Art speaks to the past

2018-04-10 06:03

Granite rocks will be the basis of a new art installation on the Mouille Point promenade, which looks to reconnect residents with their history.

The installation of “Land Art” will be made up of “heritage granite rock”, which was removed from the promenade’s original seawall during the recent upgrades.

Some of the rock was used to create a seating area, which doubles as a second defence against waves, and the remainder will be used in the installation.

Suzette Little, Mayco member (North), confirms that the granite rocks are being placed at Surfer’s Corner.

The land art, designed by artist Strijdom van der Merwe, is named “Stone Tide” and features rocks in a gradient pattern in the shape of a circle.

Little says: “It will only consist of an arrangement of granite rocks. A sign will also be installed to give more information about the artwork (i.e. name of the artist, symbolism of the artwork). In addition, the granite rocks will help stabilise the sandy ground on the promenade until we can plant lawn.

“Meetings will be held with the ward 115 committee and the Mouille Point Ratepayers’ Association to present the proposed design of the artwork. The installation will take place once their support has been obtained and the approval for a Public Art Permit has been received from the City’s Arts and Culture branch.”

A final cost estimate can only be done once the design is approved.


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