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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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New Cockburn Central artwork unveiled

A unique art piece designed for the community, by the community was installed on the western face of the Cockburn Central train station tower today.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the Places of the Community artwork by Perth artist Lyn Merrington depicted the 10 most-loved locations in Cockburn and landmarks visited most often by local residents.

These include Bibra Lake, Coogee Beach, Port Coogee, Woodman Point, Cockburn Gateway Shopping City and Fremantle, as well as Kings Park, Mandurah, Northbridge and Perth.

The landmarks were chosen through an online survey in February by people who live and work in the Cockburn area.

Lyn Merrington painted each location and her original pieces will be donated to local organisations including the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, Coogee Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and Native Arc for fund-raising purposes.  The paintings are now on display at Success Library.

The paintings were photographed and reproduced on a large scale by the artist to create the final piece.

When the train station opened, art reflecting the people of the area was installed.  As the local area has grown, new artwork about places has been installed to reflect this evolution.

"The collaborative process undertaken to produce this piece mirrors the inception of the tower's existing Face of the Community digital portraits, which were created from 224 portraits of Cockburn residents," Mr Nalder said.

"I know that the art showcased on this tower is of great interest to the community, which is fantastic, because in the end public art's major goal is to provoke discussion and interest.

"I'm very pleased to see the community embrace the opportunity to become personally involved in the production of this stunning piece."

 

Fact File

  • The piece measures 4 metres x 3.8 metres
  • For information about art around Perth's rail network, visit http://www.pta.wa.gov.au
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