Five laneways to rediscover
Running between Wellington and Hay streets behind the Pier Street Car Park, you'll see colourful artworks, decorative elements, original cobblestones and stunning feature lighting. Plus, don’t forget to check out Hifumiya, Perth’s first Japanese udon noodle house, while you’re there.
Connecting King Street to Murray Street in the CBD, Wolf Lane is one of Perth’s most famous laneways. Featuring a mixture of quirky small bars such as Wolf Lane Bar and daytime cafés like the Secret Garden Cafe, the lane is well known for its large mural art displays. Stroll down the laneway for a glimpse at a seahorse composite by Alexis Diaz or the intriguing patchwork mural by New York artist Maya Hayuk.
Steeped in the history of its namesake, the Grand Theatre, urban destination Grand Lane is now a burgeoning food and beverage scene. You’ll find deliciously good toasties at Toastface Grillah as well as mouth-watering fish and chips at Grand Lane Fish House. The lane is underpinned by mural artwork from Bonsai and Two-One, with Timothy Rollin’s piece on the eastern wall and a mural by Chris Nixon. The festoon lights at the Barrack Street end of the laneway reference the old theatre that used to sit there.
Howard Lane thrives with the likes of Helvetica Bar and Andaluz and features a series of commissioned artworks including Stormie Mills' The Swing and The Conversation and Yok’s Night Forest. The chandeliers at either end of the laneway reference the historic grand ballroom that once existed on the site.
Connecting Wellington and Murray Streets, Prince Lane features a series of artworks created during 2013. Weaving the length of the laneway, the main mural features intersecting artworks drawing on the fashion history of the King Street area. The mural was commissioned from six well-known Western Australian artists: Clare McFarlane, Denise Brown, Stephen Genovese, Jae Criddle, Paul Caporn, Leanne Bray and renowned Perth artist Stormie Mills.
- 24 Aug '18