Artists On The Walkpath

ARTISTS ON THE WALKPATH
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October, 2007
Riverside path between Bardon Park, Maylands and Banks Reserve, East Perth.

For the second year running, artists from the Eastern Suburbs will be creating artworks to install along the riverside path between Bardon Park and Banks Reserve. Following up from the inaugural project that was created in 2006, sixteen artists living within the area will be creating temporary artwork installations that respond to the local environment. These site specific artworks will be installed along the riverside path for the enjoyment of the many people who use the busy and picturesque pathway that runs along the river.

Rebecca Sheardown, who is coordinating the 2007 project, said “Artworks in public spaces enable artists to experiment beyond the studio and gallery and get observed by a wider audience who can appreciate the artists’ interpretation of the area. As well as creating artworks for the public to enjoy, the project aims to draw attention to the number of creative people living in the area.”

The ‘Artists On The Walkpath’ project was initiated by local artist Jo Darbyshire in 2006, who inspired local artists to create temporary artworks, with the aim to provide art for the enjoyment, surprise and interest of the community.

An exciting and varied selection of works will be on display for two days only. Artist Chris Reimer from Maylands will be installing a sign with a subversive twist amongst the typher reeds in a response to our insatiable culture.

Jessica Jubb from Maylands and Helena Bogucki from Bayswater will collaborate to create an installation in the same process as the Bower Bird. Collecting and placing elements together they will explore 2D and 3D, the natural and the man made.

Artists participating in the project include:
Ricky Arnold, Helena Bogucki, Paul Caporn, Deslandes Carter, Belinda Cobby, Jo Darbyshire, Giovanni DiDio, Josephine Flynn, Richard Foulds, John Greeuw, Melissa Hurd, Jessica Jubb, Gabby Mazalevski, Chris Reimer, Rebecca Sheardown, Eva Fernandez.

The event is registered with “Artopia” as part of the statewide Living Artists Week project. For more information visit www.Artopia.net.au Friday 21 September – Sunday 14 October 2007

This free event is of course not just for locals, and visitors from further a field can find ample parking at both parks all along the foreshore.

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