Events

Image of artist version of drones hanging from the roof
Date
Today (Daily until Sunday 24 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

I Don't Want To Be There When It Happens

An exhibtion that explores the relationship between art practice and trauma, loss and grief.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
Image of everyday materials clustered together
Date
Today (Daily until Sunday 24 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Remedial works

International artists have come together to deliver an exhibtion displaying the effects of materials on contemporay global societies. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
Illustration of a cinema projector made up of various icons that represent cinema.
Date
Today (Daily until Thursday 30 November)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Classic Cinema Club - November

Bring along your chairs, picnic rugs and blankets and settle in for a night of classic cinema.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • music-performance
  • historical
  • screening
Blurry coloured lights
Date
Today | 6pm - 11pm (Daily until Monday 25 December)
Location
Yagan Square

Light Up Christmas

A new spin on a Christmas tree lights up William and Wellington Streets. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • community-charity
  • family-children
Christmas decorations
Date
Today | 6pm - 11pm (Daily until Monday 25 December)
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Deconstructed Christmas Tree

Christmas decorations are sprawled across the grass at the quay. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • community-charity
String of white lights
Date
Today | 6pm - 11pm (Daily until Monday 25 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Tinsel Tangle

Sparkling tinsel is lighting up the Wetland this Christmas. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • community-charity
Blurry, coloured lights
Date
Today | 6pm - 11pm (Daily until Monday 25 December)
Location
Multiple locations

Christmas Lights Trail

City of Perth's trail of lights will light up the city this Christmas. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • community-charity
painting of a paradise garden with kangaroos, numbats, dingos and birds sitting around an Australian Aboriginal painting
Date
Tomorrow (Daily until Sunday 31 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art

Six Seasons Gallery is a space dedicated to the display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • historical
  • family-children
patch work imagery of a tree with no leaves
Date
Tomorrow (Daily until Monday 15 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Looking Glass

WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
Portrait of Heath Ledger holding an old still shot camera with a yellow wash background
Date
Tomorrow (Daily until Monday 29 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Discover a passionate film-maker – admire a screen legend – celebrate a local hero.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • screening
  • historical
  • learn
inkjet print of volcanic island
Date
Tomorrow (Daily until Monday 11 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Bill Henson

A National Gallery of Victoria exhibition on display in Perth. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
Close up image of hand painted pots on a table with succulents planted in them.
Date
Saturday 25 November
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Etsy Made Local

'Etsy Made Local' is an Etsy-supported, Christmas market selling a beautiful range of handcrafted items. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • markets
  • music-performance
  • food-drink
Image of artist version of drones hanging from the roof
Date
Today (Daily until Sunday 24 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

I Don't Want To Be There When It Happens

An exhibtion that explores the relationship between art practice and trauma, loss and grief.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
Image of everyday materials clustered together
Date
Today (Daily until Sunday 24 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Remedial works

International artists have come together to deliver an exhibtion displaying the effects of materials on contemporay global societies. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
Blurry coloured lights
Date
Today | 6pm - 11pm (Daily until Monday 25 December)
Location
Yagan Square

Light Up Christmas

A new spin on a Christmas tree lights up William and Wellington Streets. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • community-charity
  • family-children
Christmas decorations
Date
Today | 6pm - 11pm (Daily until Monday 25 December)
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Deconstructed Christmas Tree

Christmas decorations are sprawled across the grass at the quay. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • community-charity
String of white lights
Date
Today | 6pm - 11pm (Daily until Monday 25 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Tinsel Tangle

Sparkling tinsel is lighting up the Wetland this Christmas. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • community-charity
Blurry, coloured lights
Date
Today | 6pm - 11pm (Daily until Monday 25 December)
Location
Multiple locations

Christmas Lights Trail

City of Perth's trail of lights will light up the city this Christmas. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • community-charity
painting of a paradise garden with kangaroos, numbats, dingos and birds sitting around an Australian Aboriginal painting
Date
Tomorrow (Daily until Sunday 31 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous art

Six Seasons Gallery is a space dedicated to the display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • historical
  • family-children
patch work imagery of a tree with no leaves
Date
Tomorrow (Daily until Monday 15 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Looking Glass

WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
Portrait of Heath Ledger holding an old still shot camera with a yellow wash background
Date
Tomorrow (Daily until Monday 29 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Discover a passionate film-maker – admire a screen legend – celebrate a local hero.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • screening
  • historical
  • learn
inkjet print of volcanic island
Date
Tomorrow (Daily until Monday 11 December)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Bill Henson

A National Gallery of Victoria exhibition on display in Perth. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • learn
patch work imagery of a tree with no leaves
Date
Tomorrow (Daily until Monday 15 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Looking Glass

WA artist Gregory Pryor has created an immersive new work which draws upon his investigations into isolated landscapes of Western Australia.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
  • family-children
Portrait of Heath Ledger holding an old still shot camera with a yellow wash background
Date
Tomorrow (Daily until Monday 29 January)
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Discover a passionate film-maker – admire a screen legend – celebrate a local hero.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • screening
  • historical
  • learn

Attractions

Metal sculpture of three men with gladstone bags
Location
Midland

Public Art Walk

Take a stroll around Midland to discover some amazing public artworks, inspired by The Workshops and the area's growth.

