Mandurah Art Trails

Artworks are all around us in Mandurah and we’re going to help you find them.

Mandurah Art Trails

Discover the Art
Scene in Mandurah,
here’s where to
find them

Mandurah is filled with incredible public art but not all of it is as obvious as the silver metal heart sculpture on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore. Hidden down laneways, on the pavement or on the facades of buildings, artworks are all around us in Mandurah and we’re going to help you find them.

Trail  1 – Follow the light blue trail

1. STAINED GLASS WINDOW
Artist: Cottage Leadlighting
Located inside the Mandurah Visitor Centre, this artwork is a depiction of the Wagyl, or Rainbow Serpent, that controls the balance of water, guards the sacred landscapes and is shown surrounded by Mandurah’s aquatic flora and fauna.

2. MARINE WILDLIFE 3D ILLUSION PAINTING
Artist: Jenny McCracken
A remarkable depiction of Mandurah’s abundant marine wildlife jumps out from the pavement in front of the Mandurah Visitor Centre. This 3D illusion painting was created by 3D pavement artist Jenny McCracken.

3. SNAKES AND LADDERS
Artist: Lesley King & Dudley Park & Riverside Primary Schools & Community
Step onto a mosaic of the Snakes and Ladders game with playing instructions on hand-made tiles surrounding the installation near the Eastern Foreshore playground.

4. BONU-WONGIE – MESSAGE STICK
Artist: John Kelly & Coral Lowry
Two hands holding a message stick represents the invitation from the Winjan Aboriginal Community to the City of Mandurah to work together.

5. HIMVANTA
Artist: Pornchal & Th’awan
The Himvanta Forest of the Himalayas is inhabited by beautiful Kinnaree. These half-bird, half-women are renowned for their singing and dancing.

6. ARTY BIKE RACK
Artist: Gary Aitken
This sculpture is also a functioning public bike rack with cyclists invited  to contribute by securing their bike to the decorative wheels.

7. YOU’VE GOT MAIL
Artist: Claire Bailey
In 1887 telegraph lines reached Mandurah and reduced the isolation of early settlers for whom The Post and Telegraph Office was an important
meeting centre.

8. LADY BANANAS
Artist: Lady Bananas & Ladie Poise & Pore
This series of contemporary urban murals wrap round the building to form a colourful, engaging and eye catching modern artwork.

9. ABC
Artist: Anne Neil
Based on a line drawing of books and pencils, this cast work commemorates the opening of Mandurah’s first government school in 1900.

10. THE GUARDIAN
Artist: Celestin Hutchinson
Located outside the Mandurah Community Museum, this mural tells the story of the creation of the estuary, the lifeblood of the Bindjareb people.

11. LEVIATHAN
Artist: Jerome Davenport, Blank Walls
Designed by Joe Wilson in 1915 in the nearby Agricultural Hall, the Leviathan only made eight voyages before disaster struck. The boat filled with water and sand when rough weather set in, ending her life only 2kms from when she was built at Soldier’s Cove. This artwork can be found outside the Mandurah Community Museum.

12. BLUE SWIMMER CRAB – 3D ILLUSION PAINTING
Artist: Jenny McCracken
Definitely the safest and one of the most fun ways to pose with Mandurah’s famous blue swimmer crabs. Walk across the Mandurah Bridge to view this interactive street art that was created by Australia’s most highly awarded pavement artist Jenny McCracken. Take a photo from the footprint for the best 3D effect.

13. WAR MEMORIAL
Artist: Hames Sharley
A place of reflection and tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Inspired by the poem, ‘At the Going Down of the Sun’.

14. SPRING SWING
Artist: Tahnee Kelland
Thanks to the community-run organisation Shape Mandurah this laneway was transformed into a Mandurah Instagram hotspot. Head to Tuckey’s Lane and don’t forget to get your photo taken here.

Trail 2 – Follow the dark blue trail

1. YABURGURT MEMORIAL
Artist: Peter Farmer & Little Rhino Designs
Yaburgurt Winjan was a significant Bindjareb Noongar elder. This
stunning artwork, which represents the six seasons, was created with
community to commemorate the centenary of Yaburgurt’s passing.
The project was funded through a Royalties for Regions grant.

2. FRAME
Artist: Gary Aitken
Designed by local artist Gary Aitken in 2005, this aluminium sculpture
encourages you to interact by framing your view.

3. CONNECTION
Artist: Bridget Norton
Honouring the spirit of the site’s traditional owners and the Osprey
these totems acknowledge the significance of the site as an ancient
meeting place.

4. WATER GIRL
Artist: Coral Lowry
This large and elevated sculptural work depicts a little girl with her
hair flying and playing in the waves.

5. WATER BOY
Artist: Coral Lowry
The ‘brother’ of Water Girl, this large sculpture shows a young boy
standing in the ocean and pointing at something in the distance.

6. THE GULL
Artist: Carl MacMillan
This fantasy, open decked, planked dinghy style boat with its port rail
lower than starboard side creates the impression of being beached.
This artwork is regularly taken over by children playing on it.

7. PELICAN – 3D ART ILLUSION
Artist: Jenny McCracken
Did you know that an adult pelican can eat up to 1.8 kilograms of fish per
day? Well, this one is particularly hungry and clearly doesn’t like to share!
Go to the viewpoint on the ground, get creative here and snap a fun pic.

8. ADRIFT II
Artist: Carl MacMillan
This impressive aluminium sculpture depicts a rowing boat adrift on a
stormy ocean with large fish swimming underneath.

9. JAMES SERVICE WRECK Artists: Gary Aitken, Richard Foulds, Kahil Aitken, Jarrad Steward
The suite of sculptures depicts wreckage washed up weeks after a
dreadful storm in July 1878.

10. ADRIFT I
Artist: Carl MacMillan
This follows Adrift II and presents the boat in a calm sea offering a
a different perspective to the viewer.

11. STEEL SCULPTURE
Donated to the City of Mandurah this modern sculpture in steel
soars skywards to create a dramatic spectacle.

12. ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
Artist: Carol Nicolson
This surreal piece features ceramic hand-made tiled fish with
human heads spiraling around an abandoned stormwater pipe.

13. SHOULD YOU PASS THROUGH THE SEA I WILL BE WITH YOU
Artist: Gary Aitken
Located outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, this
the sculpture commemorates a 1959 tragedy when a boat carrying six
Perth nuns overturned and only two survived.

14. LOVE
Artist: Gary Aitken
Created for Stretch Arts Festival in 2008, this sculpture playfully
spells out the word Love.

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