Nedlands sculpture highlights WA’s French connection

Nedlands sculpture highlights WA’s French connection

A NEDLANDS sculpture unveiled last week aims to highlight the cultural connection between WA and France.

The artwork designed by French-Australian artist Monia Allegre has been positioned in the front garden of the Alliance Francaise de Perth in Nedlands.

The sculpture is a visual symbol evoking friendship between Australia and France, and continued goals of fostering links.

Ms Allegre said the sculpture highlighted three intertwining symbols; the Marianne, a national symbol of the French republic; a grevillea flower, and a red ribbon world map.

“I wanted to create a landmark sculpture to represent the connection between France and WA, something contemporary and unique,” she said.

“The project was quite an experience for me and done for the love of art, but I want to thank Alliance Francaise for trusting me and Living Iron for doing the fabrication.”

The sculpture is on display at Alliance Francaise at 75 Broadway, Nedlands.