Ever Present | Opening Day

Ever Present | Opening Day

Join us in celebration of the opening day of Ever Present and hear from several of the artists in the exhibition and visit the gallery after hours.

Artist Talks | FREE
Hear from some of the artists showing in the Ever Present exhibition. Join them in the gallery space as they discuss their artistic process and delve into the stories behind their artworks.

10.15-10.45am | Peter Farmer

11-11.30am | Daniel Walbidi 

11.40am-12.10pm | Sandra Hill

12.20-12.50pm | Julie Gough

Art After Hours | FREE
Exhibitions open until 7pm & AGWA Rooftop open until 10pm, Thursday 9 December 
Enjoy your visit for a little longer, with Ever Present and The View From Here being open until 7pm on launch day. The AGWA Rooftop will also be open, so you can enjoy a drink and 360 degree views after your visit to the exhibition. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Related Information

Special Exhibition Gallery




Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia

Drawn from the National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts collections, Ever Present showcases significant works from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia. The works reveal the contemporary views and lived experiences of First Nations people, bridging time and place, and connecting through the perspectives of identity, resilience and cultural legacy.

The View From Here

The View From Here is the Gallery’s largest-ever exhibition of Western Australian art, with 30 new commissions, exhibitions and acquisitions by leading Western Australian artists and creatives. The exhibition captures the perspectives of a diverse group of artists, from Tim Meakins’ playful interpretation of modern fitness culture, Bruno Booth’s attire-wearing cats appearing in unexpected places through to recent works by Abdul Abdullah, Sarah Bahbah, Ngarralja Tommy May, and Tarryn Gill, the gallery spaces are transformed into a celebration of Western Australian art, culture and creativity.

Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia is a National Gallery Touring Exhibition in partnership with Wesfarmers Arts
and supported by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts.

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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