  • art-exhibitions
  • cruises-tours
Spanda public art piece at Elizabeth Quay
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Spanda

Spanda's 29m tall design represents ripples and links the Swan River, land and sky.

  • art-exhibitions
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Location
Subi Centro

Australian Fine China Public Art

Fine tableware ceramics and china were once produced at this site, which inspired local artist Stuart Green in creating these artworks.

  • art-exhibitions
Ripplescape landscaping at Perth City Link
Location
Perth City Link

Ripplescape

Wellington Gardens has been transformed into a fun and playful landscape, thanks to this landscaping creation by Nicole Voevodin-Cash.

  • art-exhibitions
PICA
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

PICA

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is one of Australia's leading centres for the development and presentation of contemporary art.

  • art-exhibitions
Child's hand in dinosaur footprint
Date
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Discovery Zone

Explore the WA Museum’s new Discovery Zone, now open at the State Library.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • historical
  • learn
External view of the State Library of WA entrance with people sitting in the foreground.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

State Library of WA

The State Library of WA is more than just a place for books - enjoy film screenings, family activities, tours and exhibitions.

  • art-exhibitions
  • cruises-tours
  • learn
  • screening
  • family-children
View of the WA Museums front entrance with a crowd sitting on the steps in the foreground.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

WA Museum

The Western Australian Museum is the State’s premier cultural organisation, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collection. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • screening
  • learn
Top of bronze statue of Talbot Hobbs
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Talbot Hobbs Memorial

Visit the historical memorial of Lieut. General Sir J. J. Talbot Hobbs, Western Australia’s most distinguished World War One soldier, and a renowned architect.

  • art-exhibitions
  • historical
View of the projections on the external walls of the Art Gallery of WA at night with a crowd sitting on the steps surrounding the wetland stage.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Art Gallery of WA

Through their collections, programs, and stimulating exhibitions the Art Gallery of WA offers visitors unique and exciting encounters with the art of Western Australia, Australian Indigenous art and the art of the world. 

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
A crowd watching the 2014 Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown with dragon and dancers
Location

Chinese New Year 2016

From 12 to 9pm on Sunday 14 February 2016 the streets of Northbridge will come alive with Chinese New Year celebrations.

  • community-charity
  • food-drink
  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • music-performance
  • learn
  • markets
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Location
New Northbridge

Nexus

When you’re in Plateia Hellas on Lake Street in Northbridge, take a closer look at Nexus by Simon Gauntlet and Russell Kingdom.

  • art-exhibitions
Outre-Gallery.jpg
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Outre Gallery

Outré Gallery is Australia's original alternative gallery dealing in contemporary international pop, lowbrow, pop surrealism and underground art.

  • art-exhibitions
  • shopping
Mural artwork on the Elizabeth Quay island playground wall.
Location
Elizabeth Quay

The Black Swan

This mural tells the Noongar creation story of Western Australia's iconic Black Swans.

  • art-exhibitions
Clement Meadmore sculpture in the Perth Cultural Centre's Urban Orchard. Made from rusted corten steel and featuring geometric shapes.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Between 1979-1980

Clement Meadmore is an internationally renowned sculptor who was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1929. He lived and worked predominately in America, where he died in 2005.

  • art-exhibitions
Koorden Aboriginal Public Art
Location
Perth City Link

Koorden

Whadjuk Ballardong Noongar artist Rod Garlett created this large-scale Aboriginal public artwork for Wellington Gardens in collaboration with artist Richie Kuhaupt and architect Fred Chaney.

  • art-exhibitions
Suspended light installation Public Art piece at PCL
Location
Perth City Link

Connectus

This light installation, designed by Sydney based artist Warren Langley, features a bold continuous form suspended over the main retail laneway inside the Kings Square precinct. 

  • art-exhibitions
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Location
Claisebrook Village

Public Art Walk

See the talents of urban designers, landscape architects and artists reflected in the imaginative buildings, street furniture, landscape features and artworks.

  • art-exhibitions
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Location
Claisebrook Village

Shimmer

Designed by the creative minds of Perth artist Jurek Wybraniec and architect Stephen Neille, Shimmer commands a presence on the foreshore.

