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28 May 2014

Riverside art investment

  • Riverside

Five public artworks have been commissioned and will be located throughout the Frasers development, expressing the themes of the Swan River, parklands, water and the natural and cultural heritage of the locality.

The first two unique artworks were installed with the completion of Fraser Suites Perth and can be seen on the western façade of the hotel and in the porte cochere on Adelaide Terrace, shared by Fraser Suites Perth and the QIII building. 

The five artworks in Queens Riverside’s carefully curated collection have been created by local West Australian artists: Stuart Green, Jennie Nayton, Anne Neil and the Kidogo Artists Team; the latter being a team of three female artists who combine the creativity and inspiration of their Noongar, Gika, Yamatji, Irish and Australian heritages. 

Frasers Property Australia CEO Guy Pahor said, “Frasers believes in blending art with architecture to add creativity and personality to the communities we develop. 

We are delighted to be able to work with local Western Australian artists to develop public art that contributes to the unique experience of Queens Riverside and leaves an enduring creative legacy,” added Mr Pahor.

Art Curator for the project, Andra Kins, said Queens Riverside is a great example of how public art can be commissioned for a major development in an inspired and considered manner, and demonstrates how the company takes pride in the urban environments it develops. 

“There is a dialogue between these various artworks, each expressing an aspect of the natural environment - particularly the nearby Swan River. One sculpture references the river jellyfish, while another creates a visual display of wind and water flows that capture and reflect different parts of the environment,” she added.

Part of MRA's 40 hectare Riverside redevelopment precinct, Frasers Property’s public art program is in line with the MRA’s public art policy. 

The MRA recognises that art in public spaces fosters a better quality of life as well as a strong sense of identity in the community,” said MRA CEO Kieran Kinsella.

“It is important that our city offers destinations that showcase Perth’s natural assets and beauty and deliver interesting places that will attract locals and visitors. 

“Frasers’ art collection at Queens Riverside is enhancing the precinct’s public spaces by including pieces that reflect local culture, character and landmarks.” Mr Kinsella said. 

Located between Queens Gardens and the Swan River at the eastern entrance to the CBD, Queens Riverside is a master-planned mixed-use precinct, distinctive for its blend of luxurious apartments and Perth’s newest five star hotel, with retail and dining options in development. 

For sales enquiries please call 1800 QUEENS (1800 783 367) or visit Queen's Riverside's website.

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