Floating an idea for art
THE Paddle Steamer Decoy will be the unique location for 15 Perth artists to showcase their work.
The art exhibition opened on June 16 and runs until Friday on what is believed to be the only commercial paddle steamer in WA.
Attadale artist Lynne Abshar said the exhibition came about after an idea to hold one in a unique location.
“We thought it was a good art space so we suggested it to the owners” she said. “It’s a bit of an unusual location but it has the right feel and we are all so excited about it.”
The exhibition will feature mainly acrylic artwork but there is some ink work too.
“We have connected through the Fremantle Art Centre, where we paint together. We are hoping when people get off and on at the Mends Street Jetty that they come in and have a look.
“I believe it’s the first time that they’ve had an art exhibition on the Paddle Steamer Decoy.”
The Paddle Steamer Decoy was built in Fremantle in 1986 as a replica of the original paddle steamer that operated on the Swan River in the early 1900s.
It is powered by a steam engine from 1905 that was salvaged and restored.
Artists (from left) Mugurel Barbulescu with his work Masquerade, Kat Hitchins (Aqua Chaos), Jacqueline Penton (Knowoneisperfect) and Lynne Adshar (Snow Donia) posing next to the Paddle Steamer Decoy.