The Simon Lee Foundation Institute of Contemporary Asian Art (SLF ICAA) is a major new creative and curatorial initiative at The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA).

Generously supported by the Simon Lee Foundation, this visionary project will enrich and deepen AGWA’s connections with contemporary art practices and cultural thinking in Asia and its diaspora communities.

Through an integrated program of research, digital projects, exhibitions, residencies and collection development, SLF ICAA will present new and notable Asian artists, and foster the exchange of art and ideas throughout Western Australia and the wider region in partnership with our global institutional peers.



SLF ICAA is AGWA’s creative and curatorial initiative dedicated to supporting contemporary Asian artists and fostering the exchange of art and ideas throughout Western Australia and the wider Asian region. Our projects are presented throughout AGWA’s galleries in order to deepen the Gallery’s connections with contemporary art practices and cultural thinking in Asia.

AGWA is situated in the Perth Cultural Centre  – also home to the State Library of Western Australia, PICA, Blue Room Theatre, State Theatre Centre and WA Museum Boola Bardip.


  • AddressArt Gallery of Western Australia
    Perth Cultural Centre
    Perth, WA 6000
  • HoursOpen 10am-5pm, daily.
    Closed Tuesdays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Getting Here

  • By TrainStop at the Perth Train Station and make your way across the pedestrian overpass to AGWA.
  • By BusRoutes … and the Blue CAT buses provide the closest pick-up and drop-off points at the Museum stop on Beaufort Street.
  • By CarPaid parking is available at the Cultural Centre car park (Roe Street), Perth Train Station car park (Roe Street) and State Library car park (Francis Street). Visit City of Perth parking for more information.

Facilities & Access

Visit our facilities page for up to date access information. Find out more about visiting safely.


Our Commitment

We welcome everyone to AGWA and are committed to ensuring art is accessible to all.

To find out more about how the Gallery can support your access requirements or to provide suggestions on how we can continue to improve our offering, please contact us:

T +61 8 9492 6600

Blind and Visually impaired visitors

You will find large format print labels on our exhibition web pages. These are also available at the Information Desk at the Gallery.

Our Gallery Guides are regularly trained to introduce and discuss the artworks with all visitors. More information about upcoming tours can be found here.


A walking frame, manual wheelchairs and an electric buggy are available for visitor’s use. These are provided free of charge from the Gallery Reception. Bookings are advisable to ensure availability. Please provide 24-hour notice for the electric buggy as it will need to be charged. For bookings, please contact us:

T +618 9492 6601


The Gallery has two public lifts. The main lift provides access to the first floor gallery spaces and is located in the central Concourse. A second lift allows access to the Centenary Galleries. The second lift is located in the rest area between two of the ground floor gallery spaces.


ACROD parking is available in the Perth Cultural Centre car parks.

Access Toilets

Located in the main Gallery building.

Taxi and Bus Access

Taxis and buses are able to drive into the Perth Cultural Centre to within 30 metres of the main Gallery entrance. Inform the driver to enter James Street Mall via Beaufort Street. Reception staff will call Taxis on request.

Companion Card

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is proud to support the Companion Card initiative, enabling people with long term disabilities access to events and venues across Australia. With paid exhibitions, when a cardholder presents their card their companion will be issued with a second ticket for free. For more information see the Companion Card website.


A parents room is situated in the main Concourse. Our Gallery Reception staff can direct you to the parents room if required.


Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth, WA 6000

+61 8 9492 6687

Open 10am-5pm, daily
Closed Tuesday, Good Friday and Christmas Day


Your support helps us to present contemporary Asian art and ideas to the widest possible audience.


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The Institute of Contemporary Asian Art is generously supported by the Simon Lee Foundation and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.