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Arts highlights

The City acknowledges the importance of art as a means of fostering health, wellbeing, and community connectedness. In addition to the continued development of culturally significant visual art and public art collections, the City facilitates a range of community art opportunities including exhibitions, workshops, events and activities.

Bespoke seating for Stephenson Avenue

Local Noongar artist Peter Farmer has been working with fellow artist/designer Jason Hirst to create a series of four bespoke seats for the new Stephenson Avenue extension. Titled ‘Noongar Biddis Kaarl Keip’, they depict important aspects of Noongar culture.

Noongar people used Kaarl (fire) throughout this part of the land for firestick farming. The plants on this continent needed heat to germinate. The mosaic pattern resulting from this burning made Biddis (tracks), pathways and highways, which helped people access important resources on Boodja (land/Country), and also carry out important journeys of caring for that Country.

Keip (water) was and still is the most important resource for peoples’ survival. The great lakes of Noongar Boodja (land/Country) were an important part of caring for Country and maintaining larger resource staples and stores throughout each season, responsibilities that Noongar people shared.

With these four artworks we recreate a place of rest, and a space to contemplate what is behind and ahead on the journey to your desired destination.

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  • Kaarl (Fire)Kaarl (Fire)
  • Noongar (People)Noongar (People)
  • Peter Farmer and Jason Hirst with Keip (water)Peter Farmer and Jason Hirst with Keip (water)
  • Biddis (Tracks)Biddis (Tracks)
Colouring in sheet

Colour-in a City of Stirling Mural

Get creative and add your own flair to one of the City's iconic murals with these new colouring-in sheets - just in time for the school holidays!

Be sure to tag your masterpiece with #artandaboutstirling and @cityofstirlingwa - we can't wait to see what you create!

Download the sheets

No more blank walls

No More Blank Walls Street Art Festival

The ‘No More Blank Walls’ Street Art Festival took place in Mount Lawley from April 8-16, with an aim to beautify the city and bring people together in a celebration of street art culture. NMBW featured murals, live art, a gallery exhibition, community events & workshops, street art tours, artist talks and after parties. 

Keep an eye out for the amazing new artworks next time you’re exploring Mount Lawley. Use the hashtag #artandaboutstirling and tag @citystirlingwa to share your mural photos with us! Brought to you by Blank Walls in partnership with the City of Stirling.

Jack Jnr Macale Loogebuddunge

Jack Jnr Macale Loodgebuddunge @ Inglewood Library

Artist Jack Jnr Macale Loodgebuddunge spent two weeks as an Artist in Residence with FISH (Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health Limited) at Stirling Libraries - Inglewood in February 2022.

Jack was born in Subiaco but grew up in Fitzroy Crossing, in Junjuwa community, and moved to Biridu community in the early 90s when the land was given back. Jack has won The Kimberley Art Award (2008), York Society Art and Crafts Awards (2006), Gidgeganup Agricultural Society - Landscape (2006), Gidgeganup Agricultural Society - Traditional Indigenous Art (2006), and the Town of Vincent and Julie Bishop Art Award (2006).

Artist in Residence Night, Image of two children reading a comic

Artist residencies

Throughout the month of May, five Artists In Residence took over pop-up studios in two community spaces.

  • Carrissa Wu, Mikaela Miller and Sophie G Nixon explored their shared love of botanicals at Mt Flora, Watermans Bay.
  • Elizabeth Marruffo and Campbell Whyte reimagined community stories through soft sculpture and comic art at Inglewood Library, culminating in the Tale Town Inglewood exhibition and community newspaper.

Take a look at our Artists in Residence webpage to find out more about what these artists achieved during their residencies. Click here to visit the Artists in Residence webpage.

Made in Stirling

Made in Stirling

“Made in Stirling” is a series of short interviews with the many creatives living and working within our City. From musicians to sculptors, to eco artists and DJ’s we are shining a spotlight on these amazing individuals and their creative practices. Be fascinated and inspired as you get to go behind the scenes and into their studios or settle in on the couch to enjoy a chat from their lounge rooms!

View the playlist on Youtube here

Inglewood Banners

We love 6052 Inglewood banners

Have you spotted the vibrant banners in the Inglewood Town Centre median strip? Be sure to check out the locally inspired and detailed design by Artist Mikaela Miller. The City worked very closely with local town team Inglewood on Beaufort to bring these banners to life!

Mural Guide

New Mural Guide

Murals are a great way to bring colour and life to empty walls, floors, fences and utility infrastructure. They can tell stories, highlight social issues, provide commentary, create a sense of place or simply bring beauty to a location where there was none. The City has released a new Mural Guide to support Artists and landowners before they embark on a new mural project. 

View the Mural Guide here 

Bina Parkland

New Public Art at Bina Parkland

If you've been to visit the new Bina Parkland, you may have noticed some of the public artworks that have been created with the local community and reflects its diversity. Arterial Design worked with students of North Balga Primary School and Wadjuk Northside to share their stories and language in a series of 10 artworks.

The six Noongar seasons are detailed on the footpath next to each of the picnic areas and a Noongar welcome is located next to the main carpark. Under the trees by the skate park at the northern entrance, each student from year 4 has a piece about them, their families, language, customs and favourite things. See how many different languages you can find!

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