Bling Day

Bling Day

Building on the success of The Rise of Sneaker Culture and Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures, AGWA presents the next exhibition in its Culture Juice program: Beyond Bling! celebrating, exploring and making jewellery and adornment. 

It all begins on Bling Day, with a jewel box of music, talks, guided tours, workshops, a jewellery history clinic, dance and much more. Get the chance to showcase your own favourite pieces in Bring your Bling, with AGWA’s Jewel Thief in Residence, Shane Pavlinovich, as Master of Ceremonies.







Beyond Bling! Collector Focus
Shane Pavlinovich, King of Bling; Trevor Hancock, Goldfinger; City of Perth and Georg Jensen Collector Focus displays. Also visit the Imagination Room to view designs by Curtin University's jewellery design students.

In Conversation
Join Curtin University's jewellery design students in conversation about their designs on display at AGWA.

Artist Interviews
AGWA Curator Robert Cook interviews local jewellers featured in the Beyond Bling! exhibition.
Guests include Philip Noakes, Dorothy Erickson, Alister Yiap and Brenda Ridgewell.

11am and 1pm

Guided Tours
Join a Volunteer Gallery Guide for an insight into the jewellery collection.


Hip Hop Dance Performance
Chido Mombeshora and LiChi.


Collector Focus Talk
Join Shane Pavlinovich, King of Bling, as he discusses his jewellery pieces on display.


Jewellery Family Workshops
Join artist Paula Hart for a workshop upcycling plastics to jewellery.


Born to Sparkle
Come and get a glitter tattoo or sparkly skin bling and then capture your look in the Bling Photo Booth.

Circus Performance by Sarah Green 
Principal artist - Kaleido Company 

Experience a tribute to Bling performance above the concourse.

Bring your Bling
Shane Pavlinovich - MC

See jewellery from Shane’s collection, Khazana Fashions, Trevor Hancock, jewellers and you.

Bring your Bling and tell us why it’s special.

Circus Performance by Sarah Green
Principal artist - Kaleido Company 
Experience a tribute to Bling performance above the concourse.

Break Dance Performance
Presented by Kaleido Company

See two of WA's leading break dancers: Lucas Marie and Logan Ringshaw.


Bring your Bling Clinic
Join Trevor Hancock from Trinity Antiques for advice and jewellery identification.

Live Music
Liam Thomas Quartet.

Curator Tour
Join AGWA Curators Melissa Harpley and Robert Cook for an insight into the historical and contemporary pieces in the collection.

Music: Harp & Beats 
Harp & Beats with Michelle Smith.

Please note: activities, times and venues subject to change. 

Dress: Come in your finest bling

Helpful hints:

  • The Gallery will be open from 10am-5pm
  • Beyond Bling! will be open from 10am with last entry at 4.45pm
  • Admission to the Gallery is free however, donations are always welcomed
  • Leave your large bags and coats at the cloakroom
  • No food or drink is allowed in the exhibition galleries
  • Photography with handheld devices for personal use is welcome (no tripods, selfie sticks or flashes)
  • Take a train or bus to the Gallery, click here for more information