Art Gallery of Western Australia offers Perth’s largest rooftop terrace
The roof of the Art Gallery of Western Australia completed, with the 500-seat multi-purpose art space and bar, now Perth’s largest rooftop venue, which includes entertainment facilities , a gallery space, and an outdoor rooftop promenade featuring works from the State Art Collection. The Art Gallery of Western Australia is a public art gallery that is part of the Perth Cultural Center.
The Western Australian Government’s $ 10 million space renovation now offers stunning 360-degree views from the heart of the Perth Cultural Center to the Perth skyline, Northbridge, Matagarup Bridge and the Perth Hills.
The centerpiece of the venue is the 34 meter long and five meter high Targets artwork by artist Minang / Wardandi / Bibbulmun Christopher Pease, which wraps around the exterior of the roof. It is the largest work of art ever commissioned by the Gallery.
As part of the redevelopment, the gallery’s conservation labs were relocated and upgraded to allow for a new internal gallery at roof level, with the ground floor revitalized with a new fresco and new entrance space.
The project was designed by TAG Architects in Perth and fjmt in Sydney.
The rooftop opens onto 6e November in time for the summer festival season, operating during normal gallery hours.
The bar will be open Friday through Sunday evenings during the summer months and is available for hire throughout the week.
The roof opening lines up with the start of The View From Here, the largest exhibition and celebration of Western Australian art ever to be seen across the gallery, featuring 30 major new works by leading artists and creatives from across the gallery. WA.
Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan said: “It is great to see this underutilized space in the heart of Perth’s cultural hub transformed into a wonderful cultural and entertainment asset for our city.
“The site offers breathtaking views of the city and beyond, and will help animate and activate this part of Northbridge for the local community and visitors to enjoy.
“The gallery is also taking this opportunity to embark on its largest celebration of WA art – providing significant opportunities for local artists and designers across the state.”
Australian Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman added: “Having a strong and sustainable forum is so important to create opportunities for our cultural institutions and our amazing local artists.
“Christopher Pease’s incredible work is a stunning contemporary image of city and state. I encourage you to visit AGWA’s rooftop soon and soak up this fabulous new take on culture.”
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