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. On the other side of the railway line is Northbridge, a really cool location. The area is a mecca for street art and has a buzz and vibe bought to life through some remarkable artists.
We often spend our weekends wandering the city streets and lanes to find some amazing street art.
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.
Some very talented artists have chosen to use as a canvas the buildings in the city centre in Perth. Many an alleyway or car-park is the perfect backdrop for some of the finest street art the most remote city has to offer.
We found things from a huge snake, horses, cat, 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.
We have included a map of all the art that we showcase in this article with the hope it will encourage you to get out and explore our colourful city.
I hope you agree that street art is not an eyesore and can appreciate the difference between street art and graffiti. What do you think about our street art in Perth? Do you recognize any pieces from your favourite artist?
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