State gallery relaunch to mark new era

Major renovations and fresh artistic vision is placing WA’s state gallery in a new light.
a huge gallery ground floor space with visitors looking at artworks

As some of the country’s major arts spaces reopen after lockdowns, a State gallery that’s avoided most of these measures has also relaunched.

WA’s major art institution, the Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) have unveiled their largest exhibition of Western Australian artworks to date, which they are presenting in their newly transformed spaces to mark a new era for the gallery.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).