Roe Street Arcade Light Locker Art Space

The City of Perth Roe Street Car Park Arcade Light Locker Art Space is a public exhibition space showcasing 2D and 3D works from local early career artists.
In 2011 the City of Perth installed five light box âcabinetsâ within Grand Lane (access from Barrack Street and Murray Street Mall), collectively referred to as the Light Locker Art Space. A second Light Locker Art Space was later installed within the Roe Street Car Park Arcade.

Through the Wall Inc Mural Art Program and the Forgotten Spaces Laneway Activation Strategy, the City of Perth has made a commitment to improve the public domain and enhance the aesthetic of the city while decreasing the incidence of graffiti.

The site specific artwork Hey Babe Horizon by Neil Aldum (b. 1985) and Teelah George (b. 1984) in the Roe Street Car Park Arcade in Northbridge was commissioned in 2013 as part of the City of Perthâs program of Youth Projects.

The artwork integrates carefully sourced sailing ropes and builderâs string line into aluminium structures that create a disorienting mirage-like effect, depending on the viewing angle. The striking coloured horizon line is illustrated through abstract shapes that draw their formal inspiration from maritime flags. These designs are also alluded to within vinyl panels on the opposite windows.

Embedded within the artwork is a second Light Locker Art Space, a public exhibition space showcasing 2D and 3D works from local early career artists. Its sister space in Grand Lane has showcased new works from more than 70 young artists since its inception in 2011.