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Arts & creativity

Be inspired by Perth’s vibrant, local art industry and get creative! 

Discover Perth's best street art

Journey (virtually) into laneways and hidden areas of Perth discovering public art and street art from local, national and international artists and designers. 

Want to see more? 
Keep up to date with the city’s evolving urban art scene and find out where to go to see the art up close with our online Mural and Street Art Map.  



  • City Exhibition
    SatelLIGHT Exhibition

    SATELLIGHT

    Hello to the people of Perth

    ‘City of Light’; a title Perth has held since 1962 when astronaut John Glenn witnessed an urban island of light surrounded by vast geographic darkness when orbiting past our provincial city. Since then, Perth has reflected, reinvented and grown, building a bright and vibrant city on the fringe of the Indian Ocean and Nullarbor Plain.

    ‘SATELLIGHT’ takes a light-hearted approach exploring our identity as the City of Light. Featuring contemporary art works and kitsch objects from the City of Perth Cultural Collections, ‘SATELLIGHT’ provides glimpses into the story of John Glenn and Mayor Sir Henry Howard, notions of geographic uniqueness as well as a city that truly knows how to celebrate both day and night!

    Download the catalogue here


Take a look inside SatelLIGHT

‘SATELLIGHT’ was originally exhibited at Council House in February 2020.


Tune into Ghost Light Opera

West Australian Opera dedicates this to the health professionals and people on the front line working
to support our communities and we offer our heartfelt thanks for everything you are doing. 



A Legacy by Design

Renowned Nyoongar artist Laurel Nannup shares the moving and heartfelt stories which have shaped her artworks, including the stunning First Contact sculpture at Perth’s Elizabeth Quay, representing the arrival of European settler ships. View the documentary below.

 


For more information on the City of Perth’s Cultural Collections, please contact our Cultural Collections team at Collections@cityofperth.wa.gov.au. If you have an enquiry about the City of Perth’s history & heritage, please contact our History Centre team at history.centre@cityofperth.wa.gov.au.