Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    AGWA’s new View to celebrate Western Australian art

    15/10/2021 10:05 AM
    • The View From Here - the Art Gallery's largest ever exhibition of Western Australian art announced today
    • Supported by a new brand and marketing campaign featuring WA artists 
    • Transformation of AGWA close to completion with rooftop opening scheduled for early November

    The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) today announced the upcoming The View From Here exhibition, supported by a new brand and marketing campaign to preview the transformation of the Gallery in early November.


    The transformation includes the biggest rooftop venue in Perth, new gallery spaces, and the largest art commission in the Gallery's history.


    The View From Here, a gallery-wide celebration of Western Australian art, will feature on outdoor, press, online and in social media to provide patrons with a glimpse of the new AGWA.


    The exhibition features more than 230 artists and 361 artworks - 111 of which have been commissioned for the transformation and reveal in early November.


    Artists featured in The View From Here include:

    • Sarah Bahbah, a Perth raised, Los Angeles-based artist of Palestinian/Jordanian heritage with more than one million Instagram followers;
    • Tim Meakins, whose giant 3D-printed sculptures of weightlifters, posers and grinning weights offer a playful interpretation of modern fitness culture;
    • Bruno Booth's 'Adidas'-wearing cats;
    • Abdul Abdullah;
    • Ngarralja Tommy May;
    • Yok and Sheryo;
    • Danielle Freakley;
    • Tyrown Waigana; and
    • Tarryn Gill.

    The exhibition and campaign announcement comes as a prelude to the opening of the new rooftop in early November and the reveal of AGWA's transformation, which includes a multitude of exciting new works and spaces.


    The new rooftop venue was a key 2017 election commitment and has been complemented by works on the foyer and galleries.


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "The View From Here promises to be a brilliant celebration of Western Australia's artistic community, and the accompanying campaign will whet the public's appetite in anticipation of the rooftop opening in early November.


    "The View From Here signals a whole new vision and direction that we strongly support. It will transform AGWA and add to our cultural tourism offerings.


    "The McGowan Government committed to the transformation of the rooftop in 2017 and it is exciting to see it come close to fruition."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400