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.
The City’s collection features approximately 160 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:
- Gary Pumfrey
- Jon Tarry
- Leon Pericles
- Lucy Ward
- Jo Darbyshire
- Rebecca Cool
- Ron Gomboc
- Pippin Drysdale
- Thomas Houreau
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:
Find out more about the City's Public Art Collection by viewing the Art in our Landscape publication here.
Maureen Grierson Community Centre Mural Project – August 2012
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.
to see how the mural transformed the Maureen Grierson Centre.
Scarborough Surf Club Mural Project – December 2012
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 here to see how the mural transforms the Scarborough Surf Club.
Need more information?
Contact the Arts and Cultural Development Officer on 9205 8555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org