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Come and kick it with AGWA this weekend for Sneaker Saturday

11 May

Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) is kicking off their The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition in fine style with an open house celebration THIS Saturday 13 May 10am – 4pm for FREE. It’s all part of their ongoing SNEAKERHEADS festivities, proudly supported by WAM.

Including music by local talents Empty with Strings, Diger Rokwell & Colab Band ft Sha Martin, Natalie Mae, Archi, Silvertongue & Empty, there will also be celeb drop-ins, WA collector Lee Ingram, AGWA Curator Robert Cook, wheelchair bball, life graffiti, Skateboarding WA Best Trick Jam Session & much more! And of course, it’s your first chance to view the international exhibition, The Rise of Sneaker Culture.


*PHOTO ABOVE TAKEN OF OVERLY EXCITED WAM STAFF IN FRONT OF AGWA



PROGRAM FOR THIS SATURDAY

TIME

EVENT 

LOCATION/VENUE

10AM-4PM

Paper Sneakers

Put together your own custom decorated cardboard sneaker and add it to our display

The Rise of Sneaker Culture Activity Space

10AM-4PM

Windowing the Curtin Project

Curtin Design Students work will be showcased in the Imagination Room. Students will be available to provide some insight into the open class being held at Curtin and AGWA

Imagination Room

10.30AM-12PM

Sport: 3 on 3 Wheelchair Basketball Challenge Put your sneakers up and get your wheels on! Rebound WA, supported by Basketball WA, have challenged the Art Gallery of WA, the Department of Sport and Recreation and YOU to a game of 3 on 3 Wheelchair Basketball. Come along and give it a go. James Street Amphitheatre

11AM-4PM

AGWA Botanical Open
Visit AGWA Botanical, a new pop-up garden oasis, a urban farm growing food in the urban jungle outside AGWA’s Garden Micro Gallery. The Green World Revolution Team will be opening the space for you to have a close look at the seasonal plantings of edible botanicals.
AGWA Terrace

11AM-2PM

Live graffiti artwork 

Wetlands Stage

11-3PM

Sneaker drawing demonstration  AGWA Administration Foyer

11AM-12PM

Tour with AGWA’s Curator, Robert Cook  Meeting at entry to The Rise of Sneaker Culture

12-12.45PM

Music: Empty with Strings  Concourse Stage

12.40PM

NOVA 93.7FM Casanova  AGWA Entry

12.45-1.30PM

Tour with AGWA’s Sneakerhead-in-Residence, Lee Ingram 

Meeting at entry to The Rise of Sneaker Culture

1-2PM

Music: Diger Rokwell

Concourse Stage

1-4PM

Sport: Skateboarding

Skateboarding WA Best Trick Jam Session will allow skateboarders to come and test their skills in the middle of Northbridge on the Skate Sculpture pop up skatepark. The skatepark obstacles are incredibly fun and are movable so as the session goes on new obstacles/combos can be put together. The session will be a fun jam format with some best trick competitions held through out the day. We will be giving out some prizes from NIKE SB, DICKIES , ALMOST skateboards, Modus Bearings, BUTTER GOODS, GMTA skateboards and WAYWARD wheels. The session iOS free to join in but under 18s do need a parent of guardian to sign their registration forms. Come down and let the good times roll!

James Street Amphitheatre 

2-3PM

Tour of the exhibition with AGWA’s Guru Guides

Meeting at entry to The Rise of Sneaker Culture

2.30-3.45PM

Music: Colab Band ft Sha Martin, Natalie Mae, Archi, Silvertongue & Empty

Concourse Stage

Please note: activities, times and venues subject to change. 

Dress: Come in your finest sneakers

Helpful hints:
• The Gallery will be open from 10am-5pm
The Rise of Sneaker Culture will be open from 10am with last entry at 4.45pm
• Admission to the Gallery is free however, donations are always welcomed

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Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.