First tour for 20 years: State Art Gallery works go on road

  • A capsule exhibition of works from the State’s art collection will open in Katanning
  • Exhibition will tour to six other regional venues across 2019-20
  • Tour part of $8 million Regional Exhibition Touring Boost election commitment to connect regional audiences with the State’s art collection 
  • The first exhibition born from the innovative Freighting Ideas project will open at the Katanning Library and Art Gallery on April 13, 2019.

    ‘How Did I Get Here?’ will present works from the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) collection by some of the country’s most engaging and accomplished photographic and video artists. These works will be displayed alongside complementary works from Katanning’s local collection that reflect and expand on the theme of identity.

    The Freighting Ideas project connects regional audiences with the State’s art collection and increases the capacity of regional galleries to present a wide variety of works. The project involves the local community in developing arts activity and participating in broader conversations around art.

    After the display in Katanning, ‘How Did I Get Here?’ will travel to other regional galleries in Western Australia. The tour itinerary is:

    • Katanning Library and Gallery – April 13, 2019 to May 11, 2019;
    • Collie Art Gallery – July 19, 2019 to September 1, 2019;
    • Ningaloo Centre, Exmouth – September 13, 2019 to October 13, 2019;
    • Bunbury Regional Art Gallery – January 17, 2020 to March 1, 2020;
    • Carnarvon Library and Gallery – May 15, 2020 to June 19, 2020;
    • East Pilbara Art Centre – July 3, 2020 to August 9, 2020; and
    • Geraldton Regional Art Centre – August 21, 2020 to September 12, 2020. 

    The tour is funded through the McGowan Government’s Regional Exhibition Touring Boost election commitment and is delivered in partnership by ART ON THE MOVE and AGWA.

    As stated by Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:

    “For the first time in 20 years, works from the State’s art collection will tour to regional Western Australia.

    “The role the arts play in regional communities cannot be understated. It supports social, cultural and economic growth.”

    As stated by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

    “This first capsule exhibition delivers remarkable works from the State’s art collection for regional communities to enjoy alongside key works from their own collections.

    “This is a fantastic opportunity for regional Western Australians, and we encourage local communities to take part.”

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