Always was. Always will be.

ART ON THE MOVE would like to acknowledge the First Nation’s Peoples are the traditional custodians of this land and we pay our respects to the Elders both past, present and future for their unique contribution to the cultural life of communities across Australia.

I Understand

Encouraging connections and fostering a sense of belonging and creativity

CONNECT – ENGAGE – UNDERSTAND – BELONG


An update about COVID-19 | 8 June, 2020

As a result of recent directive from Government of Western Australia, ART ON THE MOVE is delighted to announce:
– Our touring exhibitions are heading back on the road later this month and our new tours Preppers and Rules of Summer are open for booking;
– Gradual and incremental return to our office after a period of working from home.

Many thanks to our sponsor Healthway through the Act-Belong-Commit program and the continued investment from the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries. This investment has enabled us to respond to the unfolding and changing situation in an appropriate and considered way. Our deepest thanks to our partner venues who continued to work with us during the COVID-19 pandemic; keeping us informed of their changing situation and supporting each other through this time of change.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, venues and their visitors continues to be a top priority and this will inform all that we do going forward.

For more information about our programs speak to the relevant ART ON THE MOVE team member.

COVID-19 | Resources

The document below has been developed in partnership with GalleriesWest, Museums & Galleries Queensland and ART ON THE MOVE to support the sector in its return to work.

COVID-19 | Information, Resources & Support for WA Public Galleries
COVID-19 Safety Plan | Resource for WA Public Galleries

Australian Public Galleries Snapshot

This report is an initiative prepared by Museums & Galleries Queensland and Public Galleries Association of Victoria on behalf of the National Public Galleries Alliance. The Alliance is a network of Australian state and territory public gallery peak body and industry organisations working collaboratively to advance the sector.

Read the report here

We’re an invisible, yet critical function between art, people and place.

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ART ON THE MOVE is Western Australia’s only organisation dedicated to touring contemporary visual art exhibitions across the regions, interstate and beyond.

We do this by touring quality contemporary art with appropriate learning and development opportunities that speak to and develop the unique cultural narratives of communities whatever the cultural practice, age, ability, and engagement with culture.

What's On

    • Exhibition

      Shaun Tan: Rules of Summer

      Sat Jun 1 – Tue Nov 30

      Rules of Summer features a set of original paintings from Shaun Tan made for the picture book of the same title. The exhibition explores the friendsh...

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    • Event

      Act-Belong-Commit | Walk With Me

      Wed Aug 28 – Thu Dec 31

      WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF YOUR TOWN Walk With Me offers a glimpse into tomorrow, as imagined by the young people of today. Bring your headphones, grab...

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    • Exhibition

      Preppers

      Thu Apr 2 – Sun May 2

      In memory of Paul Thompson. Around the world thousands of people are steadfastly preparing for the end of civilisation as we know it. Doomsday preppe...

      Read more
    • Exhibition

      Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) By Julie Dowling

      Fri Jul 3 – Thu Aug 20

      Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) artist Julie Dowling explores the theme of slavery in Australia for First Nations peoples both in past centuries and in cu...

      Read more
    • Exhibition

      Shaun Tan: Rules of Summer

      Sat Jun 1 – Tue Nov 30

      Rules of Summer features a set of original paintings from Shaun Tan made for the picture book of the same title. The exhibition explores the friendsh...

      Read more
    • Event

      Act-Belong-Commit | Walk With Me

      Wed Aug 28 – Thu Dec 31

      WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF YOUR TOWN Walk With Me offers a glimpse into tomorrow, as imagined by the young people of today. Bring your headphones, grab...

      Read more
    • Exhibition

      Preppers

      Thu Apr 2 – Sun May 2

      In memory of Paul Thompson. Around the world thousands of people are steadfastly preparing for the end of civilisation as we know it. Doomsday preppe...

      Read more
    • Exhibition

      Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) By Julie Dowling

      Fri Jul 3 – Thu Aug 20

      Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) artist Julie Dowling explores the theme of slavery in Australia for First Nations peoples both in past centuries and in cu...

      Read more

The current touring program features six exhibitions that all explore themes of identity, connection to community, and cultural relationships through powerful historic and contemporary stories.

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ART ON THE MOVE offers a comprehensive professional development program tailored to meet the evolving needs of the visual arts and museum sector in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Western Australia.

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Our learning program is for everyone and offers our community creative ways to engage with art and explore the positive impact creativity can have on our lives.

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4200

Over 4200 kms travelled this year running our events.

65

We’ve held 65 exhibitions & workshops this year.

10000

10 000 people have visited our exhibitions since we started.

Represent those who exist outside of the margins.

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We encourage innovative artistic practices to flourish as artists respond to environments and audiences.

Adaptability in our work practices and compassion and understanding of the world by presenting and exploring universal themes that resonate at a local level.