This Saturday the 6th of November the Art Gallery Of WA (AGWA) is set to host a major relaunching moment, revealing new exhibitions and multi-sensory experiences for the State’s art hub.
Kicking off with The View From Here, a celebration of West Australian art – it’s the Gallery’s largest ever WA-focused exhibition featuring over 230 artists and 361 artworks, including over 100 new commissioned works. Some of those artists include WA-raised, LA-based artist Sarah Bahbah; sculpture artist Tim Meakins; Bruno Booth’s ‘Adidas’-wearing cats; Abdul Abdullah; Yok & Sheryo and many more.
The relaunching will also unveil a new-look AGWA building, with transformed spaces, new sensory offerings and the much-anticipated new AGWA Rooftop, a 500-person venue hosting both an indoor and outdoor gallery, open air sculpture park and a centrepiece commission from Noongar artist Christopher Pease, Targets. The 34m long, 5m tall artwork will wrap around the exterior walls of the new rooftop.
A centrepiece from The View From Here will be Collective Ground, exhibiting more than 60 works from over 120 acquired from Aboriginal Art Centres and Aboriginal Artists across Western Australia.
On the launch, AGWA Director, Colin Walker, said: “The launch of the all-new AGWA is a major moment for West Australian arts and artists alike. The new AGWA vision is to create a gallery that celebrates great Western Australian art and artists alongside that from the rest of the world. AGWA will be a champion of WA artists, and the reopening gives a celebration of our local talent and our unique view on the world from this special place.”
Head to the AGWA Website for more info.