There Were Moments of Transformation

About this exhibition

ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) are proud to present There Were Moments of Transformation, the second exhibition of the WA regional touring program Freighting Ideas.

Art has the power to transform. Transform thinking, transform objects, transform materials. There Were Moments of Transformation explores the power and fragility of transformation through sculpture, jewellery and ceramics from the Art Gallery of WA Collection.

Featuring never-travelled works by international artists including Auguste Rodin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, William Kentridge alongside local pieces by WA artists such as Lucy Yukenbarri and Bethamy Linton, this exhibition asks you to consider through the creation of these works, how materials change, how they change us, and the world around us.

Online Learning

Visit our Online Learning page to download the Act-Belong-Commit Learning Resources for There Were Moments of Transformation.

Online Learning

This is an ART ON THE MOVE and Art Gallery of WA touring program developed as part of Freighting Ideas project. This project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered in partnership by ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The Act-Belong-Commit Engagement Program presented by ART ON THE MOVE is sponsored by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit health message.


Bunbury Regional Art Gallery


ART ON THE MOVE and Art Gallery of WA


Melissa Harpley


Kirsten Coelho, Nick Mount, Eubena Nampitjin, Bethamy Linton, Alister Yiap, James W.R. Linton, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, Wendy Ramshaw, Giampaolo Babetto, Michael Rowe, Mari Funaki, Holly Grace, Rosie Nanyuma, Lucy Yukenbarri, James Lynch, Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano, William Kentridge, Jacob Epstein, Ian Fairweather, Inge King, Jeremy Lepisto, Tony Jones, John Nixon.


Sculpture, jewellery, ceramic, glass and video.



September 26 – October 25 : Ningaloo Centre
November 7 – December 2 : Goldfields Art Centre
Dec 12, 2020 – Jan 20, 2021 : Katanning Gallery


January 30 – March 14 : Collie Art Gallery
May 1 – June 18 : Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
July 3 – August 15 : Albany Town Hall
November 27, 2021 – March 6, 2022 : Bunbury Regional Art Gallery