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Arts and Culture

Arts and culture are an important part of the culturally rich and diverse community that is City of Prospect. Council is committed to maintaining the distinctive, connected, inclusive and culturally engaged community we have, and Arts and culture form a large part of how that is accomplished.

Prospect's reputation as a creative community was solidified in 1978 with the formation of the Prospect Mural Group by local artist, Ann Newmarch. Active until 1983, the volunteers of this group painted seven murals around the city, some of which remain to this day.

The Prospect Mural Group and the spirit it generated virtually put Prospect on the map as a lively, artistic area with a strong sense of community involvement. Many projects and events have been developed by Prospect Council from this beginning:

  • The Stobie Pole Project
  • Prospect Fair
  • The Arts Path
  • Film program
  • Built Imagination
  • Artists in Residence
  • Twilight Concerts
  • Biennial Prospect Community Show

Exhibiting artwork by many artists, Prospect Gallery is run by City of Prospect and is a high quality, nationally recognised exhibition space. The diversity of its exhibition program reflects its role as a contemporary public exhibition space with a long-standing community focus.

If you would like more information about arts and culture in City of Prospect, please contact the Gallery and Public Art Coordinator on (08) 8269 5355 or