Get out and explore Perth’s street art scene this September with Streets of Perth’s top murals.
Mural by: Daek William (2016). Location: 1 Raglan Road, Mount Lawley
We love this colourful mural by local artist, Daek William (complete with bonus firemen!). To check it out in person, head to Standby Espresso in Mt Lawley.
Mural by: Straker (2017). Location: 2 Wright St, Kewdale.
We’re big fans of the Cellarbrations store in Kewdale for many reasons; their fabulously helpful staff for example, not to mention one of the best craft beer collections in Perth – and now they can boast their very own Straker takeover too! Looks like someone released the Kraken…
Mural by: Shime (2017). Location: 181A Lord St, East Perth.
Entitled ‘Dancing into the Night’, this stunning mural was painted by local graffiti and street art legend Mike Shime. To check it out in person, head to Storm Dance & Design and you’ll find it on the front exterior.
Mural by: Melski (2016) Location: 45 Archer St, Carlisle.
Who knew a toilet block could be this beautiful?! It was painted by local artist Mel McVee (Melski) plus an army of local residents as part of a ‘paint by numbers’ community project. Congrats to Melski and the Town of Victoria Park for such a great initiative!
Mural by: Sarah McCloskey (2016) Location: 79 Angelo St, South Perth.
Next time you’re in South Perth, pop down to Angelo St and check out this gorgeous mural by Sarah McCloskey. It was painted for the 2016 Angelo Street Festival and can be found on the side of HopScotch Bar.
Mural by: Wellshaken (2016) Location: 361 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco.
If you’ve been seeking an Insta-worthy backdrop, look no further! This beautiful Moroccan inspired mural was painted by local artist Wellshaken and you’ll find it on the rear wall of Meeka Restaurant.
Mural by: Hayley Welsh (2015) Location: 167 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn.
We’re big fans of British artist, Hayley Welsh; not only for her whimsical characters but also for the messages that underpin all her murals. As the artwork suggests, this piece is entitled “Help Others Achieve Their Dreams and You Will Achieve Yours” and you’ll find it down Anvil Lane in Mt Hawthorn.
Mural by: James Giddy (2015) Location: 363-367 Albany Highway, Victoria Park.
This beautiful elephant mural was painted by local talent James Giddy for FORM’s ‘PUBLIC 2015’ public art project. To see it in person, head to The Good Store and you’ll find it on the rear exterior.
Mural by: Guido van Helten (2015) Location: 282 Fitzgerald St, West Perth.
We were awestruck by this mural by Brisbane artist Guido van Helten, which recreates imagery from the 1916 ‘Certificate of Exemption from Dictation Test’ immigration document of Afghan Cameleer, Said Kabool. According to the City of Vincent, “The image was selected in reference to early Muslim immigration to WA dating back to 1850’s, and is symbolic of an early establishment of Islam in Australia. Afghan Cameleers contributed to early Australian development and economy, linking east and west including the establishment of the Perth Mosque in Northbridge built in 1905. The mural acts as a counterbalance contrary to mainstream media hype towards a negative portrayal of Islam, which resulted in the recent vandalism of Perth mosque. The Cameleer represents an early and diverse portrayal of multicultural diversity and Islam co-existing in Western Australia preceding federation of Australia.”
Mural by: Reboot Stencils (2015) Location: 14 Little Lefroy St, Fremantle.
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