Here are our top tips for visiting Art Upmarket
Getting there and parking
Art Upmarket is held at The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall and surrounds (35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009). You will see the big clock tower from Stirling Hwy. There is plenty of free parking on weekends at The University of Western Australia with over 4000 spots. Click here to view the parking map. This map shows accessible parking spots. CP1 can fill up quickly. Continue to drive around towards the Swan river and you will find more parking.
Perth City to UWA- 5.4 kms, 10 minute bus or car ride, 15-20 min cycle or 60 minute stroll around the river.
Cycling or walking to the market is encouraged and there are plenty of bike racks to lock up your bike.
Public Transport- Buses are the best form of public transport for getting to the market. Click here to find out timetables and routes.
Perth Art Market dates
- Saturday 6th April 2019
- 10am- 4pm
Entry into Perth Art Upmarket is free. Perth Upmarket supports Guide Dogs WA and a donation will help us fund a Perth Upmarket Community puppy in the program. You can donate at the event or online.
ATM and credit card machines
All retailers accept cash. There are no ATMs at the venue. You will find ATM machines at the UWA guild or on Broadway which is a 7 min walk each way. Many of our retailers also take credit card through Paypal tap and go devices or mobile eftpos machines.
Toilets are located at the back of the Winthrop hall, outside and also in the foyer of the hall. An accessible toilet can be found be entering the ground floor lift door. It is located to the left of the lift. Look for the green button to open the wooden doors.
Food and drink
Food and drink is available at the event.
Tips for visiting Art Upmarket
- Come early or late, Upmarket can get very busy!
- 80% of the market is undercover, so if it’s raining don’t let that put you off. Parking is all on-site, so bring an umbrella and you’ll be fine.
- Plan your day – check out our online retailer gallery and make a list of stalls you have to visit!
- The Perth Upmarket info desk can be found outside the entry and it’s a good first stop as you can pick up a list of all retailers and enter their competition
- The grounds of UWA are beautiful so wander around the gardens and hopefully the sun is shining so you can eat out on the lawn.
UWA’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery just behind Winthrop Hall is open on market day!
Additional activities at Art Upmarket
Creative Kids art club at Art Upmarket- 1 hour art workshops facilitated with professional art teachers. You can sign your child in whilst you browse the Art Upmarket. Bookings preferred to secure your spot as 12 spots only per hour. Cost $25 per session. To book go to Creative Kids Art Club to book and see the workshop options.
Live Mural painting by Susan Respinger. Watch local artist create a large art mural. For a $5 donation to Guide Dogs WA you can go into the draw to win the mural. Drawn at the end of the day.
Self guided walking tours of the UWA Campus Art Trail or latest exhibition. Download the app here or pick up a printed map at Art Upmarket. The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery will also be open on this day.