Artist Activations

Come and PLAY with ideas and materials.

Gallery 9 is now dedicated to interactive exhibition experiences!

Artist Activations are artist-led exhibitions that invite audiences of all ages to participate in hands-on multi-sensory, long-term projects that have social, emotional and community impact. The projects invite multiple perspectives, explore contemporary ideas, and encourage experimentation, risk-taking and discovery.

The AGWA Learning Team curates and collaborates with artists, educators, and children to develop interactive each Gallery 9 exhibition experience designed to inspire, challenge and engage audiences of all ages and abilities.

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Artist Activations are:

• Flexible: There are always multiple entry points that allow children/audiences of all abilities and skill levels to take part in some way.

• Tactile: The materials are sensory, accessible and safe.

• Collaborative: The projects are designed so that children/audiences of all ages can share experiences, create together and build relationships.

• Interactive: The exhibitions are always interactive and provide opportunities for social/emotional learning in a multi-sensory environment.

• Empowering: Opportunities are provided for children/audiences to make choices and be agents of their own experience and learning.

• Open-ended: The creative opportunities are open-ended providing agency and opportunity for imagination, experimentation and discovery.

• Artist led: Development of projects is artist led. Participation provides access to artist processes and concepts using high quality materials to ensure children/audiences have access to genuine and meaningful arts practice.

• Co-designed: An emergent development process in collaboration with artists and children always informs the development of the project.

• Research driven: Long term projects and slow practice philosophies of ‘staying-longer’ create opportunities for research partnerships and meaningful evaluation of social/emotional impact and learning outcomes.

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Art connects us with ourselves, each other and the world

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