Claisebrook cove art trail loop

Tue 9 Jun 2020 - Tue 9 Jun 2020

Public art in East Perth and Claisebrook cove swan river inlet 5km loop bike ride or 2.5km loop walk - maps, photos and more http://www.wabiz.org/a-z/c/claisebrook-cove/trails/Loop-CC-art-trail


09 Jun 2020


June 9, 2020, 11:01 a.m.

No 1 HERITAGE MAP
Artist: Malcolm MacGregor Located on Royal Street, in the heart of East Perth, is a granite map set into the pavement. It shows the old East Perth, its streets and blocks, together with other elements that describe its rich history


June 9, 2020, 11:10 a.m.

No 2 Small Figurative Bronze
Artist: Greg James A series of small lifelike bronze castings have been installed to delight and surprise as part of the pocket park in Macey Place


June 9, 2020, 11:12 a.m.

no 3 Theatre seat
Artist: Mark Cox Using recycled jarrah, two sets of curved seating provide a pleasant place for conversation or simply to read the paper.


June 9, 2020, 11:19 a.m.

No 4 ILLA KURI
Artist: Toogarr Morrison The whole area along the riverbank at Victoria Gardens has been renamed Ngango Batta’s Mooditcher, translated as ‘Sunshine’s Living Strength’ – a place of hope and friendship for Aboriginal people. The winding pathway is named Illa Kuri and describes the chain of lakes and wetlands that stretched across the landscape before the city was built.


June 9, 2020, 11:32 a.m.

No 4 YOONSOORUP BOORNA
Artist: Alma Toomath
A very special old river gum, removed as part of the redevelopment, was treated and returned to the site at the request of the Noongar people. Its burnt and split trunk was used as a hiding place for goods and messages by those who once camped here.


June 9, 2020, 11:42 a.m.

No 6 CHARNOCK WOMAN MOSAIC
Artists: Jenny Dawson, Sandra Hill and Miv Egan
The East Perth foreshore was a meeting and camping place for the Noongar people.
This colourful ceramic mosaic tells the Noongar Dreaming Story of a giant evil spirit woman, known as the Charnock woman, who stole children. The story can be read on the accompanying wall plaque.
The BIBBULMUN DREAMING STORY
http://www.wabiz.org/a-z/c/claisebrook-cove/-indigenous#TOC-Dreaming-Story


June 9, 2020, 11:50 a.m.

No 7 THE NICHE WALL MURAL
Artist: Joanna Lefroy Capelle
A stunning 14-metre-long wall mural is an allegory for the history and development of East Perth. It interprets the evolution of East Perth from its origins in the
Bibbulmun nation, to settlement with the arrival of the Europeans, its industrial and horticultural growth, a phase of dormancy, and its renewal as a place of community and harmony of the human spirit. The relief mural is located in a limestone colonnade alongside the Cove. Acrylic and natural resins were applied to carved, wet cement render to create the work. Vegetation from the area was used to form its distinctive texture.


June 9, 2020, noon

No 8 Victoria gardens shelter
Artist: Ralph Drexel
This architectural folly refers to the graceful period architecture of Richard Roche Jewell and the popularity of the original Victoria Gardens at the end of the 19th Century, which was one of the earliest public gardens in Perth.


June 9, 2020, 12:02 p.m.


June 9, 2020, 12:06 p.m.

No 9 Trafalgar Road Culvert
Artist: Nola Farman and Writer: Marcelle George
As many trees as possible were retained during the redevelopment of East Perth. This one could not be moved, its roots were so deeply entwined in the old box culvert that took the brook under Trafalgar Road. The text celebrates all those who lived in and loved East Perth during its years of neglect, sleeping out in the ‘Star Hotel’.


June 9, 2020, 12:10 p.m.

No 10 CHANNEL MARKERS
Artist: Malcolm MacGregor
A pair of seats located on either side of the Cove, use the imagery of a river channel marker. They also commemorate Solomon Cook’s water driven flourmill
and the Caretaker’s Cottage at the entry to Victoria Gardens by Architect Richard Roach Jewell.


June 9, 2020, 12:15 p.m.

No 11b Ferry Pier


June 9, 2020, 12:18 p.m.

No 11a Footbridge


June 9, 2020, 12:28 p.m.

No 11 MACEY WALK SCULPTURE SEATS
Artist: Mark Cox
The industrial heritage of East Perth is an important part of local history. A series of four seats, constructed of jarrah timber recycled from the old PWD workshops, are based on the theme of pulleys, beams and rollers.


June 9, 2020, 12:33 p.m.

No 12 SEA QUEEN & STANDING FIGURE
Artist: Tony Jones
The old river boat Sea Queen is permanently ‘moored’ at the jetty on the northern side of the Cove, now a place to sit and take in the view. The fishing boat was rescued and restored by sculptor Tony Jones. The memories of a life on the river are represented in Standing Figure holding a sailboat, her pivoting head always turned to the direction of the wind.


June 9, 2020, 12:36 p.m.

