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Arts and culture in Perth

Perth is alive with a spectacular mix of music, theatre, comedy, dance and visual art. This rich tapestry of cultural experiences is on offer throughout the year across the region.

Music lovers are in for a treat, with plenty of live music on offer especially in cultural hotspots like Perth, Northbridge, Subiaco and Fremantle. You'll find music ranging from rock bands at trendy pubs to chilled-out jazz floating from wine bars and restaurants. Perth is also emerging as a comedy capital, with hilarious local and international acts regularly on offer at special comedy clubs or pubs, especially in Northbridge.

ARTS & CULTURAL HOTSPOTS

  • Perth

  • Northbridge

  • Fremantle

  • Swan Valley

  • Perth Hills

  • Avon Valley

ARTS & CULTURAL EVENTS

Check out some of the great upcoming arts and cultural events in Perth and surrounds.

Plain Speak

Everyone has a history - Part One: Plain Speak at the Art Gallery of WA from 25 February - 13 August 2017. Some artists just have to speak. Some stories need to be told.

Plain Speak launches a new annual series at AGWA, Everyone has a history, presenting compelling personal stories told through art. Exclusive to PIAF, the inaugural show puts Indigenous artists in the spotlight. Featuring 50 powerfully personal works, presented through a range of media; including video work, paintings, photography, sculpture and textiles.

These are personal stories that demand to be told. Whether it’s a grand tale or something intimate as a diary, these are stories and histories that will provoke a response and resonate with the audience. Artists include; Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Michael Cook, Brenda L. Croft, Sandra Hill, Lesley Murray and Christopher Pease. Find out more.

Australian Artist Talk | Brenda L. Croft
Saturday 25 February, 2pm

Join AGWA Curator, Carly Lane for an introduction to the Plain Speak exhibition and the work of artist, Brenda L. Croft who will reflect on her art-making practice and the importance of working closely with her family, friends and Indigenous community members to create her images. Book your place.

ARTS & CULTURAL EXPERIENCES IN PERTH

Perth galleries and museums

Perth is alive with a vibrant tapestry of music, theatre, history, art and culture. Find a variety of cultural attractions, including museums, art galleries and performing arts groups, from museums and galleries.
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Perth public art walks

If you're interested in art, but don't want to go to a museum or gallery, why not follow one of these great public art walks around Perth created to enrich visitor understand of life and history of the city as they explore the region.
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Perth outdoor cinemas

Pack a picnic, some wine and a rug and venture to one of the outdoor cinemas around Perth during the warm summer months and catch up on the latest movies, an old classic or something alternative.
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Perth art and craft markets

Perth's stunning weather and fresh produce make for a thriving market culture. You'll find plenty of weekend markets all over the region, selling a whole range of fantastic local art and craft. 
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Perth heritage walking trails and tours

You'll find a range of fantastic urban walking tracks and trails, in Perth, Fremantle and Guildford allowing visitors to discover the history and heritage of our main urban centres on foot!
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