Foreshore sculpture on the Horizon

Staff reporterMidwest Times
Horizon by artist Lucy Humphrey on the Beresford Foreshore.
Camera IconHorizon by artist Lucy Humphrey on the Beresford Foreshore. Credit: Geoff Vivian, The Geraldton Guardian

A mystery object has appeared on the Beresford Foreshore at the bottom of Dean Street.

It is a new sculpture that first featured at Cottesloe’s Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the 1.5m sphere, Horizon, by artist Lucy Humphrey was “sure to delight”.

“Those who come into contact with our newest piece of public art are sure to be charmed as many have been across the nation,” he said.

“This very big, clear sphere turns the world upside down because of the water inside and how the light reflects off it.

“Public art was high on the community’s list of wants at Beresford Foreshore, and Horizon sets the scene for what is more to come at the stretch.”

Mr Van Styn said community members who provided feedback at the Beresford Foreshore Master Planning session expressed their desire for an art trail.

“This is the first step in delivering that, with a number of other locations along the stretch being marked for future public art,” he said.

“There will be opportunities for Aboriginal artwork along the promenade named Jambinbirri Walk late last year.”

Horizon is closest to Dean Street and echoes the Donor Memorial, also featuring a sphere, at the Stella Maris Drive entrance.

The City of Greater Geraldton thanked Mid West Ports Authority and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development for the project funding.

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