No 11 CHANNEL MARKER
Artist: Malcolm MacGregor
A pair of seats located on either side of the Cove, use the imagery of a river channel marker. They also commemorate Solomon Cook’s water driven flourmill and the Caretaker’s Cottage at the entry to Victoria Gardens by Architect Richard Roach Jewell.


June 9, 2020, 12:37 p.m.

No 26 CHINESE CONSULATE - RELOCATED ART
Artist: Kevin Draper
Detail of a metal screen commissioned for the new Chinese Consulate in East Perth.
The artist used traditional configuration of bamboo from original Chinese drawings.


June 9, 2020, 12:39 p.m.

No 13 CONCRETE POEM
Artists: Rob Finlayson and PlanE
Mardalup Park is on the site of the old Perth Gasworks. The poem here is a palindrome (you can read it forwards or backwards) about gas and is set into a concrete spiral.


June 9, 2020, 12:44 p.m.


June 9, 2020, 12:46 p.m.


June 9, 2020, 1:03 p.m.

No 14 STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Artist: Jon Denaro
These sculptures are made from industrial ‘junk’ salvaged from the old Perth gasworks. They are like magnificent organic plants symbolising the park’s metamorphosis from industrial land back to nature.


June 9, 2020, 1:07 p.m.

No 15 DIVER AND GUARD DOGS
Artist: Russell Sheridan
In the elevated residential subdivision of Belvidere, a figure stands on its hands atop a timber column. This humorous spoof on Nelson’s Column is surrounded by timber guardian dogs that are popular with children.


June 9, 2020, 1:09 p.m.

No 15 DIVER AND GUARD DOGS
Artist: Russell Sheridan
In the elevated residential subdivision of Belvidere, a figure stands on its hands atop a timber column. This humorous spoof on Nelson’s Column is surrounded by timber guardian dogs that are popular with children.


June 9, 2020, 1:12 p.m.

No 16 SMOKE STACK WINE VANE
Artist: Stuart Green
Located on the corner of Fielder and Kensington Streets and made of aluminium swings, this wind vane swings around inside the ‘V’ class locomotive smoke stack. Sculptured as an acknowledgment of the railway and its workers who worked at the Claisebrook Depot for nearly a century. The stack is arguably the last piece of coppersmithing completed at Westrail’s Midland workshops before their closure.

THE GREENWAY
A walk along The Greenway is a walk back in time. The gentle curves of the path, the lake and the harbour reflect the original lake and wetlands, while the works along the route tell the story.


June 9, 2020, 1:14 p.m.

No 17 DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Artist: Nola Farman and Writer: Marcelle George
A simple drinking fountain marks the start of the pedestrian walkway through East Perth. Poems on the side of the fountain refer to earlier times before the city and its bitumen took over.


June 9, 2020, 1:16 p.m.

No 18 THE SOURCE FOUNTAIN
Artists: Nola Farman with Tract (WA)
The spurting fountain creates a soothing spot to relax. It represents the unquenchable energy of the water that lies beneath the city streets.


09 Jun 2020


June 9, 2020, 1:19 p.m.

No 19 THE WEEPING WALL
Artist: Nola Farman and Writer: Marcelle George
The curved limestone retaining wall not only ensures that a mature tree remains part of the new landscape, but also that the water artificially seeping through it reinforces the power and presence of water in this area of Perth. The text talks about the abundance of food found in the Claisebrook wetland and how it was cooked in the past.


June 9, 2020, 1:23 p.m.

No 21 OLD FJORD TRACT (WA)
Artist: Nola Farman
During construction, a cache of old cobblestones was unearthed. They have been re-laid in the approximate position of an old fjord across Claise Brook.


June 9, 2020, 1:27 p.m.

No 22 TURTLE WALK
Artist: Nola Farman
The turtle shapes are used as a symbol; the line a reference to the traditional path used by Noongar people on their way to the ceremonial grounds at Mount Eliza.


June 9, 2020, 1:28 p.m.

No 20 RETURN OF THE TEA TREE
Artist: Nola Farman
The artist has tried to create a tension between our own memories of a real wetland and the artificial landscape of the Greenway. This area used to be called Tea Tree Lagoon and the artist had locally extinct paper barks grown especially for the site. The paper barks appear to be forcing their way through the paving; irregularities in the limestone channel make the water bubble and dance.


June 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m.

No 25 THE IMPOSSIBLE TRIANGLE
Artists: Brian McKay and Ahmad Abas
The 13.5m landmark artwork stands at the gateway to East Perth. The Impossible Triangle was devised by Mathematician Sir Roger Penrose in the 1950’s. There are only two positions from which the triangle appears complete


June 9, 2020, 1:40 p.m.

No 23 SOUND CHAMBER


June 9, 2020, 1:50 p.m.

No 24 THE GREENWAY STREAM
Artist: Nola Farman
The ability of water to sculpt the landscape and carve its own path has inspired the creative design of the ‘eroded’ water channel along the length of the Greenway. END OF THE GREENWAY