About Paint Subi
Paint Subi is a week-long public art project taking over the Subiaco Town Centre from 6 to 12 November. Local and international artists will make their mark on Subiaco streets, simultaneously transforming four prominent walls across the Town Centre.
The city has partnered with Western Australian culture pioneers FORM, to welcome two local muralists, and two international artists who will make their Western Australian debuts in Subiaco.
During the weekend, passers-by will be invited to watch the artworks in progress, or take a guided tour between the locations to learn more about each mural and artist. Find out more about special events and community involvement.
Four walls in the city’s town centre will be transformed into vibrant art pieces adding a splash of colour to Subiaco streets and laneways.
Australia Post building The iconic Post Office building on Rokeby Road will have a new artwork added to its West facing wall. Situated within a heritage area, the building’s facade will be revitalized, with an appealing design that works within the heritage restrictions, and adds colour and life to the building’s exterior.
Forrest Square car park This four-storey wall at Forrest Square carpark will house a bright and vibrant artwork to add life to this multi-use space. This enormous artwork is set to be a talking point of the area.
Laneway - 144 Rokeby Road The laneway connecting Rokeby Road to Coles, neighboured by retail stores Flower and Lucy in Disguise will be re-imagined as part of Paint Subi. Community members will be invited to join the artist on Saturday 11 November at 10am to learn about how she creates her beautiful artworks.
Laneway - 1-13 Rokeby Road This wall is situated at the corner of Roberts and Rokeby Roads. A new artwork will add vibrancy and colour to the laneway, visible to pedestrians and cars travelling along Roberts Road.
Special events and community involvement
Urban art talk by Streets of Subiaco
Streets of Perth founders Nikki and Duncan have a passion for capturing and sharing Western Australia's street art. Join these urban explorers as they share the secrets and stories of their hobby and how it grew to have a 200,000 strong following. This event will be held on Monday 23 October at 6pm. Register online.
Take a free guided tour through the streets of Subiaco and stop off at each location to learn more about the artists and their mural. Meet out the front of Jus Burgers at the corner of Rokeby Road and Roberts Road for an informative talk where you will get to see the artists at work. Tours will be held on Saturday 11 November at 10 and 3pm and Sunday 12 November at 10am and 3pm. Register online.
Workshop for kids
Children are invited to join local artist Hayley Welsh in painting elements of her mural. The workshop will be held on Saturday 11 November from 10am to 11am. For more information and to register visit the online events calendar.
Once the last drop of paint has been applied we will be heading to The Village Bar to celebrate all that Paint Subi has achieved. Meet the artists and hear about what has inspired them to create their artworks. Find out more.
FORM is an independent, non-profit cultural organisation that develops and advocates for excellence in creativity and artistic practice in Western Australia. Well known for their art series Public, FORM have helped inject vibrancy, arts and culture to suburbs and landmarks across Perth and Western Australia. Find out more about FORM.
Subi Art Discovery Trail
Download the Art Discovery Trail map (PDF, 3.6MB) and start locating the diverse range of public artworks in the city's town centre. The trail will lead you to vibrant and rich artworks scattered throughout the city.