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Elizabeth Quay Art Walk

Date: Sunday 4th November 18
Title: Elizabeth Quay Art Walk
Presenter: Christina Morrissy

Elizabeth Quay features some incredibly innovative art pieces, and Chrissy is completing a DIY art walk interpreting each amazing piece of art.

  • The roof of the ferry terminal is also an artwork titled Four Winds. It features 2 themes at work – sky and transportation, and was designed specifically for this space.
  • One art piece in particular, titled First Contact, represents how the Aboriginal people saw the first settlers, with the sails on their ships resembling a large bird with its wings extended.
  • Just across the footbridge, you’ll find two interesting pieces. One is a mural, telling the indigenous story of how the black swan came to be. There is also a statue of a woman called Bessie Mabel Rischbieth. She was a huge defender of civil rights and conversation and was extremely passionate about the Swan River.
  • The art featured in Elizabeth Quay is extremely eclectic. One artwork, located just by the Bell Tower, features the signatures of hundreds of thousands of school children etched into a copper plate. There is also the Blade Wall, which showcases emerging indigenous artists.
  • The 29-metre-high centrepiece of Elizabeth Quay, a piece titled Spanda, was designed using 3D modelling software, and represents movement and waves of activity.
  • Horizontal Geometries features mosaics that represent merging and winding riverbeds. There is also a beautiful piece of art laying just under the water features, telling the story of the Noongar six seasons, as well as the dreaming story of the milky way.
  • You won’t look at Elizabeth Quay the same way again, get down there and start to interpret the array of art works.

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