Photo of carousel horses
Category
News
Date
18 November 2016

Traditional carousel to charm Elizabeth Quay

  • Elizabeth Quay

The first photos of a hand-crafted Venetian carousel which will reside at Elizabeth Quay were revealed today as Planning Minister Donna Faragher welcomed the new waterfront attraction.

The Elizabeth Quay Carousel is a passion project for local jeweller Rohan Milne who, after holidaying with his family at San Sebastian’s La Concha Beach, was inspired to bring a similar joy to Perth.

“Elizabeth Quay has been embraced by more than four million visitors since its opening earlier this year and we are expecting strong crowds to enjoy its many features and attractions this summer,” Mrs Faragher said.

The carousel is a personal commission from Mr Milne. It was fabricated in northern Italy and is currently being shipped to Perth.

Minister Faragher praised Mr Milne’s commitment to commission this incredible piece of moving art for Western Australia and said the carousel was part of a wider program of activities taking place at the waterfront precinct throughout the summer.

“The carousel is just one new attraction to entice families and tourists to visit Elizabeth Quay, and the fact it offers wheelchair access ensures everyone can experience this very special attraction.”

“The traditional fairground ride has a combination of horses and carriages and is entirely hand-painted, featuring Venetian artworks on its internal panels. It has been created by some of Europe’s best artisans and is set to traditional and modern carousel music, which is sure to delight both the young and young at heart.”

“The carousel will be a wonderful addition to what has quickly become one of Perth’s favourite destinations and will complement other activities at the quay including Christmas celebrations, summer markets and festivals.”