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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.


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  • Northbridge

  • Fremantle

  • Swan Valley

  • Perth Hills

  • Avon Valley


Check out some of the great upcoming arts and cultural events in Perth and surrounds.
  • Jess Johnson | Hex Nemesis

    Fremantle | Dates: 26 May – 16 Jul, 2017
    For her first solo show in WA, Jess Johnson (AUS/USA) will transform the gallery of the Fremantle Arts Centre with a wallpaper installation based on the densely patterned and constructed worlds in her drawings. Exhibition opens Friday 26 May at 6.30 and runs to Sunday 16 July.
  • Warp

    Fremantle | Dates: 26 May – 19 Jul, 2017
    The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is one of the most exciting and respected independent cinema festivals in Australia. Fremantle Arts Centre is partnering with Revelation for the first time to present Warp.
  • Trevor Bly & Patrick Doherty | One Street from Happiness

    Fremantle | Dates: 26 May – 16 Jul, 2017
    One street from happiness is an exhibition at the Fremante Arts Centre of experimental prints and paintings by urban artists Trevor Bly (WA) and Patrick Doherty (WA) which explores ideas of locality, identity, spirituality and historical conflict. Exhibition opens on Friday 26 May at 6:30pm and runs through to Sunday 16 July.
  • Claire Robertson | Far From Here

    Fremantle | Dates: 26 May – 16 Jul, 2017
    Returning to the remains of the temporary mining camp located 1,651km from Perth that her family called home in the 1980s, video artist Claire Robertson transports her audience into the vast landscape of the WA outback in Far From Here at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Exhibition opens Friday 26 May at 6:30pm and runs through to Sunday 16 July.


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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