Perhaps Western Australia’s longest artwork
Jeremy Kirwan-Ward, Trevor Richards, Helen Smith, Alex Spremberg, Jurek Wybraniec
A 500-metre walkable painted pathway will unfold in November, tracing the shoreline of the Derbarl Yerrigan, connecting Fremantle’s Traffic Bridge and the Stirling Bridge.
In their most ambitious project to date, Orange Path is brought to life by thirteen leading Australian and international artists of the AC4CA collective. A legacy artwork commissioned by the Fremantle Biennale, Orange Path is the first public artwork in WA to cross local government boundaries and it reminds us that our rivers connect us all.
Using a limited palette of only three colours, each artist has designed a 40-metre stretch of the path. AC4CA member John Nixon’s (1949-2020) signature orange colour links each of the designs, in an acknowledgement to his longstanding contribution to the AC4CA collective.
Artists: Guillaume Boulley, Julian Goddard, Daniel Göttin, George Howlett, Zora Kreuzer, Andrew Leslie, Jan van der Ploeg, Trevor Richards, Alex Spremberg, Helen Smith, David Tremlett, Jeremy Kirwan-Ward, Jurek Wybraniec.
FREMANTLE BIENNALE 5-21 November 2021
Beach Street, Fremantle and Riverside Road, East Fremantle
The Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA) was established by its Perth members in 2002 and was based on the ideals of Dutch De Stijl artist Theo van Doesburg and an interest in Minimalism and hard-edge geometric abstraction. The driving concept for the group is to transform outdoor community spaces with their striking site-specific, non-representational works painted directly on urban walls, often with the help of friends and art students. The works are temporary and have since been painted over to make room for new projects by someone else in the group. The works are collegial, open-ended and move with the times and conversations around public art.