Perfect Match

Council plays Cupid again!

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

The Perfect Match approach brings artists, residents, businesses, property owners and community 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.

Council then plays Cupid!

Perfect Match 2020

Our Perfect Match 2020 program kicked off with a stunning new artwork at the River Canoe Club titled Rivers Flow. The work is a collaboration between artists Zachary Bennett-Brook, a contemporary Indigenous artist born and raised in Dharawal Country (Wollongong), and Kim Siew, a local female street artist and designer.  

Watch our video to find out more.

 

The 100th Perfect Match artwork was recently completed at 185 Church Street, Camperdown. Women's Empowerment by one of Australia's most celebrated artists Wendy Sharpe explores this topic in a powerful yet poetic artwork. Viewers are encouraged to engage with the work on a personal level, free to interpret its bold, dramatic and distinct elements as they wish.

A video will soon be released with more information.

 

2020 Perfect Match artworks

Across 2020, Council will commission a number of new street artworks from outstanding contemporary artists. See the 2020 works commissioned so far.  Click on an image to view the gallery.

Buy the Perfect Match book

By Melinda Vassallo 

Buy now

Also available at

  • Better Read than Dead, Newtown
  • GleeBooks, Glebe
  • Kinokunya Bookstore, Sydney
  • Modern Times Bookstore, Newtown

Perfect Match artwork map

Discover amazing art on the streets of the Inner West in the Perfect Match artworks map (PDF 1.2MB)

Or find artworks on our Google map below.

Perfect Match Guidelines 

Guidelines for property owners

Guidelines for artists

Applications for Perfect Match 2021 will open in November 2020.

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Page last updated: 25 Sep 2020