New Mandurah Forum art installation draws inspiration from the ocean


Mandurah Forum’s new art installation.
Mandurah Forum’s new art installation.

MANDURAH Forum’s new art installation, on the corner of Pinjarra Road and Mandurah Road, reflects the city’s proximity to the ocean.

Perth artist Alister Yiap’s installation features painted concrete and laser cut aluminium, creating a screen reminiscent of light reflecting off water.

Yiap said the design was inspired by WA’s rivers and beaches.

“Mandurah is known for its seaside connection, estuary and waterways, and my design references the appearance and properties of water, imitating the blurred surfaces that reflect shimmer and shine,” he said.

“I found inspiration in the energy of water and how it can interchangeably be described as still, calm, dynamic, unstoppable and peaceful.

“I felt this aligned with the energetic transformation Mandurah is experiencing at the moments, turning into a vibrant city of its own.”

Yiap’s concept was chosen from four submitted by WA artists for Mandurah Forum’s public art project.

Mandurah Forum centre manager Jacqueline McKenzie said the art installation was a welcome addition to the shopping centre and a landmark symbol for Mandurah and its people.

“Alister’s artwork is a striking feature that reflects the laid back lifestyle of the Mandurah community,” Ms McKenzie said.

“The patterns evoke a sense of movement and change, as shoppers will see when they drive past the installation, reflecting Mandurah’s transformation into a vibrant, progressive city.

“The screen is perfect for Mandurah Forum, which has become the heart of a dynamic and growing population.”

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