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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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Check out some of the great upcoming arts and cultural events in Perth and surrounds.
  • Antecedent

    Perth | Dates: 20 May – 01 Sep, 2016
    This new exhibition sees artists Ruby Smedley, Sioux Tempestt, The Welcome Collective, Steven Finch and Michelle Wells interpret and represent different aspects of our local history, from notorious criminals to the built (and demolished) environment.
  • WA Focus | Rebecca Baumann

    Perth | Dates: 22 May – 22 Aug, 2016
    WA Focus presents Rebecca Baumann at the Art Gallery of WA from 28 May - 22 August 2016. This presentation features new work by talented young artist Rebecca Baumann who has recently returned to Perth from an artistic residency in Helsinki.
  • City of Perth Winter Arts Festival

    Perth | Dates: 01 Jun – 31 Aug, 2016
    Unique. Thrilling. Unexpected. Immerse yourself in Perth's biggest winter festival from June - August 2016 featuring a colourful program packed with events to keep you entertained during the colder months.
  • Insider Art: Winter 2016

    Fremantle | Dates: 04 Jun – 28 Aug, 2016
    Insider Art: Winter 2016 will showcase the creative achievements of Western Australian prisoners from across the State at the Fremantle Prison from 4 June - 28 August 2016. The quarterly exhibitions of prisoner art held in the old 'Print Shop' at Fremantle Prison are diverse in style, with a strong representation of Aboriginal painting and art objects.


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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