Shadow shapes set the screens

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

ANNE Neil drew in­spi­ra­tion for her lat­est pub­lic art­work from the shad­ows cre­ated by trees around South Perth.

The North Fre­man­tle artist’s Dap­pled Light art­works, in­clud­ing sculp­tures and screens, are a ma­jor fea­ture of the new Pin­na­cle apart­ment build­ing on the corner of Labouchere Road and Charles Street in South Perth.

“The ten­der was put out by art con­sul­tant Ali­son Bar­ret and de­vel­oper Zone Q and I sub­mit­ted my art­work brief, my idea of in­clud­ing the pat­terns of light which can be seen through the trees. The back­lit light box in the lobby of the build­ing was in­spired by fire­wood banksia flower, which I saw at Perth Zoo.

“There are hun­dreds of screens with a pat­tern that are used from the ground floor to the 19th floor on the north­ern and south­ern sides.

“I’m hop­ing the sculp­tures out­side of the build­ing will pro­vide in­for­mal seat­ing as peo­ple head to and from the zoo. It’s a place they can re­lax.”

Ms Neil said the sculp­tures were cre­ated at her work­shop in North Fre­man­tle, while the screens were fab­ri­cated by Cult En­gi­neer­ing.

“I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted with how it looks; every­one gave 110 per cent to the projects,” she said.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d464271

Anne Neil takes a rest on one of her sculp­tures.

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