Arts and Culture are valued components to city life for their ability to engage, challenge, excite and surprise people, and help us reflect on our unique cultural identity. Through direct investment in Arts and Cultural activities, the City of Perth is a leader in the development of our rich cultural landscape.

In this section:

Art Collection

The City’s Art Collection comprises contemporary and historical works of art relevant to Perth. Artworks pictured above by Lisa Wolfgramm, 2009.

City Arts Space

The City of Perth has converted a vacant retail space in the Northbridge Piazza into a multi-purpose art space.

Current Exhibition

The City of Perth curates an ongoing exhibition program. Our current exhibition, 'Wildlife Show' runs 28 June - 20 July 2016.

Past Exhibitions

View details of past exhibitions displayed as part of the City's ongoing exhibition program.

Public Art

The City of Perth regularly commissions Public Art initiatives throughout the city, in civic squares, streetscapes, parks and some unexpected places.

Memorabilia and Social History

This collection of items of significance reflects the history of the Perth City Council, Perth city life and its people.

The City is a strong supporter of the Arts. Photo by Neil Wallace.

Ore Obelisk

Read about the Ore Obelisk, a public art installation symbolising the early Western Australian mining boom era.