Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Our story is not one story, but many stories to share

This exhibition attempts to showcase works of art that reflect the depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture, with other aspects of the Aboriginal condition.

As a result, radical observations about the ups and downs of life will, at times, weave in and out of stories about Country.

Equally, across the show, visitors will encounter passages of serenity, corridors of tradition, and trails that speak to the upheavals experienced by generations of Indigenous people.

Balancing Act features the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living and working across the State and Australia. Works of art by local Noongar artists such as Revel Cooper (dec.), Sandra Hill, Dianne Jones and Shane Pickett (dec.) sit loud-and-proud among those by Richard Bell, Karla Dickens, Julie Dowling and Brian Robinson to name a few of the many stellar artists in the show.

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How to get here

While we undertake exciting redevelopment works, visitor entry is from the Beaufort Street entrance. 

The Beaufort Street entrance is located just after the intersection of Roe Street and Beaufort Street. If arriving from the Perth Train Station, walk through the Perth Train Station to the Beaufort Street exit. Then turn left and continue up Beaufort Street to the entrance.

AGWA is closed until 16 October for a final stage of redevelopment works. Details