How Did I Get Here?

13/04/2019 - 09/08/2020

  • The Bathers
    Anne Zahalka The Bathers , 1989
    c-type photographic print
    Image Credit
    Anne ZAHALKA 'The Bathers' 1989. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 2013 © Anne Zahalka, 1989.

About the exhibition

How Did I Get Here? is the first capsule exhibition from the Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) State Art Collection featuring video and photographic works by seven Australian contemporary artists. These works will be interwoven with complementary pieces from the local art collections; asking the question ‘How Did I Get Here?’ inviting audiences to contemplate how their relationships and environments define their sense of self.

ART ON THE MOVE and AGWA have come together for the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost (RETB), funded by the State Government, to develop a new WA regional touring program called Freighting Ideas. This collaborative touring model challenges traditional touring processes and aims to develop genuine relationships, meaningful encounters, community connections and the contribution of many different voices.

Famous Sharron, famous for nothing at all, is the Freighting Ideas Audience Ambassador and will connect audiences and the touring exhibitions. She will reach out with her unique Shazzisms, through direct engagement, provocations, a book launch and site-specific activations.

About the artists

Tony Albert (QLD), Michael Cook (QLD), Petrina Hicks (NSW), David Rosetzky (VIC), Graham Miller (WA), Toni Wilkinson (WA), and Anne Zahalka (NSW).

Touring Venues
and Dates


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.