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Opening Day

Guided Tours

For Families

Long Table

Singing at AGWA

Behind the Scenes

Kickstart Festival

Heritage Festival

Mother's Day

Art Ball

Lecture Series




The Corsini Collection








Corsini Collection Long Table

6:45pm-11pm, Saturday 16 June
$210 | $180 Members

In celebration of the closing weekend of A Window On Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence join AGWA for an experience like no-other.
Enjoy a delectable 5 course degustation menu accompanied by delicious wines by Juniper, Margaret River INSIDE of the exhibition, along with a tour of this international showcase before it returns to its home in Florence.

The first Corsini Collection Long Table event sold out, so don’t miss your chance on this exclusive experience.

Buy now link

TASSI AGOSTINO - Fiera di Grottaferrata

Singing at the Gallery

Presented in partnership with the WA Opera

5.30-7pm, Sunday 18 March, 15 April, 20 May, 17 June

$25 | $21.50 Members (single class)

(classes are not suitable for under 18s)

Whether you’re a seasoned chorister or an absolute beginner, AGWA wants to share with you the unique experience of singing in an opera chorus. Over four classes, which you can book as a set or individually, you will be introduced to a range of Italian repertoire inspired by the exhibition. Each class will include a chance to glimpse the exhibition.


Buy now link  Sunday 17 June

Anton Domenico Gabbiani (Florence 1652-1726) Glorification of the Corsini Family: sketch for the ceiling fresco of the Presentation Room of the Palazzo 1694-1695

Propel Youth Arts x AGWA

The Corsini Collection: Revisited

Presented in partnership with Propel Youth Arts

as part of the KickstART Festival
10am-5pm, Saturday 14 April – Sunday 17 June


The Corsini Collection: Revisited seeks to challenge art historical motifs through a contemporary prism, by taking A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection as a starting point. Local contemporary artists are invited to select an existing work and create a new one in response to the historical works that resonate with them.

Participating artists include Danna Torres Bennz, Melissa Clements, Saleheh Gholami, Jarrad Levy, Pip Lewi and Lauren Rodriguez.

Curated by Aisyah Sumito in mentorship with Dunja Rmandic.

Florentine painter after Francesco Rosselli (Florence 1445-before 1513)


Saturday 26 May 2018



Walk the red carpet into a world of mystery, mythology and decadence at AGWA’s annual flagship gala, ART BALL. Revolving around the international Corsini exhibition, AGWA will be transformed into an opulent realm of wonder and discovery with sensory experiences of palatial proportions.

Unleash your inner voyeur at WA’s most anticipated social event on 26 May 2018.

Sandro Botticelli (Florence c1445-1510) and workshop Madonna and Child with Six Angels c1500

Lecture Series

In partnership with UWA


Celebrating the richness of culture, history and myth on display at the Gallery, hear from local experts about this amazing collection of works.

Women, Art and Violence in

Seventeenth-Century Italian Art
Wednesday 14 March, Dr Susanne Meurer

Allegories for Meditation and Self-Reflection

in the Elite Renaissance Home
Thursday 5 April, Dr Elizabeth Reid

Savonarola and Botticelli: the visionary prophet

and the penitent painter
Wednesday 16 May, Arvi Wattel

To learn more and book your place please visit

Carlo Dolci (Florence 1616-1686) Hope 1653

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 May

$25 | $22 Members


Spoil mum with a tour through Italy. Take her on an exhibition tour Thursday to Saturday, or join us for a special Beauty and fashion through the ages tour on Sunday, and then surprise her with a small Corsini gift from the Gallery Shop.

And remember, every exhibition ticket goes into the draw to win a trip to Italy, so you could be off to experience la dolce vita!

Give the gift of art this Mother's Day with an AGWA Members membership. Visit here for details.

Giovanni Martinelli (Montevarchi 1600-Florence 1659) Music 1650

Australian Heritage Festival

A Morning with the Masterpieces

10.15am-12.30pm, Wednesday 2 May

$22 | $18 Members

Includes exhibition ticket, tour, coffee &

morning tea


Take a guided exhibition tour on the history of Italian art, followed by morning tea at FRANK at AGWA,

inspired by the recipe book featured in the exhibition.

Niccolò Codazzi (Naples 1642-Genoa 1693) Ruined building c1685-1693

Behind the Scenes of the

Corsini Collection

6-7.30pm, Thursday 12 April

$35 | $25 Members


AGWA Curator Melissa Harpley and exhibition staff share insights on the journey of bringing A Window
on Italy
to AGWA.




Corsini Collection Long table

from 6:45pm, Saturday 17 March

$165 | $135 Members


Join AGWA for an exclusive Corsini Collection degustation dining adventure.

