Gallery 09

Come and PLAY with ideas and materials.

Gallery 09 is dedicated to interactive, all ages, artist-led projects that invite audiences of all abilities to participate, contribute and engage with artist practice.

AGWA’s Head of Learning and Creativity Research, Lilly Blue curates and collaborates with lead artists and children, designing participatory experiences where slow-learning pedagogies are deeply embedded in projects that support meaningful engagement, arts learning, advocacy, and wellbeing outcomes.

Gallery 09 supports non-didactic creative learning experiences developed in response to a fluid methodology drawn from museum practice and arts learning research. With education, multi-sensory learning and mindfulness strategies embedded into every element of delivery and engagement, audiences of all ages are invited to engage creatively to build resilience, material practices, emotional intelligence, empathy, and self-care.

All Gallery 09 interactive exhibitions and participatory experiences are facilitated by trained Teaching Artists and Volunteers who engage audiences in rich multidisciplinary arts experiences. Each exhibition is installed for a full year and sits alongside a wider project that sees social, emotional and community impact.

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For Schools

For numbers, COVID safety and to ensure a positive experience for everyone, school groups are required to book and pay for a Teaching Artist-facilitated workshop in all Gallery 09 exhibitions.

Contact our Learning Team for details –

Gallery 09 Interactive Exhibitions are:

• Flexible: There are always multiple entry points that allow children/audiences of all abilities and skill levels to take part in some way.

• Tactile: The materials are sensory, accessible and safe.

• Collaborative: The projects are designed so that children/audiences of all ages can share experiences, create together and build relationships.

• Interactive: The exhibitions are always interactive and provide opportunities for social/emotional learning in a multi-sensory environment.

• Empowering: Opportunities are provided for children/audiences to make choices and be agents of their own experience and learning.

• Open-ended: The creative opportunities are open-ended providing agency and opportunity for imagination, experimentation and discovery.

• Artist led: Development of projects is artist led. Participation provides access to artist processes and concepts using high quality materials to ensure children/audiences have access to genuine and meaningful arts practice.

• Co-designed: An emergent development process in collaboration with artists and children always informs the development of the project.

• Research driven: Long term projects and slow practice philosophies of ‘staying-longer’ create opportunities for research partnerships and meaningful evaluation of social/emotional impact and learning outcomes.

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Gallery 09 supported by Healthway promoting Act Belong Commit
Art connects us to ourselves, each other and our communities, helping to create a healthy 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