About Cockburn Artwork
The Drive Thru Art Gallery includes the entire City owned and or commissioned external public artworks. There are also many other artworks throughout the City that may have been installed by state government agencies or developers, etc. You can also locate the City’s artworks on the intramaps section of the web and input public art.
Cockburn Central train station artwork
This controversial artwork commissioned and owned by the Perth Transport Authority consists of two giant faces on billboards on the north and south facades of the Cockburn Central Train Station and is a well-known sight up and down the freeway. One of the faces is of a mature woman and the other a teenage boy. The creation of artists Marco Marcon and Rodney Glick. Entitled The Face of the Community, the work contrasts elements of realism with the unknown. Each face was produced using hundreds of photos of residents and then digitally morphed to represent the most frequent users of public transport. The Perth Transport Authority added a third work to the Western façade of a morphed landscape representing the area from Perth to Mandurah.
Poppies on Cockburn street signs
The universally recognised red poppy symbol will adorn selected signs in the City of Cockburn where streets have been named in honour of individuals and families involved in war or peace-keeping efforts. Red poppy stickers have been added to more than 100 Cockburn street signs named after a local person, family or other related war or peace-keeping activity or commemorative event. Suburbs where streets have received the special stickers are Atwell, Beeliar, Bibra Lake, Cockburn Central, Coolbellup, Coogee, Hamilton Hill, Hammond Park, Henderson, Jandakot, Munster, North Coogee, South Lake, Spearwood, Success, Wattleup and Yangebup.
The City is designing an artist database for all our arts, events and heritage community from performing to writing to visual and everything in between. This database will allow Cockburn artists to promote themselves, groups and their artforms. Want to know more about art in Cockburn? Email your name, phone number, address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: ‘Artists Database’ to be included on the database.