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City Arts Space

Perth artists have a new space to exhibit their work.

Last week, the City of Perth opened City Arts Space – a multi-functional, multi purpose art and exhibition venue in Northbridge.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said City Arts Space, located at the Northbridge Piazza, was a flexible and affordable location for the arts community to develop and showcase their talent.

“The City of Perth has responded to a need for exhibition space by transforming an area previously used as a café,” Scaffidi said.

“We have reimagined the space, making it an ideal venue for art related events, exhibitions or workshops.

“There is high demand for cultural infrastructure in Perth and the City Arts Space will bring a new dimension of activation to Northbridge.

“This unique exhibition space is a fantastic blank canvas for our arts community.” Ms Scaffidi said.

The first exhibition at City Arts Space, Sacred and Scarred, is an exploration of cultural sites and identity and will be on display until 27 August.

Part of the City of Perth Art Collection, Sacred and Scarred features works by significant Western Australian contemporary artists whose pieces demonstrate aspects and impacts of transformation.

Scaffidi said the City wanted to make art more accessible to the public and create more exposure for Perth artists.

In an on-going commitment to developing Perth’s arts and culture, the city has allocated $2.3 million funding for arts, culture and heritage this financial year including sponsorship of the Perth International Arts Festival and the Black Swan Art Prize.

The new venue is located under the Northbridge Piazza Superscreen on Lake St and James Street, Northbridge WA.

Click on the image below to see a video of the new space.

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