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Shimmer adds final sparkle to Claisebrook
Shimmer adds final sparkle to Claisebrook

The final addition to the Claisebrook Public Art Walk was completed yesterday with Shimmer - an 8m artwork - receiving its finishing touches.

Walkers stopped and stared as four men attached a gold, stainless steel mesh "curtain", the centrepiece of the public art installation near Mardalup Park, to a steel frame.

Designed by Perth artist Jurek Wybraniec and architect Stephen Neille, the $212,000 artwork can be seen from across the inlet, Burswood Peninsula and by westbound traffic on the Graham Farmer Freeway.

"Its silver billowing detail will only intensify as one gets closer," Wybraniec said.

He said they wanted the artwork to capture and amplify the outdoor qualities of the site.

Wybraniec said the contoured curtain, which moves when the wind blows, would catch the sunrays reflecting off the water and change colour from dawn to dusk. "It moves with the rhythms of the place, gently dancing as river winds stir through its skin," he said.

Wybraniec said the artwork would encourage people to engage with the environment.

"People can walk under the curtain, which hangs 4m above the ground, on their way to the water, so they're invited to take part," he said.

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