PERTH artists have a new urban space in the city to exhibit their work.
Last Thursday night the City of Perth officially opened City Arts Space, a 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 cafe,” she said.
“There is high demand for cultural infrastructure in Perth and the City Arts Space will bring a new dimension of activation to Northbridge.”
The first exhibition at City Arts Space, Sacred and Scarred, is an exploration of cultural sites and identity and will be on display until August 27.
Part of the City of Perth Art Collection, Sacred and Scarred features works by Western Australian contemporary artists whose pieces demonstrate “aspects and impacts of transformation”.
Ms Scaffidi said the City wanted to make art more accessible to the public and create more exposure for Perth artists.
The City of Perth 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 City also facilitates programs such as TRANSART and TRANSART Transition.