​​​​​​​​​​​The City of Stirling manages a collection of artworks in various media from Western Australian Artists and maintains a variety of Public Artworks for the enjoyment of residents.

To view the full Art Collection and Public Art Collection in the online gallery please click h​ere.

Public Art

In order to enhance the built environment, express our cultural identity, and involve our community, the City of Stirling has installed artwork in various public areas. Artwork is located in the City's parks, foreshores, recreation centres, streets, landscapes, libraries and civic centres. These include sculptures, mosaics, street furniture, wall murals and more.

The works of many prominent Western Australia artists are featured, including:

  • Tony Jones
  • Claire Bailey
  • Rebecca Cool
  • Anne Neil
  • Steve Tepper
Find out more about the City's Public Art Collection by viewing the Art in our Landscape publication here.


Current Public Art Projects​

Carine Public Art Project

The City of Stirling is currently embarking on a redevelopment of its sporting clubrooms facility at Carine Regional Open Space. This redevelopment will consist of improving and refurbishing the existing facility to include additional change rooms and storage capacity. There will also be an extension to the facility to include new club rooms, social spaces, a meeting room, a kitchen, a servery, kiosk conveniences as well as a public art component.

After an extensive expressions of interest and selection process the City is excited to announce that artist Jahne Rees has been commissioned to create a site specific artwork for area. Installation of this work is expected to be completed in October 2016. Find out more about the Carine Redevelopment her​e.

Dianella Library Mural 2016

The recently renovated Dianella Library is now home to a stunning new mural by WA artist and illustrator Paul Deej. The colourful mural depicting an ibis bird proved a popular attraction for library customers as the artwork took shape.
A Dianella resident for several years, the artist lived down the road from Dianella Library. Paul based his work on an Ibis that would stop by a house on Victoria Street. The bird was often spotted walking alongside the older gent as he used a walker to get around. Paul felt that
this memory of the Ibis was a good representation of the suburb, local birdlife and beautiful parklands.

 

Mirrabooka Public Art Project 2015

Mirrabooka Town Centre is undergoing some big changes to provide a pedestrian friendly streetscape, two new development lots and a new library forecourt complete with public artwork.

It has been an exciting time for this project in 2015 with 'STORY', an artwork by Bridget Norton (N2 Art + Design), being installed into the new Mirrabooka library forecourt. Having undertaken extensive community consultation the work features a digital mosaic of community photographs aimed at sharing the community story of connection to culture and place. Find out more about the Mirrabooka Redevelopment h​ere.

 

Scarborough Mural 2015

The latest addition to City's mural collection is this amazing wall by artist George Domahidy. Aimed at complimenting the environment and connecting with the local Stirling community, the artwork combines historical photographic elements, with colourful graphic shapes. The photographic portraits and local landmarks provide a snapshot of the areas rich cultural history, encouraging the viewer to start a dialogue about the area's past and challenge them to consider it's future. 

This wall can be viewed at 82 Scarborough Beach Road.  Click here to see how George transformed this wall.

 

Maureen Grierson Community Centre Mural Project – August 2012Darren Hutchens, Dan Duggan and Lawry Halden to produce artwork for the exterior ground level walls of the Maureen Grierson Comm

The City of Stirling contracted mural artists Darren Hutchens, Dan Duggan and Lawry Halden to produce artwork for the exterior ground level walls of the Maureen Grierson Community Centre.
     
The artists researched the social history of the Scarborough Beach front and upon visiting the site were inspired by the beauty of nature, the waves, the sunset over the sea, the traffic cruising along West Coast Highway.
From bright coloured patterns and shapes familiar icons emerge, the grassy dunes, a profile of a surf lifesaver, a school of fish, the beady eyes of a crab, a dog with a tennis ball…the artists have developed a unique vision of the Scarborough coast, while referencing the aesthetic of Australian beach culture.
The 6 mural sites were completed over two weeks and cover approximately 150 square meters. The mural have increased the vibrancy of the public facility and the surroundings.
Click here to see how the mural transformed the Maureen Grierson Centre.
 

Scarborough Surf Club Mural Project – December 2012 Art Collection

Scott Hitchcock (Perth born artist) and Sheryo Ang, who are now both located in New York, were fortunate to receive John Butler Seed Funding to create murals in Australia. The mural at the Scarborough Surf Club toilets wall represents a lady mermaid on the left (to indicate the female toilets) and a salty sea dog on the right (to indicate the male toilets).

The artists wanted to continue with the nautical theme and create a fun and whimsical work that all ages could enjoy.

Click her​e to see how the mural transforms the Scarborough Surf Club.

 

Art Collection

The City’s collection features approximately 190 works in various media from both established and emerging Western Australian artists. Visual artworks are available for viewing by the public in the City’s many public buildings, including the civic and administration centre, libraries, recreation centres and other community facilities.
Featured artists include:
  • Kyle Hughes-Odgers
  • Shane Pickett
  • Irwin Lewis
  • Eva Fernandez
  • Waldemar Kolbusz
  • Gary Pumfrey
  • Jon Tarry
  • Leon Pericles
  • Lucy Ward
  • Jo Darbyshire
  • Rebecca Cool
  • Ron Gomboc
  • Pippin Drysdale
  • Thomas Houreau

Image credit:

Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Three AM, Acrylic on Canvas

Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Order Inspires Disorder, Acrylic on Canvas

 

Need more information?

Contact the Arts and Cultural Development Officer on 9205 8555 or email culture@stirling.wa.go​v.au