Art Events and Programs

ART IN PLACE is the City of Melville’s new series of temporary public artworks that aim to engage the community by giving residents and visitors unique opportunities to experience and encounter contemporary art in significant and accessible locations across the City.

The City of Melville is pleased to announce its next ART IN PLACE installation, Sonic Hill, a site-specific audio sculpture by Agency 296, Tom Mùller and Ned Buckley to be installed at Wireless Hill in April.

Wireless Hill has been a place of communication for thousands of years, previously by the Bibbulmun people as a look out and place to send smoke signals, and after as the site of the Applecross Wireless Station from 1912 to 1968. The sculpture, which takes the form of a telecommunications tower, will broadcast a soundscape that explores this rich history.

SONIC HILL opens on Friday, 12 April 2019 and will run daily from 5.00pm to 9.00pm until Sunday, 28 April, excluding Sunday, 21 April an Anzac Day, Thursday, 25 April. An artist talk will take place at 7.00pm on Saturday, 27 April.

For more information, visit the Sonic Hill event page.

  • ART IN PLACE2018: ConfluenceART IN PLACE2018: Confluence
  • Perth-based artists VJzoo (Kat Black and Jasper Cook) collaborated with Kambarni (Kamsani Bin Salleh) to deliver Confluence.Perth-based artists VJzoo (Kat Black and Jasper Cook) collaborated with Kambarni (Kamsani Bin Salleh) to deliver Confluence.
  • Confluence was a projection-based installation across the body of water and illuminated on a fleet of boats, where the Swan (Derbarl Yerrigan) and Canning (Djarlgarro Beeliar) rivers met.Confluence was a projection-based installation across the body of water and illuminated on a fleet of boats, where the Swan (Derbarl Yerrigan) and Canning (Djarlgarro Beeliar) rivers met.

For ART IN PLACE 2018, Perth-based artists VJzoo (Kat Black and Jasper Cook) collaborated with Kambarni (Kamsani Bin Salleh) to deliver Confluence. You can also view the Confluence video and facebook albums.

Artist checking result of art imprint

Open Studios & Exhibitions Art Trail

In 2018 our community was invited to discover #creativemelville and explore more than 36 studios, galleries, creative spaces and Artist Run Initiatives when they opened their doors in September for the second annual City of Melville Open Studios and Exhibitions Trail.

The event, which debuted in 2017, showcases the many artists and creatives who live or work within the City, offering the community a chance to see artists at work, participate in art activities and purchase art from local residents.

Are you an artist, designer, or maker?  Register your interest for the 2019 event at arts@melville.wa.gov.au 

Find out more on our dedicated event page.

View the Open Studios & Exhibitions Art Trail video#1 and video#2 and also the album.

Canning Bridge Art Trail

As you stroll along the Canning River foreshore you may notice some eye-catching sculptures and art pieces decorating the way.

Did you know there are 17 unique public artworks that stretch the foreshore from Point Heathcote to Mount Henry Bridge?

Download our pocked-sized Canning Bridge Art Trail brochure or pick one up from Heathcote Cultural Precinct and go on your own art treasure hunt. The brochure shows the location of each artwork and gives an overview of the piece and the artist.

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