18 March – 18 April 2022


Every wall, every floor, every channel. First Nations art takes over AGWA.

In an Australian State Gallery first, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art takes the entire stage at AGWA, during BlakLight, a month-long program celebrating the diversity of First Nations art and culture.

BlakLight sees every gallery space at AGWA dedicated to Australia's most significant contemporary art form – showcasing the diversity and complexity of First Nations art. Accompanying this gallery-wide focus is an event program sparking conversation about cultural identities and exploring the notion of community through visual art, music, talks and more. Professional development workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists based in Perth also feature in the program.

For more information visit AGWA's website here.

Image: Tyrown Waigana Overgrown 2021 (detail). Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation 2021, with support from The Next Collective and Minderoo Foundation. Photo: Bo Wong.

  • Friday, 18 March 2022
  • Monday, 18 April 2022