Mundaring is located 32 km east of Perth on the Great Eastern Highway, high on the Darling escarpment.The first European to explore the area was nineteen-year-old Lieutenant Dale in 1829. The name “Mundaring” (Mundahring) came from an Aboriginal camp located in the area and it means ” a high place on a high place”. Among its attractions is Mundaring Community Sculpture Park which displays an unusual mix of public art by local artists.
‘The Shire of Mundaring recognises that public art is a highly visible and easily understood indicator of a community’s wealth of creativity. Public Art plays a vital role in the development and articulation of cultural diversity, openness and the richness of lifestyle enjoyed by the community.’ Shire of Mundaring Public Art Policy.