The Goal Keeper by Lorenna Grant
Title: The Goal Keeper
Artist: Lorenna Grant
Location: Ernest Johnson Reserve, South Perth (the Reserve is bounded by South Tce, Sandgate St and Hensman St)
Ernest Johnson Reserve public artwork
Two separate opportunities were identified for public art at the redevelopment of Ernest Johnson Reserve:
- a two dimensional treatment of the façade of the building; and,
- the creation of one or more sculptural elements, external to the building.
Both of these opportunities were advertised in early 2016, with selected artists being contracted in June 2016. Both works are now complete.
The Goal Keeper by Lorenna Grant is constructed around a steel frame which is clad with facets of an aluminium composite material, with a chameleon-coloured coating.
The artwork also incorporates LED lights, which are programmed to provide additional interest and movement after dark.
The circular form of the work, with its many colourful facets is intended to reference both diversity and collective unity.
In addition, the artist’s intention is that the work was open to a wide range of interpretations of relevance and significance to the diverse users of the facility.