Events

Image of Elizabeth Quay looking back towards the city with boating event in the quay
Date
Today | 10am - 6pm
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Club Marine International Boat Show

There's never been a better time to get into boating.

  • art-exhibitions
  • sport-recreation
  • family-children
Purple flower in bloom
Date
Today | 11am - 8pm (Daily until Sunday 27 October)
Location
Yagan Square

Spring Has Sprung

Visit the perfect selfie spot this spring.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
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Date
Saturday 28 September - Sunday 13 October
Location
Yagan Square

School Holidays at the Square

Zoo activities, a shark zone and more.

  • food-drink
  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • sport-recreation
  • screening
  • learn
A piece of the proposed mural
Date
Sunday 29 September
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Colour by Numbers Mural

Come join local artist Melski McVee in painting a huge 60m mural.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
Purple flower in bloom
Date
Today | 11am - 8pm (Daily until Sunday 27 October)
Location
Yagan Square

Spring Has Sprung

Visit the perfect selfie spot this spring.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
Boy looking through glass telescope 1200x720.jpg
Date
Saturday 28 September - Sunday 13 October
Location
Yagan Square

School Holidays at the Square

Zoo activities, a shark zone and more.

  • food-drink
  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • sport-recreation
  • screening
  • learn
A piece of the proposed mural
Date
Tuesday 1 October
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Colour by Numbers Mural

Come join local artist Melski McVee in painting a huge 60m mural.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
Shark in aquarium
Date
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 13 October
Location
Yagan Square

WA Museum Planet Shark

Explore the shark zone these school holidays.

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

Attractions

Scarborough Beach entry artwork
Location
Scarborough

Scarborough GT

This Scarborough Beach sign is the entrance statement to the foreshore.

  • 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
Words 'Long time ago sea breeze' sandblasted in concrete
Location
Scarborough

Mystic Edge

The combination of Noongar and English words are sandblasted into the ground and seating.

  • art-exhibitions
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
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
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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
The Water Line at Midland's Railway Square
Location
Midland

Railway Square

Railway Square is becoming the vibrant heart of the new Workshops village.

  • art-exhibitions
  • historical
  • family-children
A small plaque affixed to the side of the Waterline art installation.
Location
Yagan Square

Discovery Trail

Follow the trail along the Waterline to discover native flora and fauna and their connection to the water.

  • 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
Liquid Fire (Sharyn Egan) - Yagan Square
Location
Yagan Square

Liquid Fire

The art piece is built into the side of the Horseshoe Lane building.

  • art-exhibitions
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
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
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
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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
Mosaic artwork on the wall of V-Burger Bar at Elizabeth Quay.
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Horizontal Geometries

This mosaic on the walls of V-Burger Bar uses a myriad of colour to represent the Swan riverbed.

  • 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
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
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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
Artwork - writing on wall
Location
Yagan Square

Passenger

Art pieces tell the story of prominent Noongar woman Balbuk.

  • 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
Waterline (Jon Tarry) Yagan Square
Location
Yagan Square

Waterline

Reflects the area’s past as an important lake system.

  • art-exhibitions
  • historical
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
Entrance sign and play equipment at Lotterywest Whale Playground
Location
Scarborough

Lotterywest Whale Playground

A life size whale skeleton has heaps of fun play elements for kids.

  • art-exhibitions
  • sport-recreation
  • family-children
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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
Painted artwork on the paving along Scarborough foreshore
Location
Scarborough

Tjunta Trail

This trail tells a dreamtime story of missing children and how they were found.

  • art-exhibitions
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
Brightly coloured shade sails at Scarborough Beach
Location
Scarborough

Weaving of Stories

Three brightly coloured shade sails represent the vibrant colours of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean.

  • art-exhibitions
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
Digital Canopy Yagan Square
Location
Yagan Square

Digital Canopies

The canopies will bring Yagan Square to life with light and colour.

  • art-exhibitions
  • screening
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
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
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
  • family-children
  • cruises-tours
  • screening
  • learn
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
Wirin statue in Yagan Square, by artist Tjyllyungoo/Lance Chadd with Trish Robinson and Stuart Green
Location
Yagan Square

Wirin

The nine metre high sculpture embodies the spirit and culture of the Noongar people.

  • art-exhibitions
First Contact - Public Art
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Public Art Walk

Take a stroll and discover the amazing public art on display at the quay.

  • community-charity
  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • sport-recreation
  • historical
  • learn
Digital Tower at Yagan Square
Location
Yagan Square

Digital Tower

Inner city landmark to entertain visitors with digital art.

  • art-exhibitions
  • screening
A family of four pose with a replica gold nugget at Elizabeth Quay.
Location
Elizabeth Quay

Heart of Gold Discovery Trail

Bring the golden stories of Perth to life on a virtual adventure through the city.

  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • cruises-tours
  • historical
  • learn
Noongar man playing didgeridoo at Yagan Square
Location
Yagan Square

Aboriginal Experiences

Public art pieces, wildflowers, bush tucker and more.

  • food-drink
  • art-exhibitions
  • family-children
  • screening
  • historical
  • learn
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
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
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
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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
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
Armadale

Aboriginal Interpretive Centre

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

  • art-exhibitions
  • learn
Public artwork in shape of a hand made from aluminium and steel
Location
Scarborough

Ethereal Welcome Hand

Artist Kylie Graham designed this three metre sculptured hand symbolic of a Noongar custom.

  • art-exhibitions
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
"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
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
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
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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
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