There’s lots happening these Easter school holidays at AGWA (Art Gallery of Western Australia). Grab your AGWA Passport Trail (suitable for ages six and up) and journey through Australia’s fascinating history as captured by artists in Your Collection 1800- today and the Guy Grey-Smith: Art as Life exhibition. The Voluntary Gallery Guides and Education staff will accompany your family in a fun discovery experience, including special tours and art activities.
With this interactive Passport Trail visitors will discover how Perth has changed from early settlement to present day. There are clues along the way that lead you through the galleries, including the old Perth courthouse and jail cells. The trail and workshop are the cost of a gold coin donation.
Guy Grey-Smith is an amazing Western Australian painter and printmaker and his inspired workshop happens Monday 14 April, Wednesday 16 April & Thursday 17 April from 11am-4pm. Participants will learn techniques used by the artist and create their own nature-inspired masterpiece in a simple block printing workshop.
The timely Arty-tecture with LEGO will sure to be popular (Sunday 13 April & Sunday 27 April from 11am-4pm). Be inspired by the heritage buildings of Perth to create your building out of all-white Lego. It could be a church, hotel, theatre, fire station… anything you like! Place your buildings together with other creations to build a ghostly city. With over 60,000 pieces of Lego, there’s plenty for everyone! Again, just a gold coin donation required for entry.
There is also Painting Perth’s Cityscape (Wednesday 23 April and Thursday 24 April from 11am-4pm). Using the Gallery’s Passport Trail, visitors can take a journey through the State Art Collection, learning about Perth’s past. One of the works in the trail, Harald Vike’s, Perth Roofs gives a glimpse at suburban life in the 1930s. On completion of the trail, participants arrive in the Manhattan Lounge where they can create a painting inspired by Perth’s modern day skyline using pens and watercolour paints.
If you plan to stay in the city overnight, Rydges Perth can look after all your accommodation needs.