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Best of the Northern Quarter - Public Art

Perth’s streetscape is becoming increasingly interesting and vibrant as street art takes hold and adorn many a wall space!

You don’t have to go searching for beautiful murals in Perth, there really has been an explosion of arts and culture in Perth, and that is just one of the signs of a growing and maturing city. The streets of Perth are evolving and there are even tours that showcase our street art and encourage people to go and explore our colourful city.

Below are a few of our favourite art murals in Perth’s Northern Quarter:

Brika - Jerome Davenport

The mural at Brika uniquely melds authentic Greek culture with a modern, urban edge. The mural depicts a Greek child dressed in traditional costume – the “fustanella” – using graffiti to create a wall of all the words associated with a traditional taverna.

The work of Perth’s up and coming street artist, Jerome Davenport, it is a unique piece that is undeniably Greek, staying true to Brika’s roots, but also contemporary and distinctive to enhance the style of the venue that is a clever fusion of modern and traditional.


Neon Mexico – Straker, 2015

This mural is situated on the corner of Beaufort and Brisbane Street, and features colourful neon cactuses. The Neon Mexico mural was one of the first in the area, and can be admired by the many thousands of people sitting at the traffic lights or patronising The Brisbane.  

 

Self-Protection of the Immigrant in Ourself - Pixel Pancho, 2014.  Aberdeen St, Northbridge.

This mural is created by Italian artist Pixel Pancho, and located on the exterior of Central TAFE on Aberdeen St. The mural depicts both migrants coming to Australia, and how we are all immigrants in our own way.

 

Migration - Ever, 2014. William St, Perth

Entitled “Migration”, this enormous mural was created by Argentinian artist Ever in 2014 for FORM'S "PUBLIC Perth" project.

 

MC Hunter - E.L.K., 2015. Cnr Museum & Aberdeen St, Perth.

A tribute to Perth rapper and Hip Hop artist, Robert Hunter - or as he was better known, MC Hunter, founding member of the Syllabolix MC collective, this mural makes a lasting impression to his followers. Hunter died on 20 October 2011 after losing a two year battle with cancer. Australian artist Luke Cornish, AKA E.L.K, created this extraordinary mural for FORM's #PUBLIC2015 street art festival.

 

The Chelsea by Psaros on Beaufort Street will also feature a mural on the façade of the building and will contribute to the vibrancy of the Northern Quarter. Construction of The Chelsea is due for completion in the first quarter of 2017, so watch this space!