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Arts resources

The City of Stirling recognises the important role art plays in the creation of a liveable, vibrant and prosperous city. We support and advocate for West Australian Artists and are committed to a best practice approach to the development of a strong, sustainable creative economy.

Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre Expression of Interest

Expressions of Interest - Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre Commission

The City is currently calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably experienced artists to deliver a public art commission for the Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre - Inglewood redevelopment.

With a budget of $135,000 the project aims to elevate the grandstand to a feature of the outdoor pool area. Applications close 3 August 2022

View Artist Brief here.

Image of the Business of Being and Artist.

The Business of Being an Artist

Osborne Community Hub was abuzz with artists on Saturday 18 June 2022 for 'The Business of Being an Artist', a professional development workshop presented by freelance illustrator Hannah Katarski. Hannah inspired the attendees with new ideas for how to turn their arts practice into a profitable business, with advice on everything from securing an exhibition to tackling social media promotion. Thank you Hannah for your amazing work!

If you are a local artist and are interested in being the first to know about upcoming professional development opportunities, reach out to us at art@stirling.wa.gov.au to be added to our Artist mailing list - just let us know your name, contact information, postcode, and the details of your arts practice.

Art Awards Entries

Art Awards and Exhibition 2021

The City’s biennial Art Awards and Exhibition returned from 29 October to 7 November 2021, with an extraordinary collection of new works from established and emerging Western Australian artists.

This extensive display of the 165 shortlisted entries included painted, sculptural, drawn, mixed media and digital works - all of which were available for sale to the public. A total of 35 works were sold during the exhibition with local artists receiving 100% of their advertised sale price. 

Head to the Art Awards and Exhibition webpage to see the list of award winners and take a virtual tour of the 2021 exhibition.

Artists in residences

Artists in Residence 2021

The City hosted five Artists in Residence at two pop-up studios throughout May and June 2021. Carrissa Wu, Sophie G Nixon and Mikaela Miller flourished at the Mount Flora studio, creating botanical themed masterpieces inspired by the surrounding Star Swamp Bushland, while Elizabeth Marruffo and Campbell Whyte took over Inglewood Library, working with the community to retell local stories in the Tale Town Inglewood exhibition.

All Artists in Residence delivered workshops to the community, and journaled their residency experiences via social media for the public to follow their journey.

Visit the City's Artists in Residence webpage to view the details.

Art Awards and Exhibition

From 2022 the City will no longer be presenting a biennial Photography Award. The biennial Art Awards are next scheduled for October 2023.

Subscribe to the City’s Arts and Events eNews to stay informed.

For more information please email art@stirling.wa.gov.au

Murals

Are you an Artist or landowner looking to create a mural in the City of Stirling?

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.

Throuhgout the year, the City works with a number of community groups and businesses to deliver murals to bring life and vibrancy to an area. Before you get started on your mural project, there some things to consider. Read the City’s handy Mural Guide to find out more, and reach out to the City's Public Art Officer on 9205 8555 or at art@stirling.wa.gov.au for any mural enquiries.

Upcoming commissions and programs

The City of Stirling has a number of initiatives and programs that offer opportunities for Artists throughout the year, such as public art and mural commissions, professional development workshops, and artist residencies. To make sure you are the first to know about upcoming opportunities for Artists, get in touch with us at art@stirling.wa.gov.au to be added to our Artist mailing list - just let us know your name, contact information, postcode, and the details of your arts practice.

Have your own project in mind? 

The City offers two funding streams; the Community Arts and Events Fund and the Community Creativity Fund.

For all the details please visit the arts and events grant page.

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