Are you as excited as we are? A sneak peek at WA Artist Nathan Beard's upcoming exhibition opening this Wednesday. Nathan's work deals with the fluid nature of personal and cultural identities. Often based in an exploration of his own Thai-Australian background, his practice is conceptually and materially hybrid as he combines sumptuously rendered sculpture, photography and drawing to produce...
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Our friends at Tura New Music are offering Early Bird tickets to the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble event to be held at the Subiaco Arts Centre (2 May 2017). An Australian first, this is your chance to hear Russia’s finest new chamber music artists.

Early Bird tickets available.
Enter code word ‘MOSCOW’ before midnight 29 March.

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Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

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Lara Sawyer has been awarded the 2016 Year 12 Perspectives Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award for her work ‘The decaying kind 2016’. Featured in the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition (28 Jan to 2 April), her artwork received the most votes by members of the general public.

Well done Lara and thank you to all those who voted! You can see ‘The decaying kind 2016’ on display until 2 April. ...
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For those who may have missed it, our Director Stefano Carboni and contemporary art curator Robert Cook were featured in The West Australian talking about the exciting Tom Malone Prize exhibition currently on show at the Art Gallery of WA. [ Bit.ly Link ]

This year marks the 15th year AGWA has hosted the Tom Malone Prize - Australia’s foremost acquisitive art prize for contemporary Australian...
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Heart of glass on show

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A good morning to these gorgeous mums and their bubs who are here to take part in a tour of the Gallery as part of ARTBubs. Today our mums and bubs will be exploring the beauty of glass in the Tom Malone Prize exhibition and the talent of our promising young artists in Year 12 Perspectives.
ARTBubs is held the third Wednesday of every month at 10.30am.
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Voting closes today in the Year 12 Perspectives Act-Belong-Commit People's Choice Award. Have you cast your vote?

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Michael Cook
Mother (Merry-go-round) 2016
inkjet print on paper
80 x 120 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 2016
Today we welcomed over 200 guides from across Australia and Singapore for the 21st Biennial AAGGO Conference.

The Association of Australian Gallery Guiding Organisations (AAGGO) is a non-profit organisation that helps guides get in touch with one another.

Over four days, delegates will hear from speakers including artist Sandra Hill, AGWA Director Stefano Carboni, and Wesfarmers Collection...
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ART BALL is back for 2017!

Tickets are now on sale for the annual avant-garde gala event, voted by The West Australian - thewest.com.au as one of the top ten social events of 2016.

It was a sellout event last year, so be quick.

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Artist talks | FREE
2-3pm, Saturday 25 March
(talks also running Sun 2 April)

Join some of this year's exhibiting artists in the Year 12 Perspectives gallery space as they discuss their processes, topics and individual works. Each talk is hosted by AGWA's Associate Curator Dunja Rmandic and presented by different student artists. So come along to each weekend and hear what our talented young...
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Year 12 Perspectives 2016 | Artist Talks

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10.30am, third Wednesday of the month
$15 per person (tickets includes tour and morning tea).

Parents with bubs, get together for a mid-week art outing. ARTBubs is an opportunity to tour the Gallery with one of AGWA’s Guru Guides, followed by coffee, cake and conversation in the Imagination Room.

This month we explore the beauty of glass in the Tom Malone Prize and the talent of our young...
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ArtBubs: Tom Malone Prize and Year 12 Perspectives

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If you're in the Perth Cultural Centre today for the International Student Festival drop in to the Gallery to hear from some talented student artists at 2pm.

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Year 12 Perspectives 2016 | Artist Talks

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3, 2, 1 – go! The weekend is here. Make your way to Arthouse this weekend for their 3+2=1 menu ($55). There's plenty on at the Gallery, so drop by before dining.

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Head over to Desert River Sea to read their latest essay on celebrated senior artist from Mangkaja Arts, Jawardji Mervyn Street.

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We are pleased to welcome Scout Textiles to the AGWA Shop. Locally designed and made, and inspired by our great city, we know you will love them too.
Today is International Women's Day. A timely moment, we thought, to remind you that WA Focus: Helen Grey-Smith closes soon. Helen Grey-Smith was a remarkable Western Australian artist who forged a path for herself firstly as a textile designer and later a painter. She also advocated throughout her career for the importance of art in society. Drop by to view this celebration of her practice...
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See you at the Gallery from 3pm today for the final showing of Co3 Contemporary Dance Company of WA's dance work developed this week.
"Stories worth telling" Broadsheet Perth chats to AGWA curator Carly Lane about the new exhibition Everyone has a history - Part One: Plain Speak.

Stories Worth Telling

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Co3 Contemporary Dance Company of WA was back in the Gallery today for Reason for Being.

Artistic Director Raewyn Hill and Co3 dancers are creating a new dance work taking inspiration from Julie Gough's work, Shadow of the spear, on display in Gifts to the Fallen.

Drop in between now and Saturday to see how Co3 respond to the themes of this work, and watch dance unfold in the Gallery.

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Tomorrow we open Everyone has a history – Part One: Plain Speak – an exhibition of personal and powerful works by Indigenous artists. It's also the closing day for Gallery Central's installation Ngala Wongga – an immersive and multi-sensory installation of sound and image drawing attention to the need to preserve at-risk Indigenous languages in the Goldfields of WA. Drop in to the Perth...
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Everyone has a history - Part One: Plain Speak

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