Mends St to host works by Cottesloe artist


The Miasma Series shines brightly at night.
Mends St to host works by Cottesloe artist
The Miasma Series shines brightly at night.

STUNNING artwork has lined the Mends Street precinct in South Perth, which is sure to grab the attention of passersby.

Cottesloe artist Kathy Allam’s Miasma Series includes 12 pieces of cloud-like artwork that are compromised of plastic bottles and include solar lights.

The artwork has previously been displayed at Sculptures by the Sea but has been modified for its stint in South Perth, which runs until December 4.

Allam said she was approached by the City of South Perth with the idea to activate the area.

“The original idea was to use cloud forms as a metaphor for dreaming and desires and the use of plastic bottles ties into the current desire for sustainable living,” she said.

“I don’t want the artwork to be immediately recognisable as clouds, I want people to get closer and work out what it is.

“I think they’ll be really eye catching and I hope people in the city looking at South Perth can see them during the night time.”

Allam said she had collected tens of thousands of plastic bottles from the public.

“I’ve had people who have been inspired by the work donate bottles to me and I have friends neighbours donate to me regularly,” she said.

“I think that’s really lovely and it’s amazing that I’m supported by people.”