Freighting Ideas: How Did I Get Here?

Freighting Ideas: How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here? asks what exactly brought us to this exact place in life? What went wrong, what went right, what random acts of fate, have set us down, just so, in this place at this time?

The exhibition invites audiences to ask these questions about each work and its subjects. What forces have landed them in this moment, captured as themselves and as actors in a photographer’s drama? How did the work come to be?

Inspired by the 1980 Talking Heads song Once in a Lifetime, the first touring exhibition from Art Gallery of WA for twenty years, How Did I Get Here? brings together twelve key photographic works interwoven with various complementary pieces from the local collection. Each artist takes a unique and personal perspective – sometimes photo reportage sometimes imaginative fiction ­– drawing from real life to speak about the challenges of coming of age, cultural beliefs, race and religion, and our social selves.

Regional Venue Touring Dates

13 Apr to 11 May 2019 | Katanning Gallery 
20 Jul to 1 Sep | Collie Art Gallery 
14 Sep to 8 Oct | Ningaloo Centre, Exmouth 
18 Jan to 1 Mar 2020 | Bunbury Regional Art Galleries 
14 Mar to 11 Apr | Geraldton Regional Art Gallery (cancelled due to COVID-19)
4 Jul to 9 Aug | East Pilbara Art Centre 
25 Sep to 8 Nov | Carnarvon Library and Gallery 

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About Freighting Ideas

This collaborative touring model challenges traditional touring processes and aims to develop genuine relationships, meaningful encounters, community connections and the contribution of many different voices.

ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of WA have come together for the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost (RETB), funded by the State Government, to develop a new WA regional touring program called Freighting Ideas.

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This is an ART ON THE MOVE and Art Gallery of WA touring program developed as part of Freighting Ideas project. This project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered in partnership by ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
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