Freighting Ideas: There Were Moments of Transformation

Freighting Ideas: There Were Moments of Transformation

ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) are proud to present There Were Moments of Transformation, the second exhibition of the WA regional touring program Freighting Ideas.

Art has the power to transform. Transform thinking, transform objects, transform materials. There Were Moments of Transformation explores the power and fragility of transformation through sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, glass and video works from the Art Gallery of WA Collection.

Featuring works by international artists including Auguste Rodin, Pierre August Renoir, William Kentridge alongside local pieces by WA artists such as Lucy Yukenbarri and Bethamy Linton, this exhibition asks you to consider through the creation of these works, how materials change, how they change us, and the world around us.

Regional Venue Touring Dates

26 Sep to 25 Oct 2020 | Ningaloo Centre, Exmouth
7 Nov to 2 Dec 2020 | Goldfields Art Centre
12 Dec 2020 to 20 Jan 2021 | Katanning Library and Gallery
30 Jan to 14 Mar 2021 | Collie Art Gallery
1 May to 18 Jun | Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
3 Jul to 15 Aug | Albany Town Hall
27 Nov 2021 to 6 Mar 2022 | Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

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Conversations with Rain

Accompanying There Were Moments of Transformation is the dynamic engagement activity Conversations with Rain, developed in partnership between the Gallery and ECU School of Education and supported by Healthway, Act-Belong-Commit.

This ongoing multi-platform project explores children’s creative relations with weather as a way of potentially transforming our climate futures. Echoing the collaborative touring model championed by Freighting Ideas, Conversations with Rain harnesses learning methodologies that prioritise creativity, participation and engagement. Visitors of all ages can pick up a Conversations with Rain response journal and take it with them into the exhibition as a way of encouraging deeper and more reflective responses through creative activities. The dance film Kep Waangkiny (Water Talking) plays with audio work Sound of Rain inviting visitors to draw a tiny storm while listening to child-made rain. Pick up your Conversations with Rain journal at one of the touring venues to collect your thoughts, ideas and feelings.

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