Lighting up young lives
HUNDREDS of lights will illuminate the facade of the new Perth Children’s Hospital in time for Christmas.
The public art piece Fizz incorporates more than 1600 aluminium discs and 500 LED lights on the eastern side of the $1.2 billion building.
Premier Colin Barnett, who turned on the lights on December 1, said it was a great piece of architectural design.
“Fizz will be the first thing patients and their families see when they arrive at the hospital,” Mr Barnett said.
“Our young patients will also see the art from the inside of the building, where the soothing colours will provide a distraction, especially for children undergoing procedures.”
The lights will be turned off after Christmas to allow for fine-tuning ahead of the hospital’s opening.
WA artist Stuart Green said the project was a rare opportunity to contribute to the health and wellbeing of WA children.
“I had in mind lightness, floating bubbles or dancing patches of light; a playful randomness to help lift and enliven the street view of the hospital while keeping it in tune with Kings Park opposite,” Green said.
Fizz, a new public artwork on the Perth Children’s Hospital.