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The Heirisson Island Sculpture Park is the vision of a group of individuals who are seeking to establish a major outdoor arts attraction for residents and visitors to Perth. It will exhibit international standard outdoor sculpture and be a place of delicate environmental detail, as well as an interpretation and celebration of Indigenous heritage.

Heirisson Island Sculpture Park Incorporated was established in 2001 to act as a catalyst to progress the sculpture park concept. The group's overall vision for a sculpture park is now supported by the City of Perth via its 2008 Master Plan for the Island and the State Government through a commitment of A$5 million towards the redevelopment of Heirisson Island.

Heirisson Island Sculpture Park Incorporated believes a sculpture park on Heirisson Island will:

  • Create a major tourist attraction in the heart of the city
  • Create a 'landmark entrance' or 'gateway' to the City of Perth
  • Focus the national and international arts community's attention on Perth
  • Give Western Australians exposure to important international sculptors
  • Create educational opportunities
  • Define indigenous and other interests in the history of the Island
  • Attract publicity and promotion for Perth, nationally and internationally
  • Rejuvenate an under-utilised part of the city and river
  • Provide a community focus for the redevelopments taking place at the eastern end of the city
  • Link different areas of activity around the river foreshore as it sits halfway between South Perth and East Perth and adjacent to the Burswood Entertainment Complex
  • Create an appropriate long-term sustainable use for Heirisson Island
  • Protect the unique ecology of the island's environment

 

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