Streets of Perth creators Duncan and Nikki Atack shining a light on our urban art

Duncan and Nikki Atack from Streets of Perth in Wolf Lane, Perth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
Duncan and Nikki Atack from Streets of Perth in Wolf Lane, Perth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

DUNCAN and Nikki Atack are on a mission to find, snap and blog about the best Perth’s street art scene has to offer.

Rarely without his camera, Mr Atack’s love of snapping street architecture, art and signage led to the amateur photographer and his wife launching the Streets of Perth website in 2014.

Now the Kewdale couple has more than 200,000 followers and spends hours travelling around the metropolitan area capturing the best and most creative pieces of street art they can find.

Mrs Atack said they had a passion for finding new murals and learning the background to each piece.

“We believe there’s a real beauty in the shapes, textures and colours that people walk past every day but don’t notice because they’re too focused on their phone or destination,” she said.

“I think we find street art so exciting because you never know what you’re going to discover next, and nothing is permanent.

“In fact, it’s the hit-and-run nature of street art that we probably love most.”

The couple will discuss the secrets and successes behind Streets of Perth in a special presentation at the Armadale Library on March 14.

Mrs Atack said they were excited to have the opportunity to talk about the local street art scene.

“If you love art, culture or community projects, then you may enjoy learning more about WA’s extraordinary street art scene,” she said.

“Since launching SoP one of the things we’re seeing more and more is that street art is also in cafes, offices, hairdressers, schools, private homes – the list is endless.

“So if you’re in need of inspiration, or you’re keen to see how street art can colour your walls and your life, we’d love to see you there.”

Urban Art with Streets of Perth is at the Armadale Library from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on March 14.

Places at the free event are limited and reservations can be made by calling 9394 5125.

Visit www.streetsofperthwa.com or www.facebook.com/streetsofperth for information.

Nikki and Duncan Atack’s favourite pieces

Nikki: “There are some that I really love. Obviously the Anya Brock mural (in Wolf Lane) that kick-started Streets of Perth, this relatively new mural by Okudart in Subiaco (the colours and execution are spectacular!) and of course our own personal mural which we commissioned Fieldey to paint in our back yard Tiki Bar.”

Duncan: “The Seahorse in Wolf Lane by Alexis Diaz and this huge piece by Kyle Hughes-Odgers in Bunbury.”