Public Art : Marker Seats
Sculptor/Artist : © Malcom McGregor
Date : 1995
Description : A series of seats featuring circular
posts which symbolize the 'channel markers' used in rivers for navigation purposes. The seats are constructed
from jarrah and steel which are believed to have been salvaged from demolished warehouses in the East Perth area.
Right on top of each marker post is a sculpture inspired by the history of the area. One post features
the old caretaker's cottage, designed by Colonial architect, Richard Roach Jewell, whilst the other marker features Solomon Cook's water driven flour
mill which was built in c.1854 on the bank near Claise Brook.
Location : Along Claisebrook Cove, East Perth, Western Australia.
History: The Marker seats were placed in Claisebrook
Cove in 1995 following the redevelopment of East Perth. A considerable amount of funding was set aside by
the East Perth Redevelopment Authority to create public art which reflect the area's industrious
past. In 1999, East Perth (Claisebrook Village) won a Civic Design Award for its public art.