City centre undergoes bit of a seachange

Two beach belles from Sugar Blue Burlesque test he water before the beach opened last Friday, December 6.
Two beach belles from Sugar Blue Burlesque test he water before the beach opened last Friday, December 6.

Sixty tonnes of coral sand has been trucked in along with deck chairs, beach umbrellas, mini huts, paddle pools and games to transform the urban landscape into a retro seaside escape until January 19.

MRA place management executive director Veronica Jeffery said the beach was part of a plan to continually alter the space to encourage people to visit regularly.

‘The urban beach offers a unique and surprising experience in the cultural heart of the city,’ she said.

The installation is a key part of MRA’s summer and Christmas activities in the Perth Cultural Centre, which includes the Illuminites Christmas Festival and Night Markets on Friday, December 13 and a pop-up bar in the Urban Orchard.

For more information, go to www.perthculturalcentre.com.au.