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

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Creatives + Connections

A new initiative providing a relaxed opportunity for local City of Stirling based artists & creatives to learn, connect, share & have fun!

Creatives + Connections' meet-up events provide a relaxed opportunity for City of Stirling based artists and creatives to learn and connect, share ideas, and have some fun whilst exploring local creative spaces and businesses. Our first meet-up for 2023 will be on Tuesday 21st February from 6pm - 8pm and we will visit the Fish Bowl Gallery at Livid Skate Cafe in Scarborough. Attendance is free but registration is required. We hope to see your there!

Register here

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Jackadder Lake Sculpture Commission 

The City is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a series of small sculptural works for Jackadder Lake Reserve.

The artwork should highlight and celebrate he native fauna associated with the reserve. The artwork may spark curiousity, be interactive or have a sense quirkiness. Chosen materials should have an expected lifespan of 10+ years and consider how the public will interact with the artwork.  The artwork budget is $75,000 +GST with shortlisted artists paid a $1,500 fee to develop a Design Concept. 

Applications close Monday 6 February 2023

Jackadder Lake Artist brief

Expression of Interest Public Art Professionals 

LPP 6.12 Public Art on Private Land

At its meeting on 6 December 2022, Council approved Local Planning Policy 6.12 Public Art on Private Land and the establishment of the Public Art on Private Land Assessment Panel. This panel will involve City staff and Public Art Professionals who will act as Peer Assessors to ensure that proposals meet the criteria of the policy.

The City is currently seeking EOI from suitably qualified and experienced Public Art Professionals to join a pool to draw from for monthly meetings. We are seeking a combination of public artists and public art coordinators/curators. Public Art Professionals will be paid $300 per meeting. For information on how to apply please emal

Nominations close on Monday 30 January 2023.

New year – new public art opportunities

To kick off the new year we have a number of opportunities for visual artists.

We will soon be seeking Expressions of Interest for a small sculpture commission at Jackadder Lake and mural artists to refresh the mural at Dianella Library.

We will also have a number of other projects coming up during the year for experienced and emerging artists. If any of these opportunities are of interest, keep an eye on the Arts Resources page of our website for updates or email




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.

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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 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 2023

The City’s biennial Art Awards and Exhibition will return in early 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  

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


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 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 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 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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