Moorditch Wirrin Kep

Arts & Culture Free Outdoor

Event Information

  • Date DATE
    Daily from 9 - 17 December 2017
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  • Time TIME
    All day
  • Location LOCATION
    Sir James Mitchell Park
    Between Coode St and South Perth Esplanade, South Perth
  • Cost COST
  • Hosted by HOSTED BY
    City of South Perth
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Artists Sharyn Egan and Elaine Clocherty invite you to be a part of building Moorditch Wirrin Kep, a 25 metre wide sculptural artwork on the South Perth foreshore. The site specific work symbolises fresh water and the use of local plants by the Noongar people who camped along the river.

The temporary artwork will be constructed using the flowers, nuts and sticks of the Banksia, and deep yellow sands. The work recalls a time when people could use the fresh river water and acknowledges the medicinal qualities of local plants.   

The size and scale of the work means many hands will be required to assist with its construction. Between 8am and 4pm, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December the community are invited to work with the artists to build this awe-inspiring work which will be situated on Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth (Coode St, near the flagpole).

A free community BBQ will be held on 4pm, Sunday 10 December to celebrate the completion of the work.  

The finished artwork will be on display to the public from 11-17 December 2017.

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For more information, please contact the City.