Flowing art to beautify city

The artist’s impression of the water feature sculpture in Central Walk.
The artist’s impression of the water feature sculpture in Central Walk.

Geoffrey Drake-Brockman was one of four WA artists shortlisted to design the sculpture to be installed in Central Walk, which will be installed in March 2015.

Titled InterLace, the sculpture features four 2.4m tall stainless steel ‘fonts’ installed at the corners of a five-metre wide square with eight ‘jumping jets’ synchronised to respond to pedestrian movement using built-in sensors.

‘The jets will shoot, in sequence, from font to font, looking like leaping snakes of water,’ a council document said.

At the June 24 council meeting, Mayor Troy Pickard said the design was a ‘very attractive feature that will draw people into the city centre’.

He said a highlight of the sculpture would be ‘the impact of the installation at night time with the use of LED lighting’.

Councillors have agreed to combine the unspent funds for public art projects in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14, and carry forward the $150,000 to 2014-15 to pay for the sculpture.