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.

Painted by by Sioux Tempestt Artist, Grand Lane, Perth

Dementia painted by Gaia, Murray Street carpark, Perth

Painted by Phibs Official-Graffiti/Fine Art/Street Art at The Coffee Club, 140 Complex, Perth

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.

Pretty Patterns painted by Clare McFarlane & Paul Caporn, Prince Lane, Perth

Painted by Tim Rollin in Murray Street carpark, Perth

Painted by Curiot in Nicks Lane, Northbridge

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.

Sugar Glider painted by Amok Island, Nicks Lane, Northbridge

Cabin Fever painted by Sheryo & The Yok, Bon March Arcade, Perth

Painted by Idol Motions, Morris House, Pier Street, Perth

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.

Moving Landscapes painted by Eko Nugroho, Moore Street, Perth

Painted by Daek William, carpark between Roe Street and James Street, Northbridge

Painted by Kyle Hughes-Odgers , carpark between Roe & James Streets, Northbridge

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.

Painted by Alex Face at Long Chim Thai Restaurant, Perth

Painted by Vans the Omega & Beastman at 140 Complex, Perth

Mine Train Future, painted by Pixel Pancho in Wolf Lane, Perth.

We found things from huge owls, horses, cats, fish, squirrel, even a sugar glider.

Painted by Beastman & Vans the Omega, carpark in Murray Street, Perth

The Conversation painted by Stormie Mills, Howard Lane, Perth

Painted by Shime at YHA Building, Wellington Street, Perth

Love it or loath it, you can’t deny it brightens up an otherwise dull and boring wall.

Trompe L’oeil mural in Fremantle, painted by Graeme Miles Richards, South Terrace, Fremantle

Painted by ArtByDestroy, toilet block near the South Beach Cafe

Street art has now evolved into more than creative vandalism and is now a desirable art form breathing new life into forgotten spaces.

Painted by Paul Deej Art and Humans of Perth, Wolf Lane carpark, Perth

Border Crossing by Audrey Fernandes-Satar, Wilson carpark Roe Street, Northbridge

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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24 Responses

  1. Wow – who knew that Perth was #4 in the world for Street Art. I appreciate a city that invests in public art. I am curious with such colorful streets, is there an illicit side to the street art culture in Perth as well? Thanks for sharing with #FarawayFiles, Erin

  2. Kana says:

    I love how street art has become a thing recently! Perth definitely has some amazing ones! Thanks for joining Fly Away Friday, hope to see you again this weekend! xo

  3. David says:

    As a Melbournian, I know we tend to get all the attention when it comes to street art but I had heard good things about Freo. Clearly the whole of Perth deserves more attention considering how awesome these pieces are. So much variety, from bright and prismatic to stark and curious. It’s been almost 20 years since I last visited the west coast but I’d love to get out there if for only to see all this! Pinned for future reference.

  4. Max says:

    Hi Lyn,
    Thanks for this post. It’s always nice to see visual sides of the streets of this world. I’ve seen great ones of Berlin, Medellin, and others. This is my first for Perth. These efforts are always great for a city to help appreciate graffiti artists rather than ostracize them. Like you said street art has evolved. Thanks again. Looking forward to seeing this one day.
    Cheers,

  5. I need to go mural hunting in Perth one day!! These are just amazing! #CityTripping
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  6. Fabulous. I love street art and you’ve featured such wonderful examples. I had no idea that Perth’s street art was one of the best in the world . Thanks for sharing such a colourful post on #Farawayfiles
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  7. Esther says:

    This street art is just amazing, I love it! Way back when, when I visited Australia I wasn’t into urban art yet and I didn’t make it all the way to Perth. But this is awesome!
    (Found you through Wanderful Wednesday)
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  8. budget jan says:

    I didn’t realise that Perth had so much street art of such quality. Thanks for sharing it!
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  9. Anne says:

    There certainly is some cool street art in our city.

  10. Katy Clarke says:

    Awesome! Perth has so many hidden gems. I used to visit there often for work but did not spot the street art Lyn. Melbourne girl as I am you would have thought I would have noticed. I love the “Butterick” pattern one. Takes me back! My mum had a few stashed away. Thanks for joining us on #FarawayFiles

  11. Some of these are really beautiful. Just found your blog through Middle Aged Mama’s post about Aussie bloggers. We live in Australind so we are almost neighbours. I’ll be back to check out more of your posts and to see if you end up heading off to Europe 🙂
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  12. I love street art and these are stunning! Would love to visit Perth to see them in person.
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  13. Ting at MTM says:

    I do love street art and wow, Perth really has them in droves. I love all the colours. Great photos. Thanks for linking up with #CityTripping

  14. Van says:

    I’ve been reading so many great things about Melbourne recently! Would really love to visit and see the art myself!

    • Van says:

      It was then that she realized that you’re actually writing about Perth, urgh. Excuse my non-functioning brain, I should not try to comment on blogs after a long work day 😀 So PERTH looks amazing and I wasn’t aware that it had so much to offer. Like I said, I’ve heard so much about Melbourne recently but Perth seems to be just as interesting!

  15. Hilary says:

    I’m a big fan of street art, and these are some gorgeous pieces! So fun, and they really brighten up the neighborhoods! #farawayfiles
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  16. Lolo says:

    Those are some beautiful pieces!! I especially like the one that looks like you’re at the beach! #FarawayFiles
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  17. These are fantastic! I live the trompe l’oeil one, giving a suggesting of what might be behind and giving drivers a good ‘view’ instead of a blank wall!

  18. I love street art!! The urban jungle is often in need of some vibrant colour to bring all that cold concrete to life!

  19. Love this post! Street art is seriously one of my very favourite things 🙂 It brings so much colour and charm to a place! These are some great finds.

  20. I love the sugar glider mural! So cute! Perth definitely has some amazing street art, and they are all impressive!
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  21. iHanna says:

    Love street art like this, thanks for sharing. Most of these are amazing artworks!
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  22. Faith Coates says:

    It constantly amazes me the quality of the work exhibited via the streets. You could hang anyone of these in your home and be a very happy camper. I have to say though my very favourite is the pattern markings it is fabulous.

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