Perfect Match Street Art

Council plays Cupid!

From small beginnings Perfect Match has fast become one of Australia's best-loved Street Art programs. Originating as a unique initiative tackling unwanted tagging and graffiti, the program has quickly grown to mentoring emerging artists, fostering legitimate creative expression, and creating site-specific large scale paintings in public spaces.

Over 140 site specific contemporary artworks have been produced through Perfect Match - our Inner West fast becoming the creative and street art capital of Australia.  

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 portfolios, designs and ideas.

Council then plays Cupid!

 

Perfect Match applications are now closed.

The next round will open 1 July 2023.

For property owners – residents, businesses and community organisations

For artists

Perfect Match - NEW Artwork in Marrickville

Hestia's Migration, by Ox King

A behind the scenes look at the ancient Greek Goddess Hestia, in a modern Australian context of the Greek migrant story. 

Perfect Match Street Art Map

Discover amazing Street Art of the Inner West in our Google map below.

Colour key

Purple map star New street art
Yellow map star Street artworks
Red map star No longer visible

2021-22 Perfect Match artworks

Across 2021-22, Council will commission a number of new street artworks from outstanding contemporary artists. See the 2021-22 works commissioned so far. Click on an image to view the gallery.

Buy the Perfect Match book

By Melinda Vassallo

Prefect Match - Book

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Also available at

  • Better Read Than Dead, Newtown
  • GleeBooks, Glebe
  • Kinokuniya Bookstore, Sydney
  • Modern Times Bookstore, Newtown

Perfect Match Films

Celebrating the 100th Perfect Match Street Artwork

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. Location: 185 Church Street, Camperdown

Watch our video to find out more.

Perfect Match - St Peters  

Three giant scale Street Artworks at St Peters, commissioned by Inner West Council through Perfect Match, matching artists with community to collaboratively produce site specific artworks. Supported by WestConnex | Transurban as part of the Canal to Creek Public Art Program.

The Golden Age, by Brad Robson 

Renowned for its motorcycle collections, for nearly 50 years local business Procycles has been deeply involved in grass roots motorcycle sports, mentoring Australian Champion's such as 70's motorcycle legends Warren Willing, Gregg Hansford and Ken Blake - the Artist Brad Robson immortalising their memory's here. 

A Perfect Setting, by Nico Nicoson and Kim Siew

Reflecting on the local St Peters factory, Unique Plaster - witnessing the artisans hand-crafting ornate plaster decorations for heritage buildings - inspired collaborating artists Nico Nicoson and Kim Siew to capture this unique hand-made traditional craft. 

The Spirit of St Peters, by Alex Lehours

Telling the story that truly reflects the humble beginnings of these two proud local businesses, Antoniou Fillo Pastry (est. 1960) and City Star Motors (est 1992), the artwork is a tribute to the area, and the families, like of these businesses, that embody the hardworking, honest and authentic spirit of the heritage and community of St Peters, Inner West, Sydney. 

Perfect Match - River Canoe Club

Learn about our stunning Perfect Match artwork at the River Canoe Club, on the banks of the Cooks River 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.

Perfect Match - Marrickville Metro

Public Art and Creative Programs 

Over 38 bold world-class, public artworks feature in the project, developed by AMP Capital in partnership with Inner West Council with support by Art Pharmacy.

The public arts program developed with Inner West Council is a corporate, local government, community and creative partnership, unique in its co-curatorial approach. The model for the program is to partner local artists with their neighbours and community to collaboratively develop original artworks, each individually inspired by shared stories, history and ideas of Marrickville.

Reflecting the creative spirit of Marrickville, artwork enlivens and colours the façade, interior and public realm. Based on Inner West Council’s Perfect Match program model, through a unique site-specific Creative Program from local artists, this encourages ownership and a sense of pride for residents. This program consolidates Inner West Council and Marrickville Metro’s firm commitment to support talented local artists and the creative sector, expanding local employment opportunities and showcasing the valuable contribution they make to our Inner West community. 

Meet the Artists of Marrickville Metro click here 

Perfect Match Artwork Gallery (2014-2020)

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Page last updated: 14 Sep 2022