Art & Design

{ Visual Arts, Drawing, Design, Comics, Calligraphy }

Organisations/Groups, Galleries/Sites, Opportunities, Courses, Directory

Art Organisations/Groups

[See Crafts for sculpture et al arts groups and workshops]

  • Art Source - the peak visual arts body, established 1986, engages with and supports Western Australian visual artists with practical, affordable and relevant services. Artsource is not-for-profit and supported financially by Government and many patrons, donors and sponsors.
  • Art Collective WA - established in 2013 with the aim of creating opportunities for significant Western Australian artists.
  • Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA (AACHWA) - The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia (AACHWA) works with Aboriginal art centres across Western Australia to assist them to be seen, heard, respected and represented. We are the only Indigenous visual arts peak body based in Western Australia.
  • Community Arts Network (CAN) - creates positive social change through the arts, building inclusion and understanding between people.
  • National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) - leads advocacy, policy and action for a contemporary Australian arts sector that's ambitious and fair.
  • Arts Hub - provides online journalism and resources for those in the arts and screen. | Visual Arts (subsection)
  • Council Australia > Visual Arts and Craft Strategy (VACS) - The Australia Council delivers the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy (VACS), a formal agreement between Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments that provides funding for the broadest range of visual media, including craft, design, media arts and visual arts. This support includes grants to living artists and funding for contemporary arts organisations as well as national and international exhibitions and events.


  • Calligraphy Guild of WA - a non-profit organisation aiming to encourage, assist and extend the craft of calligraphy whilst having fun! Meets monthly and throughout the year also holds regular workshops with both local and international professional calligraphers. Includes links to suppliers, artists and sites of interest.

Design Organisations/Groups

Web Design/Development

  • Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) - as Port 80 Inc, originally established as a social network for web professionals in 2002, AWIA is a not-for-profit association which aims to: Further the advancement of the web industry within Australia, Educate the general public about the role of professionals in the web industry and Foster greater ties with like-minded organisations.
  • WIT WA is a Perth-based not for profit organisation providing a framework upon which women in I.C.T. industries can extend their network and expand their knowledge in an environment that encourages open conversation and debate.
  • Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc (EFA) is a non-profit national organisation representing Internet users concerned with on-line freedoms and rights.
  • Digital Labourers Federation - The DLF is a non-profit social group which acts as a contact point for people in the digital arts industry. Most members work in the game, television or film industries. However, anyone involved in the creation of digital media is welcome.

Perth Artworks and Sites

Perth Artworks

  • Finding Perth project - aims to celebrate our diverse cultural identity, increase access to the City’s cultural assets and highlight Perth’s truly unique history and heritage. Zoomable map of Perth Art and Culture sites.
  • Public Art Collection - The City of Perth regularly commissions public art in civic squares, streetscapes, parks and some unexpected places, recognising that the successful integration of site specific art enhances the enjoyment of the city experience. It recently adopted a Public Art Strategy, and many new public artworks are being delivered in new developments across the City.

Perth Murals


  • SAE BA Design | Showcase - if you're drawn to the idea of a profession where your imagination is your only limitation, then chances are graphic design will be your type of career. Our Bachelor doesn't just scratch the surface of visual aesthetic, but delves deep into the craft, providing you with a detailed understanding and hands-on experience across typography, pre-press, design for print, web and digital publishing and more.
  • Murdoch - BA Graphic Design | Showcase - an industry focused program that integrates innovative design strategy with practical skills for a range of print, digital media and service-contexts. Taught by staff with extensive industry experience, the course promotes design thinking and provides a strong work-related learning experience that prepares students for a range of print (branding and publication design), digital (web, mobile app,) human centred design (user experience and service design) sectors.
  • Murdoch - BA Games Art and Design | Concept Art Showcase - take your passion for video games to the next level and develop the creative thinking and production skills that you need for a career in the games industry. In this course you’ll level up your knowledge of games art and design processes, production concepts and industry-standard tools and techniques. By creating games and mods you’ll learn about animation, 3D modelling, concept art, and designing for mobile and virtual reality platforms.
  • Curtin BA Fine Arts | Master of Applied Design & Art - this major is designed for those who wish to be professional artists or pursue a career in the creative industries. You will focus on a variety of disciplines, including painting, print media, sculpture, drawing, installation and new media.
  • Curtin BA Design | Master of Applied Design and Art - if design is your passion, this flexible degree will offer a number of exciting majors that develop your practical skills in a global context so you can take your career anywhere in the world.

Find Art & Design Jobs/Opportunities

[See printed version of Campaign Brief for updated Directories by category, e.g. advertising agencies, design studios, illustrators etc.]



Online Sites that Showcase and Sell Art

[Aside from using websites to sell their art, artists and designers should have a digital portfolio so clients can make informed decisions about their style and skills before commissioning them for work.]

  • Artstation - the leading showcase platform for games, film, media & entertainment artists, with resources for people finding artists or artists posting availability.
  • Saatchi Art - an online space to buy artwork online.
  • Deviant Art -the world's largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art.
  • Behance - allows people to showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries.
  • Artsy - the world’s top galleries, auction houses, and museums — all in one place. An expensive professional tool used by galleries.
  • Artnet - an professional site used by galleries, with a price database, analytics reports and market alerts.

Tools to Build Portfolios

Perth Creatives Directory