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.

New artwork at Yokine - Plume

New artwork for Yokine Reserve

A new sculptural work created by Perth artist Jean-Marc Rivalland, was recently installed at Yokine Regional Open Space. The work, Plume, was selected for Yokine Regional Open Space and will provide an opportunity for education about the natural environment while creating a point of visual interest for users of the reserve.

Mr Rivalland said he was inspired by walks around his own local nature reserve and the feathers of birds that are native to the City of Stirling; the red-tailed black cockatoo, white-tailed black cockatoo, new holland honey eater, magpie and white-bellied sea eagle.

Murals galore!

The past few months have seen bursts of colour in Woodlands, Doubleview and Westminster with three new murals painted by some incredibly talented artists. James Giddy  has adorned the community facilities at Jackadder Lake Reserve with some of the inhabitants from the lake's ecosystem, Liam Dee was commissioned to create a conversation piece to celebrate the community's love of AFL at the local shopping centre on the corner of Sackville Terrace and Hancock Street in Doubleview, and "Too Much Colour" (Lawry Halden  and Darren Hutchens) with the help from students from the nearby Westminster Primary School have enlivened the Westminster IGA with a mural that gives a nod to the diverse communities who first settled in the area.

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  • Doubleview Mural by Liam DeeDoubleview Mural by Liam Dee
  • Unspoken Balance by James Giddy at Jackadder ReserveUnspoken Balance by James Giddy at Jackadder Reserve
  • Unspoken Balance by James Giddy at Jackadder ReserveUnspoken Balance by James Giddy at Jackadder Reserve
  • Local Heroes by Too Much Colour, Canara Road WestministerLocal Heroes by Too Much Colour, Canara Road Westminister
Reclaim the Void

Reclaim The Void - Rug Hub

The Reclaim the Void Rug Hub program at Alexander Park Craft House has wrapped up: 13 workshops, over 2 and a half months, 203 participants and 80 rugs completed.

This project saw so many amazing community connections blossom and during this time, our youngest participant even learnt to walk!

To find out more about the Reclaim The Void Project visit the Reclaim the Void website.

Photo credit: Soco Studio

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

Image of artwork on Stephenson Ave

Bespoke seating for Stephenson Avenue

Local Nyoongar artist Peter Farmer worked 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 Nyoongar culture.

Nyoongar 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 Nyoongar Boodja (land/Country) were an important part of caring for Country and maintaining larger resource staples and stores throughout each season, responsibilities that Nyoongar 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.

Image: Peter Farmer and Jason Hirst with Keip (water)

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 8-16 April, 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 and workshops, street art tours, artist talks and after parties. Check out the photos from the festival on the City's Facebook page.

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.

Image: Mural by Rosie Woods

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..

Mural Guide

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. 

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