City of Subiaco - Public art
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Public art

Public art plays a vital role in creating a sense of place within the community. The City of Subiaco is committed to delivering a diverse and vibrant public art program to reflect Subiaco’s unique character, history and future aspirations.


Public Art Collection

The City's permanent and temporary works of art, including sculptures, murals and mosaics, reflect and inform us of the rich and diverse history of the City, its residents and their activities. It is a mixture of traditional and modern works, much like the city itself. The collection includes artworks on City-owned land and on private property, commissioned with the assistance of the City. In addition, there are numerous public artworks commissioned by private developers in Subiaco.

Bran Nue Dae mural

The City of Subiaco and West Australian Opera have collaborated on a new mural that commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the historic production of the musical Bran Nue DaeFind out more about the mural and the artist

Subi art discovery trail

Download the Subi Art Discovery Trail (PDF, 7.4MB) to locate public artworks witin the City's town centre, or use the online mapping tool to discover public art including background information about the artworks. 

Our approach to public art

Public Art Strategy

The Public Art Strategy 2018 - 2022 builds on a number of the City’s goals and strategies to deliver social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits for the community. Public art plays a key role in urban renewal, place making, urban design and tourism. It contributes to Subiaco being a place where people want to be.

The purpose of the Public Art Strategy is to provide a clear outline of the City’s approach to public art. Building on the foundation of an already significant collection, the City aims to use public art to create a sense of place; infusing qualities of diversity, vibrancy, character, creativity and imagination into daily life.

Public Art Policy

The Public Art Policy sets out the City’s high level objectives in relation to public art, providing a framework for the development, funding, management and promotion of the public art collection.   

Public Art for Developers

The City encourages public and private developers to contribute to the culture of Subiaco through the provision of public art in new developments. The Western Australian State Government Percent for Art Scheme is cited as best practice and can be used to inform developers’ approach.  Any queries should be directed to the City’s Public Art Officer on 9237 9222.

Picutred: Bran Nue Dae mural, corner Rokeby and Roberts roads