Doug Shave

Doug Shave

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    Minister unveils Rockingham public art

    9/11/2000 11:05 AM
     
    9/11/00

    Lands Minister Doug Shave today unveiled a public art piece at Challenger Business Park at East Rockingham.

    The semi-abstract sculpture, ‘Offerings’, was created by Golden Bay artist Gary Aitken and is the result of a joint initiative between LandCorp and the City of Rockingham.

    Mr Shave commended LandCorp and the City of Rockingham on their commitment to cultural development and the link they have fostered between art and industrial land.

    “I’m always pleased when LandCorp is able to work with a progressive community like the City of Rockingham,” he said.

    “This sculpture is an example of LandCorp’s commitment to working with communities in which it operates and to making a contribution to the social and cultural environment.”

    The steel, nine metres high, two-and-a-half metres wide sculpture took more than two months to complete and stands at the entrance to LandCorp’s Challenger Business Park.

    Mr Aitken said he designed the sculpture to capture the essence of Rockingham and the elements residents enjoy most about the area.

    “The theme for the sculpture was inspired by the East Rockingham community atmosphere, the beachside location and the industrial facilities that are so much a part of the local marine industry,” he said.

    Mr Shave said the sculpture would enhance the overall look of Challenger Park and had provided LandCorp with an opportunity to form a unique partnership with the local community.

    Media contacts:

    John Clune Minister’s Office 9213 6500
    Ian Williams LandCorp 9482 7442