Perth’s streets of colour
One of our favourite things about visiting new places is checking out the street art. Here in Australia it is Melbourne that holds the crown for street art.
But luckily for those, who like us, live in the most isolated city in the world, we don’t have to travel to see good street art. Perth is now ranked #4 in the world for street art, behind Lisbon, New York and Melbourne. We often spend our weekends wandering the suburban streets and find some amazing street art.
Fremantle is a really cool seaside location, the area is very laid back, but has a buzz and vibe bought to life through some remarkable artists.
Another area some very talented artists have chosen to use as a canvas is the city centre in Perth. Many an alleyway or carpark is the perfect backdrop for some of the finest street art the most remote city has to offer.
It is really exciting to turn a corner and be confronted by what was a blank, boring concrete wall, transformed into a massive piece of art. Most either have direct permission from council or are commissioned.
We found things from huge owls, horses, cats, fish, squirrel, even a sugar glider.
Love it or loath it, you can’t deny it brightens up an otherwise dull and boring wall.
Street art has now evolved into more than creative vandalism and is now a desirable art form breathing new life into forgotten spaces.
I hope you agree that not all graffiti is an eyesore. What do you think about our street art in Perth? Do you recognize any pieces from your favourite artist?
Please come back from time to time as I will attribute the artists and provide any information I can gather about the pieces in this post. We plan to include a map of all the art that we showcase on our site with the hope it will encourage you to get out and explore our colourful city.
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