Artist, Designer, Optimist & Entrepreneur
Perran’s innovative sensibilities and can do attitude have led him to become an internationally acclaimed and highly sort after creative revolutionary and leader.
Perran has over two decades experience encompassing ideas, art, culture, design, photography, events, education, sustainability and community. Perran intersects these practices through the creation, management, production and promotion of small to large scale events, promotional campaigns, exhibitions, performances, workshops, community engagement, artist’s initiatives, promotional campaigns, and personal projects.
The Art of Seeing Things Differently
Perran is a critical thinker who joins the dots that others don’t see to create things of lasting beauty by turning his dreams and the dreams of others into reality, which in turn encourages progressive culture to thrive in all forms.
Perran has always been passionate about culture and its subsets, therefore is a strong advocate and participant in creating equality, fostering collaboration, exchanging ideas, improving accessibility, utilising sustainability and revitalising culture within society.
He is eternal optimist driven to help develop models for creating, accessing, sustaining and experiencing culture. Put simply Perran sees and feels the world in a very different way and has learnt to use it to its full advantage.
Traversing the Globe
Perran has become an internationally acclaimed and sort after creative with his endeavours experienced by over 100,000 people and is art collected by over 100 people worldwide.
Perran has exhibited regularly and produced many successful projects in locations including Tokyo, London, New York, LA, Houston, Shanghai, Mexico, Brussels, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto, Seattle, Hamburg, Milan, Wakayama and across Australia.
He even contributing to a large scale site-specific land artwork with an entire village in Wakayama prefecture Japan that could be seen from space.
The Art of Impossibility for an Imperfect Planet
Perran turns the ordinary into the extraordinary, a glimpse into another world of possibilities.
He harnesses the hidden beauty of the every day to create beauty every day, including creating miniature worlds in little boxes, a cascading fountain of milk in a wooden dresser, a micro cosmos in a suitcase, pioneered a whole new society on Cockatoo Island. He even made it snow in a heat wave in the middle of September at Carriageworks for 8000 people as part of FBi Radio Turns 10 Festival.
Perran’s practice is experiential in nature which explores engagement, the senses and the environment to trigger an emotional affect in the viewer. Personal moments that touch on aspects of everyday life, which are deeply moving, moments that are often overlooked and yet profoundly beautiful.
Perran does this by skillfully utilising everything at his disposal from images, objects, technology, nature, and science; to the elements and senses; to community, networks, culture and everything in between. To tell a story that is a unique experience for anyone who comes into contact with it.
Social Enterprise & Startup culture
Perran has successfully managed budgets over 100k and teams of up to 50 people and reached audiences over a million worldwide. He has founded and directed 4 successful businesses:
We Are Good Company
Creating & Sustaining Progressive Culture
Creative Design Agency
Interior, Venue & Event Design
Event Production & Promotion
Clients & Collaborators
Perran has worked with some of the worlds best, organisations and individuals, he has even represented internationally acclaimed clients such as Disney and Amnesty International Australia, along side others including:
Sydney artist Perran Costi tries to get people out of their heads and into the moment, he seems to be succeeding. Perran is not short of ideas.
'I’ve got so much I want to get out, so it’s just about having the time and the means to be able to do it all,' he says. And there are a lot of people demanding his time.
Working with photography, sculpture, installation and multimedia, Perran seeks to jolt the viewer into the moment by triggering a sense of nostalgia.
He says that an artwork, by the way it’s made or the types of wood used, can trigger, for example, a sense or scene that is reminiscent of the viewer’s grandparents, thereby releasing an emotional charge that, at least temporarily, renders the viewer speechless.
Ben Conner 2011, Art Space, Rex Inflight Magazine