Resources for Creatives

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.

Art Awards Entries

Art Awards 2021

The City’s biennial Art Awards and Exhibition will next take place from 29 October to 7 November 2021 and will feature new work from West Australian artists including those living within the City of Stirling.

The Awards and Exhibition will be held at the Civic Centre, Reception Hall, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling and will be open daily. Entries will open from 1 - 24 September 2021 via an online link which will be uploaded to the Art and Photography Awards webpage

Sign-up to the City’s monthly Arts and Events Newsletter here to receive updates.

For further information, please email art@stirling.wa.gov.au.

Hamer Park Inglewood Oval Public Art EOI

Public Art EOI - Hamer Park Inglewood Oval

EOI submissions are now closed for the City’s new public art commission at Inglewood Oval Hamer Park, Mount Lawley.

The commission is valued at $135,000 + GST. 

Artists in residences

Artists in Residence

The City hosted five Artists in Residence at two pop-up studios throughout May and June. 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.

For more information click here. 

Awards and exhibitions

City of Stirling Visual Art Award is held every two years with the next award scheduled for November 2021. 

The Blink Photography Awards are held in the alternate year to the Art Awards. In 2020, the exhibition was held virtually for the first time.

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.

Before you get started on your mural project, there some things to consider. Read the City’s handy Mural Guide to find out more.

Upcoming commissions and programs

The City of Stirling has a number of programs that offer opportunities for Artists throughout the year. To make sure you are the first to know about these and other opportunities sign up to our newsletter.

Public Art projects

The City commissions new public art projects as part of significant capital works projects. In 2021 we will be seeking EOI’s for art projects in association with Hamer Park & Inglewood Oval clubrooms, Hamersley Golf Course redevelopment and Stirling Leisure Centres - Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre redevelopment. Check back here for the latest call outs or sign up to our newsletter.

Murals Murals Murals!

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. For queries regarding murals, contact the Public Art Officer on (08) 9205 8353 or art@stirling.wa.gov.au.

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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