An art installation developed for Cathedral Square, AEON (or Zero) by Perth artist Tom Mùller is a site-resonant and experiential installation conceived in response to the significance and notion of ‘centering’ a city.


AEON (or Point Zero) is a free art installation developed for Cathedral Square by Perth artist Tom Mùller. 

It is a light and sound experiential installation conceived in response to the significance of ‘centering’ a city, and what it means to be standing inside ‘Point Zero’.

Point Zero is the marker from which all distances to Perth are measured and represents the centre point and civic heart of the city. In 1925, a physical marker was installed to mark Point Zero at the state’s first post office, situated on the south-east corner of the Old Treasury building, the corner of Cathedral Avenue and St Georges Terrace.

Point Zero continues to be the marker for all distances measured to and from Perth worldwide and, as a corner of the revitalised Cathedral Square precinct, marking a return of activity for the city to where it all began.

Dancers will perform between 6pm – 7.30pm. Please refer to on-site signage for information on experiencing AEON. 

AEON, by Tom Mùller, has been made possible with assistance from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries CBD Revitalisation Grant Program.

Artist Impression: Tom Mùller


AEON will be located on the centre of the Cathedral Square Lawn, and will come to light at 6pm Wednesday to Sunday, contemporary dancers will perform between 6pm – 7.30pm. The public can interact with AEON from 7.30pm – 9pm.

To ensure your safety please abide by the following:

  • Remove shoes before stepping onto AEON.
  • Children under 5 are not to enter AEON without a guardian.
  • A maximum #10 people are allowed on AEON at any one time.


Tom Mùller is a big picture artist. Globalisation, the environment, space and time all fascinate him. He seems to prefer vast data sets, expansive geographies, sweeping timeframes and sequences of history. And yet, at the same time, Mùller is attentive to fine detail, to the specificities of things local, to the poetry of small, momentary and fleeting things that resonate. In this big picture sense Mùller is interested in structures, processes and dynamics. He understands the universe as an infinitely complex network of endlessly interconnected systems. In the natural world these systems are manifest everywhere, from the minutest forms of matter through to the grand architecture of the cosmos.

In the corresponding human realm these dynamics are expressed through information and communication technologies and other network infrastructures. An astute observer, subtle activist and deeply humane artist, Mùller posits far-reaching analytical links and associations between the seemingly distinct but invariably interconnected elements that together comprise the architecture of our world. His work is rich in ironic and sometimes humorous insights into how we grasp and assimilate knowledge and about the dazzlingly complex systems we inhabit. Even as we calculate the chances of eventual worldwide calamity, Mùller’s thought-provoking practice offers vantage points from which to imagine optimistically better futures. His diagrams and graphs create rhythms in the chaos and suggest the emergence of other worlds and alternate horizons.


Tom Mùller – Lead Artist

Alice Humpries – Composer

Ned Beckley – Composer

May Greenberg – Dancer

Tyrone Earl Lraé Robinson – Dancer

AEON, has been made possible with assistance from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries CBD Revitalisation Grant Program.

Cathedral Square acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation on which the precinct and entire City of Perth is built. We recognise their continuing connection to the land, waters and community of this area and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future in the spirit of reconciliation.
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