Arts and Culture

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.

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Get into the Claremont Life
Art Transforming Claremont
Public Art
Art Award & Exhibition
Goods Shed
What's On


Click here to view a the 2017 Winter Spring Event Guide.

Art Transforming Claremont


From 31 March to 2 April the streets of Claremont will come alive with unique artistic talent, fashion runways and experiential pop up galleries for the annual ART TRA festival.  Aerial artists, a light show and a DJ will launch the festival in the Claremont Quarter Town Square.  In the following days some of the activities to expect include lifestyle-focused mini golf,  youth activities, a European fashion show and food stalls from a number of Claremont eateries.  Further details, including a program of events, will be posted closer to the date.


View a video on the public murals that took place as part of the 2016 program of art activities.


View a video on the art activities that were staged in the Claremont town centre for the 2016 festival.


Click here for the 2016 Art Transforming Claremont program.

Public Art

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.


2017 Art Award & Exhibition
Saturday 16 September to Saturday 30 September

This year’s exhibition will showcase 68 artworks from emerging and established visual artists.  All artworks, except for the winning piece, are for sale.

Each year, prizes are awarded to outstanding works across several categories.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award. Pick up your voting slip at the exhibition foyer to be in with a chance to win a $500 shopping voucher.

Exhibition Dates:
The Town of Claremont 2017 Art Award exhibition will be open from Saturday, 16 September to Sunday, 30 September 2017.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am -5pm
Saturday & Sundays: 11.00am to 3.00pm

First & Second Floor, Town of Claremont, Council Administration, 308 Stirling Hwy, Claremont 

Goods Shed

Initiatives such as FORM and LandCorp’s the Good Shed project will provide the community with a usable multi-purpose space. Located behind the Station Masters House in Claremont the space is to be opened in August 2016, and will be used for artists in residence, openings and workshops.

What's On

Click here to find out about arts events and activities happening in the community.