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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ARTTRA Light Festival | 2020

Calling all artists!

Expressions of interest are now invited for ARTTRA Light Festival 2020.

Now in its third year, this free community event sees Claremont Park transformed into an interactive outdoor light gallery for three spectacular nights. With live music, roving entertainment and fire-themed food trucks, this is an event not to be missed.

All expressions of interests must be emailed to toc@claremont.wa.gov.au, with the subject 'ARTTRA 2020', by 5pm on Friday 6 December 2019.

Art Award & Exhibition

The Town runs an annual 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.

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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. 

Scribblers Festival

Scribblers is an annual festival of literature and arts for young people brought to life by cultural non-profit FORM and the Town of Claremont. WIth programming just for Schools and a weekend for the whole Family, Scribblers Festival invites kids and young adults of all ages to celebrate the magic of storytelling!
Click here to visit the Scribblers Festival web page for more information. 

What's On

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