Moorditch Wirrin Kep: South Perth to host 25-m wide sculpture


Artists Sharyn Egan (left) and Elaine Clocherty.
Artists Sharyn Egan (left) and Elaine Clocherty.

ARTISTS Sharyn Egan and Elaine Clocherty are set to install a temporary 25m-wide sculptural artwork in South Perth next month.

The sculptural work Moorditch Wirrin Kep will take the shape of an Indigenous water symbol and recall a time when Noongar people, who camped along the Swan River, could use the fresh river water; digging springs and lining them with Banksia flowers.

Moorditch Wirrin Kep will be constructed using the flowers, nuts, and deep yellow sands.

Egan and Clocherty are asking residents to work with them and be involved in the creation of the artwork, from December 9 and 10 at Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth.

A free community barbecue will be held at 4pm, December 10, to celebrate the completion of the work, with the finished piece to remain on display from December 11-17.

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