Confluence: art installation to highlight significance of Swan and Canning river junction


A projection-based installation like this one will turn a boats into pieces of art in June. Picture: City of Melville
A projection-based installation like this one will turn a boats into pieces of art in June. Picture: City of Melville

A FLEET of boats will provide the canvas for a projection-based installation shining a light on two popular rivers in June.

Moving images will be cast on to vessels moored or sailing through the area where the Swan and Canning rivers meet, highlight the historical and contemporary significance of the junction.

Perth-based artists VJzoo will produce the work in collaboration with illustrator and artist Kamsani Bin Salleh.

The installation, to take place nightly along the Canning Beach foreshore from June 21 to June 24, is the first Art in Place, a new series of temporary public art commissioned by the City of Melville.

The City said Confluence, the title of the installation, refers to the joining of the Canning and Swan rivers and the joining of First Nation and Western cultures.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said temporary public art installations like this highlight the heritage and diversity of the area.

“By extension we also recognise the unique potential of temporary and ephemeral forms of art to weave into the fabric of a city, rapidly responding to changing sites, creating new experiences and encounters with community and within place,” he said.

For information visit www.melvillecity.com.au/publicart.

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