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 160 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 CLOSED

The next round of Perfect Match will open in the new Financial year, after June 30, 2024 - date TBC.

For property owners – residents, businesses and community organisations

 

For artists

What's On

See our latest Perfect Match street artworks being painted across the Inner West.
Join in the celebrations for Perfect Match Street Art launches, learn about the artwork, meet the artists and local community. 

Audio descriptions

Perfect Match audio descriptions are available for selected Street Artworks.
Written by Vision Australia and voiced by Nas Campanella.

Click below to access the Audio Descriptions.

Audio Descriptions Webpage

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 2022-2023
Yellow map star Street artworks
Red map star No longer visible

2022-23 Perfect Match artworks

Across 2022-23, Council will commission a number of new street artworks from outstanding contemporary artists. See the 2022-23 works commissioned so far. Click on an image to view the gallery.

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 - Marrickville Metro

Public Art and Creative Programs 

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

Explore the artworks on the link below.

Marrickville Metro Public Art webpage

 

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 the video below to find out more.

How Wendy Sharpe created the 100th Perfect Match

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.

Watch the videos below to find out more.

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 - Little Greece, Marrickville

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

Watch the video below to find out more.

Hestia's Migration by Ox King

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 the video below to find out more.

Rivers Flow by Zachary Bennett Brook and Kim Siew

Perfect Match Artwork Gallery (2014-2021)

Over 150 site specific contemporary artworks have been produced through Perfect Match, our Inner West fast becoming the creative and street art capital of Australia.

Discover the Perfect Match street artworks across the Inner West.

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Page last updated: 27 Feb 2024