Street Art in Perth

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The Street art if Perth blew us away, on a recent visit we were delighted to find a city full of fantastic large scale murals. Today we present a collection of our favourite works across Perth for your viewing pleasure!  If you love street art, then you really should visit this city for a few days. 

On our visit to Perth earlier this year we spent a week just relaxing with friends, eating and checking out the brilliant (and abundant) street art in the city. Over three days I took at least 200 photos of the walls in Perth and Fremantle. For a city of its size, the number of outstanding walls is really impressive.

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Guido Van Helton – North Perth

This one got me, you will find it on the side of a building at 282 Fitzgerald Street West Perth. Painted by Guido Van Helton who has the most incredible skill at bringing faces to life, this portrait is of Afghan Cameleer Said Kabool, who immigrated to Australia in 1916.

You can find out more about the background of the work here

Location: 282 Fitzgerald St, West Perth.

Paul Deej – Mount Lawley 1

This clever mural, Lemon Tree Girl is by Perth local Paul Deej is located down a laneway off Grosvenor Road in Mount Lawley, not far from the IGA Carpark.  The car park and laneway that runs from it are full of painting.

Paul Deej Mount Lawley Hair mural
Location: 43 Grosvenor Road Mount Lawley 

Paul Deej – Mount Lawley 2

Charlie is a massive Seinfeld fan so when we heard about this 35m mural that pays homage to the show and all its characters we had to find it.  I love that the artist has recreated some of the most familiar scenes. Kramer in his pimp coat and George is his puffer jacket seemed like the best spot to snap a photo of Charles who is partial to a fashionable jacket himself 😉   

Deej’s work often features pop culture and this one is a classic. Commission by a local business it was created using spray paint only, no brushes! You can view the full length of the mural here

Location: Beaufort Street Carpark (behind the IGA)

Clare McFarlane & Paul Caporn – CBD

This work created by local WA artists called Pretty Patterns commemorates the fashion history of the nearby area.  

leanne BrayLocation: Prince Lane Perth

Horatio T (Thunder) Birdbath – Fremantle

This large, intricate work is incredible.  It has been worked on for many years by eccentric local artist Horatio Birdbath. 

Horiatos wall fremantleLocation: the side of Gino’s Cafe & Trattoria, Market Street Fremantle.

Fintan Magee – Leederville

This mural was painted as part of the Light Up Leederville Carnival in December 2014 by Sydney based artist Fintan Magee. The  30 x 15m piece called The Migration shows a man carrying his old life on his back as he moves on to a new life. It was inspired by the large number of people who migrate to Perth from somewhere else. Location: Side wall of the Luna Cinema corner of Vincent Street and Oxford Street, Leederville, Perth.

Phlegm – Perth CBD

Painted by UK artist Phlegm for a 2014 mural festival PUBLIC: Art in the City run by  FORM

Phlegm Murray St Carpark PerthLocation: Murray Street carpark Perth 

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Vhils – Fremantle

Portuguese artist Vhils is responsible for the stunning carved portrait of Dame Dorothy Margaret Tangney DBE, the first woman in the Australian Senate.

Street art in Perth Norfolk Hotel in Fremantle corner of South Terrace & Norfolk StLocation: Norfolk Hotel in Fremantle (corner of South Terrace & Norfolk St) 

Amok Island – Mount Lawley

Amok Island was born in Amsterdam but is now based in Perth. His work usually features animals and nature themes. 

Amok Island Mount Lawley Laneway projectLocation: Grosvenor and Chelmsford Roads Mount Lawley

Haylee Fieldes, AKA Fieldey – Mount Lawley

This mural of River Pheonix, James Dean and Marlon Brando was painted in 2015 as part of the #Public2015 festival.

River Pheonix, James Dean, Marlon BrandoLocation:  Beaufort Street Carpark (behind the IGA)

Kyle Odgers Hughes – Perth CBD

This colourful mural by author and illustrator Kyle Odgers Hughes is inside 140 William Street Perth 

Perth Street Art Mural in mall Kyle Odgers
Located: 140 William Street St Perth

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Unknown – Perth CBD

I found this just inside a cafe/restaurant in the centre of the city. I think we were near Wolf Lane, but I just can’t remember.  If you know the name of the artist or the venue, please let me know.

Street art in Perth CBD - Artist no known

If you are heading to Perth make sure you check out the fantastic site, Streets of Perth, that has documented a significant amount of local art in WA.

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Paul Deej Lemon Tree Girl Perth

4 perth Street art murals
Street art in Perth CBD

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  12. What a wonderful collection of bold and powerful street art. I had no idea that Perth was such a hotspot for it! I particularly liked the portrait by Vhils, I need to look him up and see where else he’s featured. Thanks for sharing these pictures!

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