Monday, 28 November 2016
Health Minister John Day said the two focal artworks would resonate with locals and visitors.
"Manjimup has a rich history and natural heritage, and the artworks will honour and reflect that," Mr Day said.
"The entrance sculpture will feature giant leaf-like structures that represent a symbol of nature, hope and new life, while the tall strands will simulate the experience of approaching a karri forest.
"A second sculpture, a water feature, will be built in a rear courtyard and features a two-leafed Karri sapling with a suspended giant water droplet. Four rammed earth spheres will be used to provide informal seating around the water feature, creating a serene and healthful natural environment."
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said art and artists had an important role in improving the quality of public infrastructure.
"Investment in building health infrastructure and services is vital to create vibrant regions with strong economies," Mr Redman said.
"This state-of-the-art health facility will be further enhanced by the integration of these welcoming and inspirational art statements."
Cruickshank is an award-winning West Australian designer whose diverse portfolio includes exterior wall facade artwork, furniture, lighting, jewellery, and hotel and cafe interiors. Domahidy started his career painting street art and has since undertaken numerous public art projects and large-scale commissions, including a three-storey facade artwork.
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