Summerhayes & Associates with Frank Norton 1967. Plan for the Western Australian Art Gallery.
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.
Guided tours of Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete will examine Brutalist features of the building and how they fit into the thinking that underpins its design. A viewing of early images and drawings of the building will conclude the tour.
Open House Perth
In celebration of Open House Perth the Perth Brutal guided tours over the weekend of Sat 16 and Sun 17 November, at 11am and 2pm, will examine the Art Gallery of Western Australia building as an artwork and Brutalist icon of Perth architectural history. Visitors will be able to view the exhibition Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete on the same theme as part of the tour. Please book your place via the Open House Perth website.
This tour runs for approximately 60 minutes.
A maximum of four places can be booked per person per tour session.