Window Wanderland to create wonder in City
The City of South Perth will be the first local government in Australia to host Window Wanderland, a local window-display walking trail held at night during winter.
On the evening of Saturday 31 August 2019 from 6-8pm, shopfronts along Mends and Angelo streets will come alive.
Local primary schools, day care centres and artists have been invited to participate in the design and creation of the window displays in collaboration with participating shops, which will be open to the public on the night.
A trail map will guide visitors along the unique art trail. The map will be distributed at the City’s facilities, local businesses and online in the lead up to the event.
Window Wanderland originated in Bristol in the UK in 2015, when Lucy Reeves had an idea about utilising window displays to inspire people to come out of their homes. It has since run in various locations around the world offering the opportunity to celebrate local communities, activate streets, promote physical activity in the colder months, and encourage residents and visitors to explore their neighbourhoods.
City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty is excited about the event, which she believes will be an excellent way of activating Mends and Angelo streets.
“This is such an incredible creative concept,” Mayor Doherty said.
“I can’t wait to see our streets come to life on a Saturday night for this Window Wanderland event.
“This event is extra special given it is an Australian first. Hosting innovative events like this shows the City’s dedication to finding new and creative ways for the community to connect.
“Events like this really bring the community together as they find new reasons to explore their own neighbourhood.
“The artwork will no doubt be very special and worth braving a cool winter’s night for.”
The City would like to thank the local businesses, schools, early learning providers and artists involved in making this event possible.
For more information, visit the Window Wanderland event page.