Public Art : Swan Fountain
Sculptors : © Charles
Smith and Joan Walsh-Smith
Description : 5 bronze black swans majestically
rising from their nest in the centre of the Citizen of the Year Lake.
Date Unveiled :
Location : Burswood Park, Perth, Western
Commissioned on 8th September 1988, this fountain commemorates Western Australia's Citizen of the Year.
The 5 swans
each represent one of the original award categories.
It is sculptured in bronze to a height of 10 metres. The fountain rises 6metres and circulate
approximately 2000 litres
of water per minute.
The fountain was created by Joan Walsh-Smith and Charles Smith, a husband and wife team of sculptors
who settled in
Perth from Ireland in 1984.