A new work by WA artist Tom Muller in response to our Historic Heart – Cathedral Square. A free, immersive art experience new to Perth City.


Large-scale and immersive, CANON, brings together an ensemble of sound plunged into a sequential generative cloud-form. Emulating a canon in song, a single voice builds to a hymn and reaches a crescendo as the audience stands witness to a performance of a large invisible choir enveloped by a celestial blanket of clouds, transforming Cathedral Square into a timeless and enchanted landscape.

Tom Mùller’s concept CANON, draws on the heritage and beauty of Cathedral Square, Mùller creates an enchanted landscape in the heart of the City.

CANON is best experienced on the grass of Cathedral Square, where the audience is fully immersed in the clouds of the fog. Cloud formations are comprised of glycerin and water.

CANON is a free art experience in Cathedral Square for just three weeks.


Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 18 February, to Saturday 12 March.

Session times begin at: 12pm, 1pm, 5pm and 6pm. 


Tom Mùller is an established multi-disciplinary artist with an active international practice of site-responsive and temporal projects. Mùller has been included in major exhibitions and Institutions including ‘The National’ at Carriageworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Biennale de la Chaux-de-Fonds, the Art Gallery of WA, and recently the Northern Alps Triennale in Japan.

Tom Mùller presents CANON in association with MOORE CONTEMPORARY.


St Georges Cathedral Choir: Lucinda Nicholls, Bonnie de la Hunty, Lydia Gardiner, Anita Saxby, Ben Jobson, Nicholas Matthews, James Chapman & David Woods

Composition by Bonnie de La Hunty


Join (State Buildings and ACCA) Curator Annika Kristensen in conversation with CANON artist Tom Mùller around the making of the work and the importance of temporary activations in the public realm.

Moderated by Margaret Moore from Moore Contemporary, this lively and open conversation prefaces the 1pm session of CANON on its final day.

Location: Cathedral Square, Perth

When: Saturday 12 March, 12:30pm – 1pm

Attendance: Free to the public

About Annika Kristensen

Annika Kristensen is an experienced curator with a particular interest in the civic role of galleries and museums; art in the public domain; and broadening audiences for contemporary art. At Hesperia and with The State Buildings, Annika oversees the integration of art and cultural programming across both new and existing developments. Annika was previously Senior Curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Melbourne, where she remains as Associate Curator.

About Margaret Moore

Margaret is founder and Director of MOORE CONTEMPORARY, a gallery platform committed to the presentation and promotion of international and local contemporary art practice. Its establishment follows significant public roles that have included Curator and Program Manager: Visual Arts at the Perth International Arts Festival, and curatorial, management and educational positions at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales and National Gallery of Australia.

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