Discovering Street Art in Perth, Australia

It is the enormity of the street art in Perth that turned my head. Massive works of art appear on seemingly random buildings, mostly in laneways and alleyways. Unlike Melbourne street art that filled up every inch of the laneways it covered, the street art in Perth seems to focus on one image at a time. Fremantle, down the Swan River, had similar art and one massive mural by Graeme Miles Richards covering a retail warehouse nearly a city block long.

Here are a few of my favourites:

My Favourite Street Art in Perth

Street art in Perth, Western Australia

Street art in Perth, Western Australia

Street art in Perth, Western Australia

Street art in Perth, Western Australia

Street art in Perth, Western Australia

Street art in Perth, Western Australia

Street art in Perth, Western Australia

Street art in Perth, Western Australia

Street art in Perth, Western Australia

Street art in Perth, Western Australia

Portions of the Giant Mural in Fremantle

Street Art in Fremantle, Western Australia

Street Art in Fremantle, Western Australia

Street Art in Fremantle, Western Australia

Take a close look at this globe on a wall in Australia, but painted by a New Zealand artist. Notice the three islands of New Zealand: North, South, and West.

I love street art. It varies around the world and gives us an insight into a culture. Many of my favourite creations are in my hometown of Auckland. I am not the only one; it seems to be a commonly photographed feature by travel bloggers. Check out these collections of street art from around the world: AsiaNew Zealand and AustraliaEuropeCanada and the United States, and Central and South America.

Looking for more, check out The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti.

Where is your favourite street art?

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Comments

  1. says

    I am constantly in awe of street art and artists, and it is one of the first places I gravitate towards when in a City. In Toronto we have graffiti alley which has some beautiful street art work. I love what the artists are doing to brighten up and make art available for everyone instead of keeping it tied up in museums and art gallerys. In my hometown they hate street art unless it is commissioned and paid for by rich people which sort of defies the reasons for its existence.

    • says

      Some cities, like Melbourne (Australia) even have a map of the alleyways filled with street art available from the information sites. Too bad your city doesn’t embrace the colours.

  2. says

    Street art can be so incredibly interesting but sometimes I have a love/hate relationship with it! #WeekendWanderlust #Wkendtravelinspiration

  3. says

    Rhonda, you go girl! I love the art samples you have presented in here. I like when the murals and paintings are thoughtful and with meaning. That last photo including New Zealand’s West Island is genius. #TPThursday

  4. says

    We managed to miss most of the street art when we were in Perth and Freemantle earlier this year. Lucky we are going back next year. I love the map of New Zealand. I have a board on Pinterest dedicated to street art around the world. This post is getting pinned straight to it.

  5. says

    Wow. I love seeing these. There are several that were my favorites. Even those that I feel that are dark were really good. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. says

    i love street art and pinned this to my Street Art pinterest board. It took me a while to get the New Zealand North South West joke. Funny. I thought the artist was referring to the Cook Islands or some island I’ve not heard of yet.

  7. says

    We cavemen can’t resist the urge to draw on walls! Gorgeous artwork! Very inspiring, as all your photographs are!

    Hope you’re doing well. Thanks so much for stopping by my Cradle Rock release tour =)

  8. says

    Loving your photos of our local street art Rhonda. I am just doing up a post myself on the Perth street art and we haven’t got one the same. Just goes to show we must have a heap of good art around our gorgeous city. Reminds me, must get back down to Fremantle and check out the progress of the mural since I was there last, those penguins are new from my last visit.

  9. says

    Whoa! That’s some very cool street art! I live in a rural area so I don’t see street art very often but I am coming to appreciate the talent behind it.

  10. says

    These are very beautiful wall paintings. Street art seems to be something relatively new. Almost every big city in the world started art displays like this in the past 8-10 years. If you think about it, it all started with the ‘graffiti’, which was a form of vandalism and was punishable by law. I wonder if this artistic move wasn’t started by the municipalities as a way of controlling what is being painted on these walls.

  11. says

    I love street art too! I had no idea Perth had so much of that going on! I am getting more and more excited about the West Coast by the minute. Hoping to get there next year! Thanks for sharing your amazing photos again!

  12. says

    Ahhh I love good street art!! It’s really on the rise here in Denver too and I love looking for great new additions, really brightens up the city!! These ones in Perth look amazing too! Can’t wait to see what you share on FlyAwayFriday this weekend! Xo Chloe

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