Public Art

The City of South Perth values public art as a means of celebrating the identity and history of the community, enhancing the environment and contributing to a sense of place.

The City has a growing inventory of distinct and diverse public artworks that celebrate and contribute to the City’s unique culture. The works are generally sculptural or mural in form and are permanently on display throughout the City. Some of the works are owned by the City and some are on private land, but are accessible to the public. 

For current public art opportunities please visit the Expressions of Interest page.

News Listings

June 2019
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Anatomy of a Banksia by Mark Datodi and Steve Tepper

News Update 5 June 2019

The artworks created were inspired by the shapes of banksia flowers, seedpods and leaves.

Public Art
May 2019
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Manning Community Centre exhibition boxes EOIs for Aug-Dec 2019

News Update 24 May 2019

The City is seeking expressions of interest from artists and community groups who have a vision to present high quality and visually engaging works of art or other items for the exhibition boxes at Manning Community Hub. EOIs close 4pm, Monday 24 June 2019.

Hello Manning Public Art
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2018/19 Arts events and culture survey winner announced

News Update 8 May 2019

Congratulations to Julie who won the City's 2018/19 Arts, Events and Culture survey prize which was an overnight stay for two people at the new Quest South Perth Foreshore Apartments.

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February 2019
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Arts, Events & Culture survey

News Update 23 February 2019

Share your ideas, thoughts and opinions about our 2018/19 Arts, Events and Culture season to WIN an overnight stay at the new Quest South Perth Foreshore.

Hello Manning Public Art South Perth Sounds
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100 Years Even - L’art pour l’art by Paul Caporn and Ahmad Abas

News Update 21 February 2019

Made from 237 porcelain bowls arranged in a broken hexagonal constellation this work creatively brings together mass-produced, everyday objects in a striking geometric design.

Public Art
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Cohesion by Stuart Green

News Update 21 February 2019

This work was inspired by the overlapping shadows of foliage and applied to the entrance screens and canopy ceiling.

Public Art
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A Reserve: public art

News Update 5 February 2019

The City has recently installed the first works to be commissioned under its new ‘A-Reserve’ temporary and ephemeral public art program.

Public Art
January 2019
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The Rose Coloured House by Melissa McVee on display at David Vincent Park

Media Release 9 January 2019

Temporary art installation The Rose Coloured House by artist Melissa McVee is on display at David Vincent Park in Kensington until 28 March 2019.

Public Art
December 2018
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Artist invites donations of envelopes for artwork about memories

News Update 14 December 2018

Artist Megan Baker has been commissioned by the City of South Perth to create a collection of art work, to be shown at the Manning Community Centre's Exhibition Boxes from February 2019. Megan is seeking donations of used envelopes to create authentic art about memories.

Public Art
November 2018
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Hello Manning Expressions of Interest open

News Update 14 November 2018

The City is seeking Expressions of Interest from community groups, businesses, performers and entertainers to be a part of the City’s new Hello Manning festival. EOIs close 5pm, Tuesday 11 December 2018.

Hello Manning Public Art

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