Local artists awarded EJ Reserve public art project

News Update 28 June 2016
Ernest Johnson Reserve

The redevelopment of Ernest Johnson Reserve in South Perth has progressed with the procurement of two public artworks.

Artists were invited to submit expressions of interest in response to an artist brief advertised in January 2016. Shortlisted artists were then submitted a tender and presented their artwork concepts to a selection panel in April.

The panel was made up of the Public Art Advisory Panel, project stakeholders and relevant officers. Presentations were assessed against selection criteria which were weighted in a matrix.

The below artists were successful:

Artwork 1: Two-dimensional work integrated into the building

Artist Leanne Bray proposed integrated artworks that reflect the City’s heritage homes and buildings. 

The north facing wall of the building will have a coloured gloss brick feature expressed as geometric patterning, akin to some of the Art Deco geometric architectural qualities found in the area. 

Leanne Bray artwork - EJ Reserve

EJ Reserve public artwork concept design awarded to Leanne Bray

Artwork 2: Three dimensional sculptural artworks 

Lorenna Grant’s south facing standalone sculpture called “The Goal Keeper” is a free standing artwork, the faceted 7.5 metre ring will create a walk through, run through, sense of arrival and departure for the community who use the reserve. 

Lorenna Grant artwork - EJ Reserve

EJ Reserve public artwork concept design awarded to Lorenna Grant

NOTE: All artwork images are indicative of a concept and are not the finalised design or colour.

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