Art captures spirit


Shire President David Lavell with artist Melinda Brezmen in front of one of the sculptures she created.
Art captures spirit
Shire President David Lavell with artist Melinda Brezmen in front of one of the sculptures she created.

The three sculptures are located near the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, with each one positioned towards one of the fire-impacted suburbs.

Funded by Lotterywest, the project was part of the recovery process from the fires, which destroyed more than 40 homes.

Mundaring Shire President David Lavell said the launch on Friday last week was a fantastic way to acknowledge the project.

“These three artworks were created by local artist Melinda Brezmen; however they were very much born from community feedback,” he said.

“Consultation with the community revealed people wanted to see metal artworks, which celebrate our strong community spirit.”

Cr Lavell said the first piece in Parkerville represented the volunteers who selflessly gave their time.

The second artwork in Stoneville depicted support in the community, while the third work illustrated regeneration of the natural environment in Mt Helena.

About 30 people attended the launch at Parkerville Hall to view The Volunteer sculpture in Parkerville and view large photographs of the other two works.

“These artworks are visible from the road by walkers, riders and drivers and we have already received some fantastic feedback from the wider community about them,” Cr Lavell said.

“They look particularly stunning early morning and late evening, as they have been oriented so that the summer sunrise and sunset glow through the cutouts.”