Perth's art scene is quickly catching up to that of Sydney and Melbourne. With an emerging scene of alternative art galleries and the growing presence of street art, Perth is making waves in the art world. Here are some spots to stimulate your mind and let you experience some of the best creative work Perth has to offer.
STUDIO 281 (Maylands)
Studio 281 is a breezy gallery that showcases national and international artists. The studio is very different to your regular big name gallery, as it has more of a rustic, industrial feel to it. The gallery has quirky mural displays along its walls, set alongside more traditional framed pieces. If you're looking for a piece to spice your living room up, this is the best spot to buy artwork as well as having it framed and installed.
Location: 281 Guildford Road, Maylands WA 6051
MONK ART PHOTOGRAPHY (Fremantle)
Monk Art Photography is a gallery displaying the landscape photographs of Fremantle-based photographer, Adam Monk. Monk’s stunning shots of scenery around the world are sure to inspire photographers of all levels. The gallery also organises photography tours in Australia and worldwide. If you like Monk's work and feel inspired to work harder on your photography, you can book a tour to Bhutan or Japan and learn from the master himself.
Location: 62 High Street, Fremantle WA 6160
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FORM GALLERY (Perth City)
Form Gallery is the place to visit if you're interested in local art and supporting Perth artists. The gallery is a non-profit organisation that seeks to uplift young and marginalised artists and promote creativity in Western Australia.The gallery displays works from a culturally diverse range of artists, promoting inclusion and highlighting different experiences.
Location: 357 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000
ART CLASSES AT THE ART HOUSE (Kelmscott)
Whether you’re a beginner or a professional artist, Armadale Society of Artists welcomes everyone to join their workshops and art courses. Regular classes range from oil painting, watercolour, pastels to mixed media collage workshops. All classes are taught by local artists, who are attentive to your needs. So give one of these classes a go and hone your creative skills to release your inner artist.
Location: 63 Railway Avenue, Kelmscott WA 6111
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SEINFELD MURAL ON BEAUFORT STREET (Mount Lawley)
Paul Deej's 35-foot long Seinfeld mural is a must-visit. The lengthy Beaufort art-piece is incredibly detailed, celebrating some of the best characters to fill our TV screens in the 90s. A bunch of the shows iconic moments have been immortalised on the walls of the Mount Lawley mural. Seinfeld super-fans will be in heaven, as the mural is imprinted with plenty of classic references from the long running sitcom. Get here and get 'grammin.
Location: Carpark behind IGA, 629 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley WA 6050
Where do you go to experience art in Perth? Share it with your neighbours in the comments!