ARTS & CULTURE
Perth Hills has a large and diverse range of local artists and galleries
Come immerse yourself in the culture and discover local artists.
Zig Zag Gallery
Zig Zag Cultural Centre Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theZigZagGallery
Location: Perth Hills Visitor Centre, Zig Zag Cultural Centre, Railway Road, Kalamunda
A modern gallery space showing a diverse range of exhibitions throughout the year, including painting, photography sculpture and textiles.
Location: 10-12 Stirk Street, Kalamunda 6076
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
KALAMUNDA MODERN is housed in the most singular building in Kalamunda. Designed and built by Roman Antoniuk, it’s easily recognized by a huge bobtail lizard and the curved wall at the gallery entrance. The gallery, opened by John Day, Minister for Culture and the Arts in May 2016 is a new, purpose built, commercial gallery exhibiting the work of professional, international artists, interspersed with cameo presentations.
Kalamunda Open Studios
Kalamunda Open Studios is an event held every year in October in the Shire of Kalamunda. Professional artists open their studios to the public for conversation, information and art sales. Kalamunda has a very large and diverse population of artists who enjoy the lifestyle and find inspiration for their work in this creative community and Spring is a fantastic time to visit this beautiful area.
Location: 96 Cotherstone Rd, Kalamunda 6076
Phone: 9257 2340.
George and Helen Hayward - The dream of two local artists, Hayward Studio is a hand-built studio nestled in Kalamunda where original artworks are for sale. It is a space they hope will inspire people from all walks of life to find their own artistic flair. Open most weekends 2pm-5pm and by appointment.
Location: Gladstone Road, Walliston (Studio Visit by appointment only).
Enquiries: 0408 953 496
Some products also for sale at the Perth Hills Visitor Centre, the Kalamunda Village Markets and Zanthorrea Nursery.
Just outside of Kalamunda, a quirky artist lives in the bush in a lizard-screened house, where he creates his unique art and craft from metal and MDF. Come along to Rustyroo and see his creations! Rustyroo is as Australian as a BBQ on the beach on a hot summer’s day. Rustyroo would like you to meet all his friends from the bush, the sky and the sea. It’s time to get hopping with Rustyroo.
Location: 56 Railway Rd, Kalamunda (next to Kalamunda History Village)
Open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10.30am – 3.30pm. Ph: 9454 5692. Local arts & crafts for sale by Kalamunda & Districts Arts & Crafts Group.
Kalamunda Historical Society/History Village
Location: 56 Railway Rd, Kalamunda in the Zig Zag Cultural Centre
Phone: 9293 1371
Monday – Wednesday & Friday & Public Holidays: 10am – 3pm,
Weekends: 10am – 4pm, Closed Thursdays.
Kalamunda History Village is the largest folk museum in Western Australia, depicting the early years of life in the Perth Hills and the industries that developed in the area.
Location: 12 Kalamunda Rd, Kalamunda.
Open Sunday 2pm – 4pm.
Historical culture of the area -The Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society manages the largest folk museum in Western Australia, depicting the unique hills life and industries centred around the development of the Kalamunda area. The Kalamunda History Village and Stirk Cottage are situated in pleasant surroundings close to the centre of the Kalamunda town site.
Gem Camera Club
‘Spring in the Hills’ Competition
Kalamunda Spring in the Hills is a Competition Exhibition and Sale for Amateur Photographers in Western Australia. The Spring in the Hills Photographic Exhibition is usually exhibited in the Zig Zag Gallery, 50 Railway Road, Kalamunda during September / October. Gem Camera Club hold monthly meetings and basic photography courses with photographers of all levels and skill welcome to join.
Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre (KPAC)
Location: 48 Canning Rd, Kalamunda 6076
Phone: 9257 2558.
Website / Tickets: http://www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/KPAC
Performances, shows and Morning Music - Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre hosts a variety of shows including the monthly Morning Music on Wednesdays, plays by local and well known directors, stand-up comedians and many more. Check out their ‘What’s On’ page for more information.
Location: Central Mall, Kalamunda.
Ticket Sales @ Lucky Charm Newsagency 9257 2668
KADS has been entertaining our Kalamunda and surrounding community audiences since 1972. The Kalamunda Society produces 4 shows per year with quality entertainment from very talented local performers at affordable prices for everybody to enjoy, there’s even dinner and a show nights!
Arts & Crafts Groups
Kalamunda & Districts Arts & Crafts Group – Ph: 9454 5692
Meetings third Wednesday of each month at the Jack Healey Centre, Kalamunda. Exhibitions and sales throughout the year
Lesmurdie Arts & Crafts Group - Ph: 0420 415 131
Exhibitions and sales throughout the year
Gooseberry Hill Arts & Crafts Group - Ph: 9291 4870.
Exhibitions and sales throughout the year
Forrestfield Eggers & Craft Group – Ph: 9378 4711.
Meeting Place: 30 Akebia Way FORRESTFIELD
Forrestfield Pottery Group - Ph: 9453 6409.
Meeting Place: 24 Anderson Road, Forrestfield.
A Pottery Hobby Group consisting of seniors who meet on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm.
Location: 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley WA 6076
The Perth Observatory is State Heritage listed and has a rich and unique history of astronomy, time-keeping and global positioning, with 120 years of West Australian history contained in its historical telescopes, clocks, museum artefacts and library. Its cultural history is even more diverse, with former Government Astronomers, Researchers and “Computers” (women who analysed the detailed information encoded on thousands of astronomical glass photographic plates) hailing from all across the globe, and all stamping their mark on 120 years of astronomy and public education and outreach. The Observatory also aims to celebrate 60,000 years of Aboriginal Astronomy and is working with Elders, Artists and Story-Tellers in the local Noongar community to incorporate Aboriginal sky stories into the Observatory’s exhibits and outreach programs and special events. Activities include: star viewing nights, daytime guided tours, astrophotography workshops, public lectures, special events, schools program, and remote astronomy field nights. The Observatory is open Monday – Friday between 10 am – 4 pm for guided tours and visits to the museum, shop and bushland grounds. Night Sky Tours (star viewing nights) typically run on weekend evenings for approximately 2 hours, where a range of modern and historical telescopes are used to explore the southern hemisphere skies, with our volunteers providing a guide to the array of planets, galaxies, nebulae and globular clusters on display.