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Wanneroo Public Art Safari

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

Wanneroo has many amazing pieces of public art scattered across it's suburbs. Some are located in very public places which you might pass every day without "seeing" the art. Others are tucked away in small pocket parks and you need to be "in the know" to find them. Local residents might be surprised to "find" them in their local park too!

The Public Art Safari is divided into three sections: North, Central and South. A map and guide is available from the City of Wanneroo or you can download the Discover Wanneroo app, head to the Public Art Safari section and use the app as an interactive guide as you go.

We were introduced to the public art safari on a tour offered by the City of Wanneroo and guided by Dianne Tweedie, the city's public art curator, who provided lots of interesting backstories to the art. We were not able to fit in all 35 pieces of public art featured in the Public Art Safari so have set out to discover the missing pieces over time, fitting them in with other mundane tasks like trips to Bunnings or detouring enroute to other places.

As we found the art pieces we also discovered interesting places with art not listed on the safari - once you open your eyes to "public art" it pops up everywhere you look! Don't be afraid to get up close and personal with the artworks where possible as the detail often gives a different perspective to the art. Up close some of the murals are amazing!!!



Numbers 26-34 on map Butler to Yanchep

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Numbers 17-25 on map Butler, Clarkson, Ridgewood and Mindarie

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And look what else we found on our travels!

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Numbers 7-16 from Wanneroo to Carramar (7-11 are in the South Section of the Public Art Trail but I felt their location fitted better with 12-16).

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And we still found some more!

You can also discover Wanneroo's rich and hidden heritage on the Wanneroo Cultural and Civic Trail.



Numbers 1-11 on map Koondoola/Girrawheen, Kingsway and Pearsall

The southern section didn't really have too many artworks and some I had trouble finding. The best parts of this trail can be found around Yanchep, Clarkson and Mindarie and Wanneroo. The trail does make you realise how much area the City of Wanneroo covers and how diverse the city is!

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