Public Art in the Shire of Northam

The importance of public art is highly regarded within the Shire of Northam. Public art not only beautifies and brightens the streetscape of our towns, it also serves to boost community morale and enhances the social, cultural and economic value of the Shire.

There are several examples of public art, including murals, sculptures and monuments throughout the Shire of Northam, and planning is underway to further develop the public art within the Shire. For further information about where you can find public art in the Shire of Northam, contact the Northam Visitors Centre on 9622 2100 or email tourist@northam.wa.gov.au .

Northam Historical Town Sculptures

While meandering down the main street of Northam (Fitzgerald Street) you will notice 12 sculptures placed outside historically significant places. This Northam Historical Town Sculptures project was a collaboration between the Avon Valley Arts Society and the Northam Historical Society to lift the veil on some of the interesting stories of Northam's past and illustrate the history of Northam through sculpture. 

Town Sculpture 

Bernard Park

The Sound Sculpture Project was completed in 1991 by Nick Compton, Simon Gilby, Ian Hill and Northam Districts High School Students using scrap metal. 

 More recently the sewerage access chambers were given a bright facelift from Artist Revolution and Tom deMunk-Kirkmeer with support from the Water Corporation.

Sound SculptureHorse Sculpture

Murals

There are a variety of murals throughout the Shire. Of particular significance are the Silo murals which form part of the PUBLIC Silo Trail. The Shire is in the process of planning for new commissions of mural art as part of the Northam Town Centre Development and Connectivity Strategy, brightscaping strategy.

Painting a Mural