The View From Here

The View From Here

PLEASE NOTE - some of the gallery spaces have closed.

One moment. 200 perspectives. A gallery-wide celebration of Western Australian artistic talent.

Presented as we open our rooftop, connecting AGWA’s visitors to this city and the surrounding suburbs, hills, plains and sky.

It is a stage to honour homegrown creatives, whose visions of the possibilities and challenges of this diverse state are locally inspirational and globally relevant.

Senior artists are showcased alongside those who have never exhibited in galleries. Suburban graffiti writers, forest-dwelling painters, desert artists, urban sculptors and filmmakers, performers and photographers are among those celebrated.

Major commissions occupying the foyer, concourse, rest areas and rooftop see several artists extend their practice in the boldest ways possible.

Acquired using special acquisition funds, many of these works are now part of the State Art Collection, ensuring that future generations can find meaning and wonder in the art of this place and time.

Central to this ambition is the Collective Ground exhibition, which includes 56 newly-acquired works by several generations of living Western Australian Indigenous artists.

Supporting this are reimagined Collection displays.

Our rich holdings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art are given pride of place on the ground floor.

Collection works by Western Australian artists are made visible throughout, demonstrating the depth and reach of the state’s creative spirit and the role of the Gallery in securing its longevity and accessibility.


Related Information



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