Kedela wer kalyakoorl ngalak Wadjak boodjak yaak.

Today and always, we stand on the traditional land of the Whadjuk Noongar people.

Tim Meakins' Muscle Beach, AGWA installation view

Muscle Beach The Art Gallery of Western Australia installation view, November 2021. Tim Meakins Collection 2021 (detail). Photo by Rebecca Mansell.

Muscle Beach: Body Builder Life Drawing Class with Andy Quilty

Join artist Andy Quilty as he inspires you to draw the human form at Tim Meakins’ Muscle Beach.

Inspired by the exhibition Muscle Beach by Tim Meakins, artist Andy Quilty, with the help of a bodybuilding life model, will inspire you to draw the human body.

Includes a complimentary drink at the AGWA Rooftop Bar.

Tim Meakins

Muscle Beach is a solo exhibition by Perth artist and designer Tim Meakins, comprising 10 giant 3D-printed sculptures of weightlifters, posers and grinning weights. Occupying AGWA’s new interior rooftop gallery, these figures offer a playful take on the culture of self-preening and physical development.

They embody the lengths we go to in meeting improbable ideals, while also honouring the expressive capacity of cartoons and digital media to imagine strange new entities we might become. Without a trace of moralism, Muscle Beach is about the pleasure and problematics of holding an idea of who we are, and are yet to be, in one and the same thought, in one and the same flex.

Andy Quilty

Andy Quilty is a multi-disciplinary artist engaged with the experience, documentation and interrogation of societal anxieties around criminality in a suburban context. Quilty is a Lecturer in Fine Arts at The University Of Western Australia, Program Patron for the Military Art Program Australia a non-profit assisting Military Veterans through art therapy, and works across the state facilitating art workshops in schools, penal institutions, community groups and Aboriginal art centres.