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Aerial view of the ocean, beach and red rock

Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman today officially launched the 2022 exhibition season which kicks off this Saturday with four world premiere experiences.

Exhibitions across the year range from celebrating local WA and Aboriginal stories through to national and international exhibitions that will stretch the imagination through the use of immersive digital technologies.

But you don't have to wait until 2022 because it all starts Saturday 11 December with:

Walking with Colour: Cinematic Nature by Michael Haluwana

Vibrant projections and multimedia installations featuring WA's landscapes and seascapes. Free exhibition.

Belong: Language connecting feeling, culture, country

Rich multimedia exhibition by photographic artist Martine Perret focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, connection to land and the role our bodies play in relating emotions. Free exhibition.

Beyond the Milky Way

A spectacular 360-degree virtual reality film narrated by physicist Professor Brian Cox about the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and Universe. From award-winning producer, director and writer Briege Whitehead, and White Spark Pictures. Ticketed experience.

Illuminate: Timescapes

A unique experience featuring digital projections on Boola Bardip's Old Gaol. Inspired by the museum's collections and WA's natural beauty, the projections will take place each night from sunset. Principal Partner Minderoo Foundation. Free experience.

Then in the New Year, Boola Bardip welcomes:


Starting 22 January, each Saturday at 11am, Nyoongar dancers perform traditional song and dance, and share stories of their rich culture and history. Presented by Tourism WA and supported by the City of Perth. Free experience.

Virtual Realms

Opening on 26 March, this immersive exhibition from London's Barbican pairs six of the world's most acclaimed video game developers with six leading media design studios to create a series of large-scale experimental spaces. Ticketed exhibition.

Dinosaurs of Patagonia

Opening on 2 July, walk with the largest dinosaurs that ever roamed the Earth. Visitors will experience the incredible size of titanosaurs and meet herbivores and carnivores from the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods. This exhibition is designed by Argentina's Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio. Ticketed exhibition.


Opening on 17 December, this exhibition celebrates the timeless stories of Lewis Carroll. Explore Alice's journey from book to screen through original picture books, magic lanterns and more than 40 moving images, film and TV moments. This exhibition is developed by the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI). Ticketed exhibition.

WA Museum exhibitions and experiences


Page reviewed 27 February 2023