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Art City Walking Trail (Perth)

I think this was the most amazing walk that I did in Perth. The path of the art city walking trail was provided to me by the Perth Information Centre and I am really glad that I inquired about this walk. The Art City Walking Trail takes one through the public artworks that are displayed across the Perth CBD and Northbridge. It is recorded that Perth City has more than 200 public artworks depicting city’s identity, both present and the past.

Following are the artworks that the Art City Walking Trail consists of:

Note: Information is used from the booklet provided by the City of Perth in their Art City Walking trail.

First Contact

This is at the Elizabeth Quay and this sculptures welcomes the city’s visitors into Elizabeth Quay from the city and the river.

  • Artist: Laurel Nannup
  • Year: 2015

Art City Walking Trail

Wolf Lane

This is a lane with many wall art. As part of a public project by ‘FORM building a state of creativity’, there were 16 morals that coloured the Wolf Lane.

  • Artist: many
  • Year: 2014

Art City Walking Trail

Koorden

There is a display of 6 male Indigenous figures at Kings Square. These figures represent the painted ceremonial markings found in historic photographs.

  • Artist: Rod Garlett, Fred Chaney and Richie Kuhaupt
  • Year: 2015

Art City Walking Trail

Connectus

This ribbon-like light artwork glows at night.

  • Artist: Warren Langley and Trent Baker
  • Year: 2015

Art City Walking Trail

140 William Street

Another lane with a series of wall arts connecting to the pedestrian mall of Murray Street.

  • Artist: many
  • Year: 2014

Art City Walking Trail

Art City Walking Trail

Grow Your Own

This references the emergence of the organic farming movement that happened in the 20th century. It encourages the people to connect to the city.

  • Artist: James Angus
  • Year: 2011

Art City Walking Trail

Delight and Hurt Not

This is a ceiling in City of Perth Library (level 1). The artwork is based on the closing scene of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. It illustrates Western Australia’s native flora and fauna.

  • Artist: Andrew Nicholls
  • Year: 2016

Art City Walking Trail

Ascalon

This sculpture represents the triumph of good over evil. And depicts St George’s cloak billowing around his lance.

  • Artist: Marcus Canning and Christian de Vietri
  • Year: 2011

Art City Walking Trail

The Mob – Kangaroos on the Terrace

This artwork celebrates one of the World’s unique animals – The Kangaroos.

  • Artist: Joan Walsh-Smith and Charles Smith
  • Year: 1997

Art City Walking Trail

Art City Walking Trail

Striking feature wall

There is a beautiful wall in the Perth Concert Hall.

  • Artist: Tom Sanders
  • Year: 1971

Art City Walking Trail

Logistics

  • Total distance: approx. 5 kilometres
  • Time taken: 2 hours
  • Grade: Easy
  • Cost: Free
  • Map:
Art City Walking Trail | Map
#7 is closed – so I skipped 7 as part of this post.

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