The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) in Perth has announced plans to embark on an exciting development of its expansive unused rooftop for cultural and commercial purposes in time for its 125th anniversary in 2020. The project will deliver a new rooftop destination with an iconic newly commissioned work by a major artist of international standing, and other outdoor art displays, together with a flexible cinema/performance space, a community gathering space and a signature restaurant. The project, dubbed ‘AGWAElevate2020’ will be its first capital development for 25 years and is planned as a public / private funded partnership.
In addition, the current staff car park on Beaufort Street will be transformed into a garden space also dedicated to arts displays. Both new spaces will welcome potential PIAF, Fringe World and other local residencies. Other enhancements include an extension to the current café facing the Perth station; an external lift to the roof; and an improved and relocated Education and Guide Centre in the Beaufort Street wing. This will create a new focus on the older part of the building complex around the new garden generating extra impact.
Art Gallery of Western Australia.