Local Arts, Cultural Groups and Annual Cultural Events

Cockburn is home to a number of local arts and cultural groups. Please see the list below for information on the groups and the types of activities they are involved in.


Artzplace is a group of visual artists who provide a wide selection of activities for members such as  an annual members exhibition, workshops, retreats and other art related activities. The group meets Monday nights from 7pm.

Venue: Old Council Chambers Corner Rockingham & Forest Rds, Hamilton Hill.
Contact: Biruta McLaughlin (Secretary) 08 9434 1351
Website: cockburncommunitygroups.comArtzplace/

Cockburn Community and Cultural Council 

The Cockburn Community and Cultural Council is an umbrella group for several art/cultural groups who operate from the Old Council Chambers in Hamilton Hill. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7.30pm.

Venue: Old Council Chambers corner Rockingham and Forrest Roads, Hamilton Hill.
Contact: Bill Wallington (President) 08 9337 3814

Historical Society of Cockburn 

The Historical Society of Cockburn oversees the operation of the Azelia Ley Homestead museum complex and related activities. The Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4pm and new members are always welcome.
Venue: Azelia Ley Museum, Manning Park Hamilton Hill.
Contact: 08 9418 6648

Cockburn Creatives - Artists Database

The City is creating a database of artists living and working in Cockburn. We want to build and engage with a strong creative community and provide opportunities for communication and collaboration with the city. We are looking for artists of all types from painters to poets to puppeteers and everyone either side and in between. If you are a creative then we would love you to join our database. Use the link below to become a part of Cockburn Creatives.

Join Cockburn Creatives Artist Database

Should your group be here? 

Find out if you qualify by contacting us with the details of your Arts and Cultural Group. Contact the Community arts and cultural development coordinator on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected].

Annual cultural events 

The City hosts a number of annual cultural events, to celebrate various groups and anniversaries in Cockburn.

These include:

  • Harmony Day – March each year
  • Cultural Fair – April each year
  • Show Off Art Exhibition – April each year at Memorial Hall (Artists by invite only)
  • ANZAC Day – 25 April each year at Memorial Hall  
  • Reconciliation Week – May each year
  • Heritage Week – June - Foundation Day to following Sunday
  • NAIDOC – Early July each year  
  • Hiroshima Day – Early August each year
  • Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair – Last Sunday in October each year



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