Arts & culture

The Town of Claremont prides itself on developing and fostering art and culture within its local community. The ability to express and celebrate our creativity, identity and history is an integral part of our cultural identity. It is one of the reasons Claremont remains a sought after place to live, work and visit.

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12 Days of Christmas - Artist EOI

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 2PM MONDAY 26 OCTOBER 2020

The 12 Days of Christmas
is a shop window installation running from Tuesday 1 December until Wednesday 30 December 2020. The activation will feature 12 artworks displayed in 12 shop windows based on ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ carol. It aims to encourage social participation and to appeal to a wide demographic from Claremont and surrounding suburbs, and the greater Perth metro region.

The Town of Claremont is inviting both emerging and experienced artists who are interested in delivering an artwork installation to be exhibited in a shopfront window in Claremont. The installation will be based on one of The 12 Days of Christmas ‘gifts’. Inspired by the theme of ‘storybook nostalgia’, the artist’s work should attempt to evoke a sense of ‘Christmas nostalgia’.

For more information, download the Artist: Expression of Interest information pack.

ARTTRA Light Festival

Now in its third year, ARTTRA Light Festival transforms Claremont Park into a spectacular outdoor gallery, featuring bespoke artworks by established and emerging WA artists.  ARTTRA is a biennial event on the Town's event calendar. 

 
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Featured image: Rising Lotus by Tom Mùller, 2018
 

Art Award & Exhibition

The Town runs a biennial Art Award & Exhibition to support and celebrate West Australian emerging and established artists across a variety of art forms, including oil, watercolour, ink, sculpture, and mixed media. The next Art Award & Exhibition will be held in August 2021. 

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Above: Mayor Jock Barker with Richard Aitken of Innaloo, who won the $5,000 prize in 2019 for his winning piece Beyond, a bold metal canvas that has renewed the lives of washing machines, filing cabinets, tool boxes, fridges, lockers, laundry troughs and numerous other curb-side pickups.
 

Public Art

Public art is an integral element of the Town’s vision for Claremont’s cultural identity. As such the Town has committed 1 per cent of the total project cost of new or renovated buildings to public art. It has also encouraged private developers to contribute to the installation of public art via its Town planning process. The installation of two new public art works in the revitalized Avion Way in the Claremont Town Centre is an example of the Town’s ongoing commitment.


Goods Shed

Initiatives such as FORM and LandCorp’s The Goods Shed project provide our community with a usable multi-purpose space. Located behind the Station Masters House in Claremont, the heritage railway building has been transformed into a creative space used for exhibitions, installations and commissions; for artist and thinker residencies; for community activity and exchange. 

What's On

Find out about arts events and activities hosted by the Town of Claremont.