The Town of Claremont prides itself on developing and fostering art and culture within its local community. The ability to express and celebrate our creativity, identity and history is an integral part of our cultural identity. It is one of the reasons Claremont remains a sought after place to live, work and visit.
ARTTRA - Art transforming Claremont
Art Award & Exhibition
ARTTRA | Light Festival will be lighting up Claremont Park again from 5-7 April 2019.
Town of Claremont is currently inviting artists and designers who are interested in delivering an artwork installation for the Town's signature creative event. The series of art projects will be presented to the public in a pop up gallery exhibition throughout Claremont Park.
Click here to view the ARTTRA 2019 Expression of Interest Form
Click here to view the ARTTRA 2019 Terms and Conditions.
The inaugural ARTTRA | Light Festival was held 6-8 April 2018 in Claremont Park. Specially designed and created light inspired installations and performances transformed the park into an outdoor gallery with interactive projections, vibrant light sculptures and entertaining satellite performances from more than 20 different artists.
Public art is an integral element of the Town’s vision for Claremont’s cultural identity. As such the Town has committed 1 per cent of the total project cost of new or renovated buildings to public art. It has also encouraged private developers to contribute to the installation of public art via its Town planning process. The installation of two new public art works in the revitalized Avion Way in the Claremont Town Centre is an example of the Town’s ongoing commitment.
2018 Art Award & Exhibition
The annual Claremont Art Award & Exhibition took place from 11 to 25 August 2018 at Town of Claremont Council Chambers and Administration Building. More than 65 pieces were selected to exhibit for the duration of the awards. Young, self-taught artist Brendan Lewis received the $5,000 prize for his winning piece Astro-Boy, a large watercolour portrait of his little broth Isaac (11) which will become part of the Town's art collection.
Dates for the 2019 Art Award & Exhibition will be announced in the coming months. To enter, artists must be aged 16 or over and reside in Western Australia. Entries are encouraged from all artists, whether they are local residents, emerging talent or established artists. Accepted mediums are Acrylic, Oil, Print, Watercolour, Mixed Media, Pastel, Textile, Work on Paper and Sculpture.
Initiatives such as FORM and LandCorp’s The Goods Shed project provide our community with a usable multi-purpose space. Located behind the Station Masters House in Claremont, the heritage railway building has been transformed into a creative space used for exhibitions, installations and commissions; for artist and thinker residencies; for community activity and exchange.
Scribblers is an annual festival of literature and arts for young people brought to life by cultural non-profit FORM and the Town of Claremont. WIth programming just for Schools and a weekend for the whole Family, Scribblers Festival invites kids and young adults of all ages to celebrate the magic of storytelling!
to visit the Scribblers Festival web page for more information.
to find out about arts events and activities happening in the community.