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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.
  • Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue

    Fremantle | Dates: 22 Sep, 2017 – 04 Feb, 2018
    In 79 CE Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under huge waves of volcanic ash and debris. Explore one of history's most famous natural disasters in this exhibition at the WA Maritime Museum from 22 September - 4 February.
  • Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award

    Fremantle | Dates: 22 Sep – 11 Nov, 2017
    The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing returns to showcase the best of contemporary Australian printmaking in an exhibition from 22 September - 11 November. With more than 50 prints and artists' books ranging from traditional to boundary pushing, selected from 300 entries, the exhibition presents established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists from all over Australia.
  • Speaking Volumes

    Fremantle | Dates: 22 Sep – 11 Nov, 2017
    Speaking Volumes presents a selection of award winning artists' books drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection and displayed at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 22 September - 11 November.
  • The Life and Times of Scarface Claw

    Perth | Dates: 30 Sep – 01 Nov, 2017
    Celebrating the life of the 'toughest Tom in town' this exhibition features the key moments for the Dame Lynley Dodd character, Scarface Claw. It tells the story of the development of the latest title in Dame Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary and Friends series, Scarface Claw, Hold Tight!

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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