art, experimental compositions, and ready-mades, as in, found and mass-produced objects, used in creating a new work of art.

In this piece, he does a number of actions: with some it is easy to guess what they are, with others, the action is specific.

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Freighting Ideas: How Did I Get Here?

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How Did I Get Here? is the first capsule exhibition from AGWA’s Collection as part on the Freighting Ideas project in partnership with ART ON THE MOVE.

How Did I Get Here? asks what exactly brought us to this exact place in life? What went wrong, what went right, what random acts of fate, have set us down, just so, in this place at this time?

The exhibition invites audiences to ask these questions about each work and its subjects.

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2019 Appeal

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WA Unlimited Guided Tours

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The unique story of Western Australian art.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

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WA Unlimited Guided Tours

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The unique story of Western Australian art.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

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WA Unlimited Guided Tours

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The unique story of Western Australian art.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

Read More

WA Unlimited Guided Tours

event

The unique story of Western Australian art.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

Read More

WA Unlimited Guided Tours

event

The unique story of Western Australian art.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

Read More

WA Unlimited Guided Tours

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he unique story of Western Australian art.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

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WA Unlimited Guided Tours

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The unique story of Western Australian art.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

Read More

WA Unlimited Guided Tours

event

The unique story of Western Australian art.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

Read More

WA Unlimited Guided Tours

event

The unique story of Western Australian art.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

Read More

WA Unlimited Guided Tours

event

The unique story of Western Australian art.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

Read More

AGWA Contemporary Guided Tour

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Contemporary art encounters await across four galleries presenting works from the 1970s to now.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

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AGWA Contemporary Guided Tour

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Contemporary art encounters await across four galleries presenting works from the 1970s to now.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

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AGWA Contemporary Guided Tour

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Contemporary art encounters await across four galleries presenting works from the 1970s to now.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

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AGWA Contemporary Guided Tour

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Contemporary art encounters await across four galleries presenting works from the 1970s to now.

There is nothing like a personal interaction to spark the imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned artistic traveller or apprentice explorer, our Voluntary Gallery Guides, offer that extra insight and revealing glimpse into the artwork, the era and the artist.

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WA Now – TJYLLYUNGOO/Lance Chadd: Ibelongyoubelongwebelong

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TJYLLYUNGOO/Lance Chadd’s WA Now exhibition Ibelongwebelongyoubelong presents a series of recent works about the Porongorup Ranges.

Ibelongyoubelongwebelong presents a series of work that reflects the artist’s Aboriginal spirituality and cultural research on connection to Country, in particular the Boorongurup (Porongorup Ranges), the oldest granite formation on Earth.

Boorongurup is an important place for Bibbulmun Peoples and the most important Winartj (sacred place) on Country.

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That Seventies Feeling...the Late Modern

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Full of surprises and rarely seen works, That Seventies Feeling...the Late Modern examines a transformative decade for for WA, the Gallery, and the world at large.

AGWA 40 – Celebrating the Art Gallery of WA’s 1979 Brutalist building anniversary.

Full of surprises and rarely seen works, That Seventies Feeling...the Late Modern examines a transformative decade for WA, the Gallery and the world at large.

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Panel | That Seventies Feeling...the Late Modern

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Join AGWA curators and artists for an exchange about art in the 70s in Perth and how the collection at AGWA reflects the scene at the time.

Join AGWA curators and artists for an exchange about art in the 70s in Perth and how the collection at AGWA reflects the scene at the time.

AGWA 40 – Celebrating the Art Gallery of WA’s 1979 Brutalist building anniversary.

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Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete

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The exhibition opens out the many layers of the history of the building’s development.


Opened on 2 October 1979 by then Premier Charles Court, the new Art Gallery of WA building was a dramatic example of late Brutalist architecture designed by Polish born Charles Sierakowski.

This exhibition opens out the many layers of the history of the building’s development featuring images of the building in construction and its early days, along with ephemera such as buildi

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Pulse Perspectives

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Celebrate the art of WA's talented graduating high school artists in Pulse Perspectives.

WA's talented young artists are again celebrated as Year 12 Perspectives becomes Pulse Perspectives to better reflect what this exhibition is about: gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in.

This year's exhibition features 46 works by graduating Ye

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AGWA Foundation

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The Art Gallery of Western Australia holds one of Australia's finest art collections, including one of the most important Indigenous collections in the country and the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art.

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New interim leadership team for Art Gallery of Western Australia

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  • Interim leadership will commence on July 23, 2019 for six-month period
  • Colin Walker to act as chief executive officer and Dr Ric Spencer as lead curator

Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has today announced a new interim leadership team will oversee the Art Gallery of Western Australia for a six-month period. The interim leadership team will work with the Art Gallery's board during the recruitment process for a new permanent director.

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Winter School Holiday Artist Workshop | Dancing With Rain

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Come and explore rain through an immersive experience with contemporary artist Marnie Orr.

A workshop with artist Marnie Orr.

Come and explore rain through an immersive experience with contemporary artist Marnie Orr. In this workshop participants will engage with creative thinking, movement and art installations.

Using our bodies and found materials let’s brew up a storm! 

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Curator Talk | WA Now TJYLLYUNGOO/Lance Chadd

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Meet the artist and hear from Carly Lane, AGWA Curator of Indigenous Australian and First Nations Arts, for an insight into TJYLLYUNGOO/Lance Chadd's artistic practice and his WA Now display.

Meet the artist and hear from Carly Lane, AGWA Curator of Indigenous Australian and First Nations Arts, for an insight into TJYLLYUNGOO/Lance Chadd's artistic practice and his WA Now display.

TJYLLYUNGOO/Lance Chadd is a Bibbulmun Nyoongar/Budimia Yamatji man, born in the south-west of WA.

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Climate Change Panel Discussion

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Hear what the next generation of decision makers have to say about climate change.

How do we save the world?

Hear what the next generation of decision makers have to say about climate change.

Hear from members of the AGWA Pulse Advisory Panel.

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The Botanical: Beauty and Peril

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From wildflower rooms to bush fire photography, the show both celebrates the natural beauty of landscapes and plants, and raises bracing issues about environmental destruction and the land rights of Australia’s First Peoples.

This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. The Botanical: Beauty and Peril draws from the renowned Janet Holmes à Court Collection and the AGWA Collection to present a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by

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Symposium | Framing Flora: Artists and the Science of Botany

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Hear from the curators, artists and botanists involved in bringing you an array of botanical and environment themed exhibitions and events in 2019.

The wildflower season in Western Australia puts a spotlight on the State’s botanical riches, their special place on Country and the threat humans now pose to them.

Hear from the curators, artists and botanists involved in bringing you an array of botanical and environment themed exhibitions and events in 2019.

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