An insider's look at Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice

The Spirit of Italia

Hello everyone!

I hope you saw our story on the 7.30 Report on Monday night? If you missed it, you can watch the video here. We’re very excited to have Tony Delroy from 720 ABC Perth coming to the Gallery on Friday afternoon to record ‘The Challenge’ – be sure to tune in, and keep an eye out in the coming weeks as Peggy goes on the air for Channel 9.

The Italian Festival Day is fast approaching, with the official program boasting free face painting, glass art demonstrations, games of bocce on the lawn, cooking demonstrations, live music, the Art of Espresso Making at Caffisimo, mask-making for kids, plus plenty of food and wine. Perfect for all ages!

Speaking of Caffisimo, the space is set to be Guggenheimed with limited edition cups, table talkers and a special coffee blend in the coming weeks. In their own words:

When we found out that ‘Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice’ was coming to The Art Gallery of Western Australia, we had to celebrate. And how better to mark the occasion than with a unique coffee blend? Our inspiration came from both Venice; a city of devout coffee aficionados, and of course Peggy; a bold woman with great taste. The result is our San Marco Basilica Blend: A darker, richer roast, with an exceptionally full-bodied flavour. One sip and you’ll appreciate the Italian style with complex chocolate, hazelnut and caramel tones, finished with a sweet, full crema. Try it as an espresso, macchiato or however else you take your coffee.


Fans of the annual Year 12 Perspectives exhibition will be pleased to hear that judging has been completed, and from what I’m told we’ve got a stunning range of works from our local young artists coming to the Gallery on 29 January.

That’s all from me for now – I’ll see you at the Italian Festival Day on Sunday 7 November!

–Tegan the Intern





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