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Archway East Swansea


Mosaic clad archway

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Artist Philippa O’Brien has created a suite of three arches, an ocean abstract and a column (Sea Architecture) in Mindarie near the marina, which are clad in Bisazza glass mosaic tiles from near Venice in Italy. In creating this artwork Philippa responded to the meeting of the sky and the sea, and the colours of the ever-changing ocean-side light. This blue arch, in Salford Promenade, acts as a doorway or a window to frame the ocean-side light and colour, while framing a moment in time. Starting with the delicately coloured arch by the water, the artworks form a procession from the sea via a sequence of stairways. To quote Philippa; “For me, this formal landing place is reminiscent of … mythical heroes and heroines stepping ashore, to be ceremoniously welcomed home from great ocean voyages.”



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4000 mm
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Swansea Park, Mindarie
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City of Wanneroo Public Art Collection

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