• Art & Exhibitions
Image of Der Rufer or The Caller, a bronze statue in the Perth Cultural Centre of a man with his hands to his face, calling out to the world.

Der Rufer (The Caller)

  • Perth Cultural Centre

Gerhard Marcks is a German artist who was a founding teacher of the famous Bauhaus art and design school. Born in 1889, he died in 1981.


Der Rufer is believed to have been inspired when the artist was standing beside a man who called across a river to attract the ferryman on the other side. The sculpture in the Cultural Centre is one of a number produced by the artist, including one erected in Berlin in 1989 shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall, where The Caller is said to be calling ‘peace’.

Location information

  • Perth Cultural Centre

    Bordered by Roe Street, Beaufort Street, Francis Street and William Street, Perth.