Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete

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Performance accessibility

  • Suitable for audiences who speak English as a second Language

1 Venue

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Roe Street, Perth WA, Australia

Minors can attend this show at this venue.

Suitability and warnings: All (General)

Kleenheat Sizzle Factor: Mild

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Scaled perth brutal

About this event

AGWA 40 - Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA's 1979 Brutalist building.

Opened on 2 October 1979, the new Art Gallery of WA building was a dramatic example of late Brutalist architecture designed by Polish-born Charles Sierakowski.

This exhibition opens out the many layers of the history of the building's development featuring images of the building in construction and its early days, along with ephemera such as building models, plans, diagrams and drawings, and early promotional brochures about the structure and its place in the Cultural Centre.

Limited edition publication available from the AGWA Shop.

Free guided tours of Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete run from 2-3pm, Thu, Sat and Sun.

Image - Fritz Kos, Art Gallery of WA. Collection of the State Library of WA.

Presented by:
Art Gallery of Western Australia

Situated in the heart of Perth’s Cultural Centre, the Gallery houses the State Art Collection with works by renowned local and international artists from the 1800s to today. Discover the story of Western Australian art in the WA Journey gallery, and immerse yourself in the Six Seasons space displaying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Take a free guided tour or find something unique in the Gallery Shop to take home. The Gallery was founded in 1895 and occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre including the former Perth Police Courts. The main Gallery opened in 1979 and is a unique modernist building inspired by the pavilions and courtyards of the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. In 2020 AGWA celebrates 125 years.

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