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“A wonderful addition to the Perth Cultural Centre’ – a new rooftop venue for Perth’s art gallery

Steve Mills
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Perth’s newest and biggest rooftop venue has been opened with the $10 million transformation of the Art Gallery completed.

The 500 capacity multi-purpose arts space and bar offers a 360 degree view taking in the Northbridge, the Matagarup bridge and the Perth hills. The space features an open air rooftop sculpture walk featuring works from the State Art Collection.

The venue’s centrepiece is the 34-metre long, five-metre high light-based artwork Targets, by Minang/Wardandi/Bibbulmun artist Christopher Pease, which wraps the rooftop exterior. It is the largest artwork the Gallery has ever commissioned.

Arts minister David Templeman told Steve Mills it’s “spectacular.”

“You’ll get a different perspective depending on what time of day you’re up there,” he said.

“People will be very impressed.

“If you haven’t been to the gallery, you’ll be blown away by what the curators have created.”

The rooftop opens this Saturday in time for the summer festival season, operating during normal gallery hours. The bar will be open Friday to Sunday evenings across summer months and is available for
venue hire across the week.

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(Photo: Supplied)

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