Perfect Match Street Art

Council plays Cupid!

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!

Applications for 2022 - now open!

Perfect Match applications are now open, and close at midnight on 1 September 2022.

For property owners – residents, businesses and community organisations

Apply online here

For artists

Apply online here

Perfect Match Films

Hestia's Migration, by Ox King

The ancient Greek goddess Hestia in the modern Australian context of the Greek migrant story. 

 

Celebrating an art in public places partnership

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

 

A Perfect Setting, by Nico Nicoson and Kim Siew

 

The Spirit of St Peters, by Alex Lehours

 

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.

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 

Buy the Perfect Match book

By Melinda Vassallo

Prefect Match - Book

Buy now

Also available at

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

Perfect Match 2020-2021

Our Perfect Match 2020-2021 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 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.

Watch our video to find out more.

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.

Colour key

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

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