Blooming inspired sculptures for parks

Addam in the new artwork Araa. Photos by Miles Noel via City of Stirling.

TWO sculptures by WA artist Addam have been unveiled in Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval as the capstone on the park’s $6.3 million redevelopment.

Addam’s work melds sculpture and jewellery and this is her first public art commission. Addam was selected by Stirling council to team up with veteran public artist Rick Vermey as a mentor.

The works are inspired by flora that grows nearby at the delicate patch of bushland in the Inglewood Triangle: Araa evokes the local spider orchid, and Ember is based on the banksia menziesii.

Stirling council allocated 2 per cent of the construction cost of its major capital works towards public art.

The $6.3m redevelopment was mostly completed in April 2022 and involved new versions of the Moyle Pavilion and Hamer Park Clubrooms, after local sports clubs identified an was about eight years overdue.

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