New artwork at Beatty Park

Artist Lorenna Grant with her piece Rivulets out the front of Beatty Park Leisure Centre.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d439263
Artist Lorenna Grant with her piece Rivulets out the front of Beatty Park Leisure Centre. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d439263

A MAJOR artwork inspired by water has been installed outside Beatty Park Leisure Centre.

Artist Lorenna Grant was commissioned by the City of Vincent to create the work, titled Rivulets, as part of the City’s Percent for Art Scheme.

The scheme requires that developments worth more than $1 million set aside a minimum of 1 per cent of the costs for public artwork.

The artwork consists of 10 blue lineal forms that soar into the sky in different shades of blue.

“Rivulets stream down the glass of the steam room, and build and flow upon the skin in the sauna and gym, rivulets wash over children and adults as they play in the pools and swim their laps, rivulets cover the surface and are part of almost every experience at Beatty Park Leisure Centre,” Ms Grant said.

The project cost $100,000 and will be illuminated at night and include seating.

An external arts consultant was employed to manage the project on the City’s behalf for $15,000.

Mayor John Carey said the commission called for an imaginative, three dimensional artwork to be located near the entrance to the Beatty Park Leisure Centre.

“The City of Vincent favoured this location because it would optimise viewing opportunities for residents and visitors to the City alike,” he said.

“Artists were invited to create either an abstract or representational artwork, which would have a street presence, be visible to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and the centre’s users.”