Sculp­ture re­flects in­dus­trial past

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A NEW sculp­ture in­stalled at Su­bi­aco’s Carter Lane precinct this month pays homage to its history as the old Bosich fac­tory site.

The City of Su­bi­aco com­mis­sioned WA artist Ge­of­frey Drake-Brock­man to de­sign the pub­lic art fea­ture, ti­tled Curl.

Mr Drake-Brock­man said the 3.6m stain­less-steel struc­ture ref­er­enced the in­dus­trial her­itage of the area.

“It is a form that is of­ten used in met­al­work pro­cesses; when you drill a hole in metal you get th­ese spi­ral el­e­ments,” he said.

“This piece was very dif­fi­cult to fab­ri­cate, as all the bends have to be a frac­tional num­ber of de­grees.

“It is quite in­ter­ac­tive; you can walk through the cen­tre and see your own re­flec­tion re­flected back at you.”

Su­bi­aco Mayor Heather Hen­der­son said the “geo­met­ric mas­ter­piece”, which was made over nine months, in­cor­po­rated 92 facets of marine-grade stain­less steel and weighed nearly half a tonne, would be the fo­cal point of Carter Lane.

“Curl is sim­ply stun­ning, and it is the per­fect ad­di­tion to the city’s evolv­ing pub­lic art col­lec­tion. It is a great rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the City’s com­mit­ment to ac­knowl­edg­ing our rich history, while fos­ter­ing a vi­brant fu­ture for the com­mu­nity,” she said.

The Carter Lane precinct is ex­pected to open to the pub­lic in Fe­bru­ary.

“It’s a very ex­cit­ing project for the City that was un­der­taken with lots of pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion,” Mrs Hen­der­son said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d447702

Artist Ge­of­frey Drake-Brock­man with Mayor Heather Hen­der­son at the new art­work Curl.

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