  • art-exhibitions
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Location
Riverside

Frasers Public Art

If you’re walking past the entrance of Fraser Suites on Adelaide Terrace, look for three creative sculptures created by artist Anne Neil.

  • art-exhibitions
Damien Butler artist impression of parabolic lenses submerged in the pavement at PCL
Location
Perth City Link

Untitled

Located outside KS2 and created by Sydney-based artist Damien Butler, this artwork consists of five custom produced parabolic lenses submerged into the pavement under a glass panel.

  • 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.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Der Rufer (The Caller)

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.

 

  • art-exhibitions
50 life-size bright yellow figures converging along Wellington Street
Location
Perth City Link

Convergence

Artist April Pine has created 50 life-size, bright yellow figures converging along Wellington Street and within Kings Square, exploring the themes of connection and transit.

  • art-exhibitions
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Location
Perth City Link

Totem

Wander down Wellington Street in the Perth City Link and the interactive Totem will probably catch your eye.

  • art-exhibitions
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Location
Armadale

Aboriginal Interpretive Centre

The Aboriginal Interpretive Centre at Champion Lakes is the first of its kind in Perth.

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
A filigree style metal artwork sitting in the wetland.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Stuart Green: Untitled

The filigree style metal artwork in the urban wetland is a work by Perth artist Stuart Green. It was the Premier’s selection from the 2010 Sculptures by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach.

  • art-exhibitions
Artwork atop of the Transperth ferry terminal canopy at Elizabeth Quay.
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Four Winds

This work atop the ferry terminal canopy examines ideas about air.

  • art-exhibitions
Walter, your Nyungar guide at Elizabeth Quay
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours & Experiences

Take a journey into Perth's ancient Aboriginal past with traditional songs, dreamtime stories and Noongar culture.

  • art-exhibitions
  • cruises-tours
  • historical
  • learn
Photo of Dusk Ridge line 2011 a porcelain artwork created by Pippin Drysdale representing nine vessels of varying dimensions.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Craft & Design Gallery - Resonant Objects

Showcasing works across a range of mediums, this newly introduced space allows for AGWA to express the many ways that craft and design practitioners use their materials to engage with the world.

  • art-exhibitions
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Location

The Rotary Clock Tower

If you’re passionate about history, take a closer look at the 40m high Scarborough Rotary Clock Tower.  

  • art-exhibitions
'Baba Yaga Houses' artwork at Museum Street Park
Location
New Northbridge

Baba Yaga Houses

Walking through Museum Street Park in Northbridge, you can’t help but be drawn towards the Baba Yaga Houses public art project.

  • art-exhibitions
Statue of Bessie
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Statue of Bessie Mabel Rischbieth

This bronze statue of Bessie Mabel Rischbieth by artist Jon Tarry is located on the island.

  • art-exhibitions
  • historical
Woman viewing the Signature Ring a public art piece at Barrack Street Jetty
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Signature Ring

Hundreds of thousands of past school students signatures etched in copper plates that were collected in 1999 as part of the millennium celebrations.

  • art-exhibitions
The Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal at night time
Location
Elizabeth Quay

EDGE

This giant artwork runs the entire length of the inlet, illuminating the water.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
Photo looking down at the BHP Billiton Water Park mosaic
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Pinjah

Inspired by many elements of the Noongar people this mosaic sits at the base of the BHP Billiton Water Park

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
Photo of an artwork by Roy Wiggan - Spring water (llma - ceremonial emblem) 1993 made from wood, paint, wool and cotton.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Objects Gallery - Gifts to the Fallen

This new Gallery space will become a permanent display space for AGWA’s growing collection of objects.

  • art-exhibitions
"Watch Over You" by Ben and Tony Jones, bronze surf lifesaver statues on Scarborough beach
Location

Watch Over You

At the bottom of the Scarborough amphitheatre, you’ll find Watch Over You, a public art piece by Tony and Ben Jones.

  • art-exhibitions
First Contact public art piece at Elizabeth Quay
Location
Elizabeth Quay

First Contact

The striking First Contact sculpture welcomes visitors to the quay from the river and the city. 

  • art-exhibitions
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Location
Perth Cultural Centre

The Butcher Shop

The Butcher Shop | Purveyors of Designer Produce and Art Materials

  • art-exhibitions
  • shopping
Public Art piece representing two black and white striped marble pillars outside of the State Library of WA.
Location
Perth Cultural Centre

Gate 2: Coalesce

The Japanese born Australian artist Akio Makigawa was commissioned to create a landmark entry statement for the Perth Cultural Centre. Gate 2: Coalesce was erected outside the Alexander Library building in 1987.

  • art-exhibitions