The Perth Cultural Centre is home to some of WA’s major cultural and educational institutions and has become a popular meeting place for locals and visitors. Sitting between the city centre and Northbridge, it’s the cultural heart of the city with a vibrant mix of arts, music, food, entertainment and festivals. Within the cultural precinct is the WA Museum, State Theatre Centre, PICA, the State Library and notably the Art Gallery of WA to which the Urban Orchard is directly opposite.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia, founded in 1895, occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre. The Gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous art, the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art and design, as well as Australian and International art and design.
AGWA is celebrating the opening of two new display spaces, Garden and Sky. This FREE event could be the perfect stop for a great weekend of art, culture and fun in the heart of Perth City. These Micro Galleries will launch with large works – accompanied by smaller works – from the Wesfarmers Arts Collection following the idea of ‘large works in small spaces’. The contrast between the giant works and the dimensions of the Micro Galleries creates an exciting dynamic.
There is a range of fantastic exhibitions and events happening all year round at the Art Gallery WA. Keep up to date and check out what's showing now via the Art Gallery WA website.
The Art Gallery of WA, buzzing and ready to bring you the best live art and performances this year with their ARTBAR event. Bringing together people, art and live entertainment, ARTBAR presents another exciting season of international and national acts at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
With performances starting through out August why not roll on down and see some acts take the stage in the Gallery concourse, soak up the visual pleasures of the featured exhibition, see what else The Perth Cultural Centre has to offer and enjoy the food and drinks available to purchase. Plus, it’s only a couple of steps away from the Bar Pop Urban Orchard!