Hear about the captivating Corsini family and their journey collecting the superb artworks in this international exhibition while enjoying an exclusive after-hours viewing experience, and savouring delicious wines and Italian-themed foods during this unforgettable evening.


ROSSELLI MATTEO Davide Vittorioso



A Florentine Festival Day

10am-5pm | 24 February 2018

Free foyer activity; ticketed exhibition entry

• Free foyer activity – music, dance, puppetry, food & wine demonstrations, family drawing activities
• Ticketed exhibition (exhibition tours and storytelling tours are free to ticket holders)

Experience Italian life with an opening day celebration featuring Florentine and Italian history, Italian food and wine, art-making activities.

CLICK HERE to view the program and schedule for the day.

Florentine painter after Francesco Rosselli (Florence 1445-before 1513) The Execution of Savonarola and Two Companions at Piazza della Signoria 16th-17th century

Guided Tours


The Corsini Collection

1-2pm, Thursday – Sunday

Tour free, exhibition admission fees apply

Pre-book a guided tour as part of your exhibition experience and join a Voluntary Gallery Guide for a revealing insight into this magnificent, private collection.

Sunday Series

2-3pm, various Sundays March-June

Tour free, exhibition admission fees apply

Join AGWA on a thematic tour covering the religion, beauty, colour and history of the Corsini Collection.


History of Italian Art

2-3pm Sunday 11 March

2-3pm, Sunday 15 April

2-3pm, Sunday 29 April

Art & Faith

2-3pm, Sunday 8 April

2-3pm Sunday 22 April

2-3pm Sunday 6 May

Beauty & Fashion through the Ages

2-3pm, Sunday 13 May

2-3pm, Sunday 20 May

2-3pm Sunday 27 May

The Italian Palette

2-3pm, Sunday 10 June

A Window on Italy Auslan Tour

11am-12pm, Saturday 24 March

Tour free, exhibition admission fees apply

This is a special tour designed for those who have a hearign impairment. Join our Voluntary Guru Guide and an Auslan interpreter from WA Deaf Society as they take you through A Window on Italy - The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence exhibition. Learn about the Corsini family and hear the stories behind the works and their artists.

Private tours

Tour free, exhibition admission fees apply

AGWA’s Guru Guides are also available for private tours for small groups. These can be tailored specifically to your interests and level of art knowledge.

Bookings are essential, and 3 weeks’ notice is required to make the arrangements. AGWA can coordinate a tour for a minimum 8 people per booking; AGWA Members minimum of 4 people per booking.

We recommend coordinating the tour before purchasing your exhibition tickets. A discounted ticket price is available for groups of 10 people or more. Group tickets can be purchased in the Gallery or over the phone on 9492 6600. ENQUIRE NOW



A discounted ticket price is available for groups of 10 people or more. Group tickets can be purchased in the Gallery or over the phone on 9492 6600. AGWA’s Guru Guides are also available for private tours for small groups. These can be tailored specifically to your interests and level of art knowledge.


For families


Family Art Trail

10am-5pm, Wednesday – Monday

Exhibition ticket required

In the exhibition space, find Arno, one of the many dogs that the Corsini family have owned to learn more about the artworks. During Easter, complete the trail and collect your prize from AGWA’s  Information Desk.

PDF logo Family Art Trail

ARTBubs: A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection

10.30am-12pm, Wednesday 21 March

$25 (Ticket includes exhibition entry, tour and morning tea)
Parents with bubs get together for a midweek art outing. Tour the Gallery with one of AGWA’s Guru Guides, followed by coffee, cake and conversation.

Prams/baby carriers and babies up to one year old welcome. Baby change facilities available.

Storytelling Adventures

11am-12pm & 1-2pm, Sunday 15, Monday 16, Thursday 19 April


Join Glenn Swift, Storyteller Extraordinaire as he entertains you with stories of life in Renaissance Italy.

Portrait Palazzo

Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 April

11am-3pm, Thursday & Saturday

11am-2pm, Friday & Sunday


Keep eye out for AGWA and Attack of the Robot’s travelling Portrait Palazzo and have your picture taken in Renaissance Florence.

Design your own emblem


Do you have a family emblem, symbol or pattern with which you identify? Or, if you could design your family emblem, what colours, symbols and patterns would you choose? Visit the Imagination Room and create your own mark.

PDF logo Design Your Own Emblem




Win a trip to Italy

Thanks to Singapore Airlines

Every exhibition ticket purchased goes into the prize draw for a fantastic trip for two to Rome and Florence including a private tour of the Palazzo Corsini on the banks of the Arno River.







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