Council plays Cupid with Perfect Match

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The Perfect Match Street Art Program brings artists, residents, businesses, property owners and community partners together to collaboratively create fantastic new street artworks in public places.

Property owners are invited to find their Perfect Match by nominating their wall to be transformed by an artist. Artists submit their designs and ideas.

Perfect Match is a unique Council initiative tackling unwanted graffiti and fostering legitimate creative expression and art in public spaces.

One of the Perfect Match artworks is by Kelly Wallwork and reflects the heritage of the Birchgrove site including the story and community of Cockatoo Island and its workers.

Property owner Dr Louise Dolan acknowledges the value of art for our mental health especially with Australia’s ageing population. “That connection (of art) with the past and our memories becomes increasingly important to daily experience and wellbeing,” she said.

The community is invited to join with property owners and artists to celebrate newly transformed walls in Leichhardt and Birchgrove with light refreshments on offer at each event.

The free Perfect Match Community Celebrations are being held on Saturday, 22 June at the following locations:

  • Styles Street Children’s Community Long Day Care Centre, 62-64 Styles Street, Leichhardt, 11am-12pm. A free family open day with activities to launch a new street artwork by Hayley Mischief Lord
  • 36 Cove Street, Birchgrove, 12:30-1:30pm. Unveiling a new artwork by Kelly Wallwork reflecting the heritage of Birchgrove, its community and story.
  • 13 Macauley Street, Leichhardt, 1:30-2:30pm. Free community laneway festivities to launch a site-specific artwork by Sid Tapia.

Council will launch more than 30 new street artwork commissions by outstanding contemporary artists, which will be rolled out across the Inner West.

The street art launches will become part of EDGE Inner West- a multifaceted arts program designed to support creative communities in each ward throughout the year. Council is working collaboratively with the creative sector to develop initiatives, curate programs and produce lasting benefits for communities and artists of the inner west.

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