Popular Perth attraction KATENA proves big hit

Photo: David Baylis
Photo: David Baylis

AN international art installation has proven a hit with Perth families, with hundreds of people lining up for hours to enter KATENA in Carine.

Architects of Air’s free walk-in inflatable sculpture landed at Carine Open Space on Monday but was marred by complaints about queue times of two to three hours.

In response, the City of Stirling released tickets this afternoon for sessions on Thursday to Sunday but these sold out in just five minutes.

A City spokeswoman said some places had been reserved for walk-ups each day but these would be subject to wait times.

She said the response had exceeded expectations and a ticketing system was not originally in place to allow flexibility and accommodate higher turnover and attendance.

The installation has been shown around the world and offers visitors a world of colours created by light shining through the fabric.

No two visits are the same as the atmosphere inside alters according to changing weather and light outside.