New art for Carrington Park

The City of Nedlands has installed its latest public art acquisition, ‘Loyalty’ by West Australian artist Ayad Alqaragholli, at Carrington Park in Nedlands.

The first major acquisition by the City of Nedlands Arts Committee since its formation in 2013, ‘Loyalty’ is a four-metre high bronze sculpture representing a human form and two dogs seeking their owner’s approval and attention.

The work was first exhibited at the 2017 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Cottesloe. It was then recommended to Council by the Arts Committee to suit the location of Carrington Park, a dog exercise area much-loved by local residents.  

Ayad Alqaragholli, a skilled contemporary artist who has exhibited internationally and is well-known for his large-scale public art projects – including the Presbyterian Ladies College Centenary Sculpture – says this installation represents love, land, peace and freedom, while the two dogs depict unwavering loyalty between a pet and its owner.

Carrington Park is located on the corner of Carrington and Weld Streets, Nedlands.

For more information, please contact Lisa Macfarlane Reid, City of Nedlands Arts Centre Coordinator on 9389 1977.

 

Media Invitation: 

Media are invited to attend the official launch of ‘Loyalty’ from 4pm - 5pm on Friday 24 May 2019 at Carrington Park, Nedlands. Artist Ayad Alqaragholli will be in attendance, as will the Mayor Max Hipkins, members of the City of Nedlands Arts Committee, Councillors and key staff. Photo opportunities will be available.