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City of Perth Winter Arts Season 2017

With those cool, crisp mornings setting in, there's no doubt winter is just around the corner. What if we embraced the elements and found the beauty in rain, wind and frost?

Incorporating 16 commissioned art works and more than 150 programmed arts events, the City of Perth's Winter Arts Season is your gateway to doing just that. For three memorable months, discover a host of family and school holiday activities to inspire and delight everyone from young to old.

Plus, there's 60 winter wine and dine offers at more than 30 venues complementing the arts in every corner of the City. Think warming cups of mulled wine, baked Camembert, truffle degustations or long table extravaganzas. Well, what are you waiting for? #EmbracetheElements.

Check out some of the highlight events below, and visit for the full program of art works, events and wine and dine offers.


  • Micro Galleries - Sky & Garden

    Perth | Dates: 01 Feb – 30 Sep, 2017
    Located within Micro Galleries at the Art Gallery of WA, the second instalment of the Wesfarmers Collection photographic display will explore the medium of photography with works from iconic Australian artists. This focuses on the idea of landscape and what contemporary explorations of the theme can show us about our place, tastes and traditions.
  • The Rise of Sneaker Culture

    Perth | Dates: 13 May – 04 Sep, 2017
    The Art Gallery of WA presents a major international exhibition, The Rise of Sneaker Culture, from 13 May - 4 September bringing iconic sneakers out of the box and into the public realm of the Gallery as part of SNEAKERHEADS Season 2017.
  • Right Wrongs: '67 Referendum - the WA Story

    Perth | Dates: 27 May – 03 Sep, 2017
    Through a unique partnership, Right Wrongs: '67 Referendum explores the significance of this anniversary within the complex history of the ongoing struggle for Aboriginal rights in Western Australia. The exhibition will be held at the State Library of WA from 27 May - 3 September.
  • Boy Racer

    Perth | Dates: 01 Jun – 31 Oct, 2017
    Located at the Grand Lane Light Locker Art Space, Boy Racer runs from June to November. Boy Racer is an investigation into the hypermasculinity of the working class male arena of car culture within Western Australia. This new body of work interrogates the motor vehicle as a symbolic extension of masculinity.
  • Linear Rhythms

    Perth | Dates: 01 Jun – 31 Aug, 2017
    City of Perth and Curtin University present Linear Rhythms from 1 June - 31 August at the Old Perth Boys School gallery space. In an inaugural collaboration between the City of Perth and Curtin University Art Collections, Linear Rhythms features abstract paintings by prominent Curtin University alumni.
  • State Buildings Winter Music Series

    Perth | Dates: 01 Jun – 31 Aug, 2017
    The State Buildings Music Series returns this winter, featuring some of Perth's most talented musicians and performers in weekly events from 1 June - 31 August. Cosy up in The Treasury Lounge and Bar to the sounds of live jazz, dine whilst listening to pop-up performances, kick off the weekend in Long Chim with DJ beats, and enjoy a Sunday session with the best craft beer in town.
  • Borders and Transitions

    Northbridge | Dates: 09 Jun – 05 Nov, 2017
    Curated by Claire Bushby and Aisyah Sumito, Borders and Transitions is an exploration of transitional space and a site-specific response to the Roe Street Carpark Arcade, a high foot-traffic transitional space in Northbridge. The works will be on display from 9 June - 6 November.
  • Cine Vivo's Perth Independent Latino Film Festival

    Perth | Dates: 10 Jun – 26 Aug, 2017
    Embark on a journey of a lifetime as Latin and Australian cultures come together to enjoy food, culture, film, music and photography for Cine Vivo's Perth Independent Latino Film Festival from 10 June - 26 August.
  • Gian Manik and David Charles Collins

    Perth | Dates: 12 Jun – 26 Sep, 2017
    Drawing inspiration from Western Australia's most dramatic landscapes, FORM Gallery presents new works from painter Gian Manik and photographer David Charles Collins from 12 June - 26 September. The artists' resulting solo exhibitions at FORM Gallery premiere the first major bodies work each of them has shown in Perth since leaving their home state.
  • The Likeness

    Crawley | Dates: 13 Jun – 22 Aug, 2017
    Curated by Gemma Weston, The Likeness features works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, exploring ideas of self-determination and identity at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of WA from 13 June - 22 August.
  • Ruins

    Perth | Dates: 26 Jun – 30 Aug, 2017
    Brought to you by the team behind Success and Moana Project Space, ​Ruins ​presents two installations in the city from 26 June - 31 August as part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Season 2017. Showcased in two locations in the City, these installations explore the environmental impact of human consumption.
  • Atmospheres

    Perth | Dates: 30 Jun – 31 Aug, 2017
    Sydney based WA artist Consuelo Cavaniglia presents atmospheres from 30 June - 31 August at the Plaza Arcade as part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Season 2017. This beautiful mural transforms an everyday space into a spectacle to behold. Shades of colour give the illusion there is a light emanating from the wall. Instead of a solid structure the wall suddenly feels as if you could walk through it.
  • When the Sky Fell: Legacies of the 1967 Referendum

    Northbridge | Dates: 02 Jul – 20 Aug, 2017
    This exhibition will present the perspectives of a number of diverse Indigenous artistic communities from across Western Australia who were, in one way or another, significantly affected by the consequences of the yes vote in the 1967 Referendum.
  • Colourful Umbrella Installation

    Perth | Dates: 19 Jul – 30 Aug, 2017
    Look up when you're in the Perth CBD this winter! From Wednesday July 19, head down to Hay Street Mall to catch a glimpse of winter's best friend - the umbrella. Presented in a colourful canopy near London Court, this installation will provide a splash of colour and happiness to those who come to see it.
  • Scratching the Surface

    Crawley | Dates: 23 Jul – 23 Sep, 2017
    View a selection of personal works from the Janet Holmes à Court collection at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery from 22 July - 23 September, 11am - 5pm. Focusing on local and national art, this is a rare opportunity, giving visitors a chance to experience some of the best-loved works from a very personal collection of Australian art.
Winter Arts Season 2017
William Delafield Cook A haystack 1983
adidas x Run–DMC by Ron Wood
State Buildings Winter Music Series
Borders and Transitions
London Court Laneway Installation
Christina Le, Kindred Spirit for Meta
Christina Le, Kindred Spirit, paint & marker on ply. GOVERNOR STIRLING SENIOR HIGHSCHOOL
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