Weld Square

Weld Square is parkland located in the heart of inner city Northbridge, a relaxing natural space with a fascinating history.

Apparatus was engaged by the City of Vincent to help develop a public artwork for Weld Square that celebrates the Aboriginal community.

Weld Square was, and still is, a popular meeting place for Aboriginal people. The park is close by to where the Coolbaroo League developed a strong voice for the Aboriginal community. The League started up a social club for Aboriginal people holding weekly dances; set up the Coolbaroo Aboriginal shop of souvenirs and art, the first Noongar business in the city; created the first Aboriginal newspaper in WA and grew to become part of a wider movement for Aboriginal rights.

This artwork by Sandra Hill and Jenny Dawson tells the story of how a stoic and optimistic community survived in a city which practiced unofficial apartheid to develop a safe place where Aboriginal people could gather with dignity and respect, take pride in being Aboriginal, dance and have fun.

Project Details

Location

  • Northbridge

Timeframe

  • 2016

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  • Regional
  • Transport
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  • Percent for Art
  • Public Art Coordination
  • Design Assist
  • Civic
  • Commercial

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.