Sculpture frames suburb

Sculptor Tony Jones (right) and his son Ben, who helped with the project. Picture: Martin Kennealey            d442570
Sculptor Tony Jones (right) and his son Ben, who helped with the project. Picture: Martin Kennealey         d442570

Trinity at Alkimos developer LWP Property Group will hold an event with free entertainment and children�s activities to mark the opening of the display village on Saturday.

There are about 25 display homes in the area near Marmion Avenue, which the developer has called the Atelier precinct.

�Atelier has been designed as an arts village and is inspired by the artistic elements of Fremantle, which is reflected in the architectural styles, use of materials and eclectic styling,� senior project manager Alf Lay said.

�The feature wall within the artwork node forms a focal point, seen throughout the new display village.

�While creating a screen from Marmion Avenue it also frames the artwork created by Tony Jones.�

The artist placed the screen cut from 8mm steel in the limestone wall last week.

�It is a collage of the drawings of Ellis Silas taken from his Gallipoli sketch book and incorporates some of the key Anzac words and images associated with the battle,� Mr Lay said.

�The artwork screen links with the Ellis Silas Sculpture found in Atelier linear public open space.

�Signaller Silas was chosen because LWP wanted to pay homage to the Anzacs, and have a connection with the development�s arts theme.�

Mr Jones and his son Ben also created the larger-than-life sculpture of the signaller, which was unveiled in April as part of the Gallipoli centenary commemorations.

The August 29 event will run from 1pm to 5pm and include music from acoustic duo Burning Jarrah, bubble artists, stilt walkers, statue artists and a chalk artist.