Alongside the international exhibition The Rise of Sneaker Culture, AGWA is proudly presenting WA sneaker collector displays that pay homage to the passion, knowledge and pride of West-side sneakerheads.

Many galleries have ‘artists-in-residence’ but a Sneakerhead-in-Residence? Introducing Perth-born, Lee Ingram. Lee's contributions to the SNEAKERHEADS season at AGWA are key, including a loan from his massive collection for two special displays, and a magnificent colour 'sneakerlier' hanging installation between the ground and first floor of the Gallery.

As AGWA’s Sneakerhead-in-Residence, aside from participating in the exhibition program as the first WA artist and collector, Lee will run panel discussions, special talks, participate in Curtin University's design course on the development of the WA Sneaker, and MC at Sneaker Saturday on 13 May. He is also working with iconic sneaker retailer, Highs and Lows, on a special range of merch that will be available in a new pop-up shop at AGWA from 13 May.

5 April – 29 May: Lee Ingram

With over 800 pairs of sneakers in his care, Lee Ingram is one of the most significant sneaker collectors in the country. He is currently a graphic design lecturer at Curtin University, and has designed shoes for ASICS amongst others.

Coming Up

31 May – 17 July: Highs and Lows (Matt Thomas)

19 July – 4 September: WA Collective

See the Art Gallery website for more information about the displays.

 

Image credit
Photographer: Jed Steele

Where

Art Gallery of WA

Perth Cultural Centre (Bounded by Roe Street, Beaufort Street, Francis Street, William Street) Perth WA 6000

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