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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.

City of Stirling Public Art Masterplan

Hamersley Golf Course Public Art Commission

Hamersley Public Golf Course is being redeveloped woth construction of new clubhouse facilities and two storey driving range featuring state of the art ball tracking technology. 

The City is now calling for Expressions of Interest from suitably experienced artists to create public art to enhance the external spaces. Total budget is $350,000 with shortlisted artists will be paid $3,000 to prepare and present design concepts.

All information is available and apply via  Tender Portal 

Applications close 31 May 2023 

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Creatives + Connections

Creatives + Connections is a relaxed opportunity for local City of Stirling based artists & creatives to learn and connect, share & have fun whilst exploring local creative spaces and businesses.

Our next meet-up is at Alexander Park Craft House on Thursday 25th May from 6-8pm. Located in parklands in Menora the Craft House is home to a host of craft groups specialising in weaving, felting, spinning, quilting, contemporary textiles, doll-making and more. Come and hear from representatives from these groups and tour the Craft House space. Attendance is free but registration is required. Ample parking available on site. We hope to see you there! Book you tickets here

Are you a creative business or space, would you like to host one of our Creatives + Connections events? Get in touch at art@stirling.wa.gov.au to find out more.

Art Awards Entries

Art Awards and Exhibition 2023

The City’s biennial Art Awards and Exhibition will return in November 2023 with an extraordinary collection of new works from established and emerging Western Australian artists.

Entries will open mid year, so keep an eye on this page or sign up to our enews  

To find out more, visit the Art Awards and Exhibition webpage to see the list of award winners and take a virtual tour of the 2021 exhibition.

Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre Expression of Interest

Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre Commission

Artist team Chris Nixon and Andrew Frazer have been awarded the commission for the Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre upgrade. They will be creating an artwork that draws on their own nostalgia for summertime swims.

The artwork will elevate the existing grandstand from functional to bold and striking. The artists will be conducting workshops with local schools and creating a short film about the artwork’s creation.

View the media release here.

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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.

Artists in residences

Artists in Residence

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 November 2023.

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

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


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.

Throughout 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 are 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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