Rooftop Rewritten

Rooftop Rewritten

AGWA's rooftop sculpture works are considered and reconsidered by First Nations voices.

As a part of BlakLight, AGWA has invited six Aboriginal writers and curators to respond to the sculptural works that sit atop the building, all of which are by non-Indigenous artists. This project not only invites a different way to think about these sculptures but also demonstrates the importance of culturally diverse speakers and narratives in the western art domain.

Each writer has responded in their own unique way, bringing a First Nations perspective to bear on what are some of AGWA’s most iconic sculptural works. Each sculpture has a historical connection to the collecting activities at AGWA and the intersection of this and the insights that Aboriginal writers and curators bring to the works, from their own personal and cultural perspectives has the capacity to shift the readers thinking beyond the expected.

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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