Sculpture reflects industrial past

Artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman with Mayor Heather Henderson at the new artwork Curl.Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d447702
Artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman with Mayor Heather Henderson at the new artwork Curl.Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d447702

A NEW sculpture installed at Subiaco’s Carter Lane precinct this month pays homage to its history as the old Bosich factory site.

The City of Subiaco commissioned WA artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman to design the public art feature, titled Curl.

Mr Drake-Brockman said the 3.6m stainless-steel structure referenced the industrial heritage of the area.

“It is a form that is often used in metalwork processes; when you drill a hole in metal you get these spiral elements,” he said.

“This piece was very difficult to fabricate, as all the bends have to be a fractional number of degrees.

“It is quite interactive; you can walk through the centre and see your own reflection reflected back at you.”

Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson said the “geometric masterpiece”, which was made over nine months, incorporated 92 facets of marine-grade stainless steel and weighed nearly half a tonne, would be the focal point of Carter Lane.

Curl is simply stunning, and it is the perfect addition to the city’s evolving public art collection. It is a great representation of the City’s commitment to acknowledging our rich history, while fostering a vibrant future for the community,” she said.

The Carter Lane precinct is expected to open to the public in February.

“It’s a very exciting project for the City that was undertaken with lots of public consultation,” Mrs Henderson said.