City of Greater Geraldton spend $8000 on TLC for chipped sculpture

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Horizon, the dual prize-winner at Sculpture by the Sea 2017 and creator Lucy Humphrey before it was installed on the Beresford foreshore.
Camera IconHorizon, the dual prize-winner at Sculpture by the Sea 2017 and creator Lucy Humphrey before it was installed on the Beresford foreshore.

The beloved big “glass” marble on the Beresford foreshore is being given tender, loving care as thousands of dollars worth of repairs begin after the art installation was vandalised.

The Horizon sculpture by artist Lucy Humphrey has made the northern stretch of foreshore popular with both locals and visitors since its installation two years ago, with its reflection of the sunset on the ocean one of the regional city’s most Instagram-able tourist destinations.

The vandalised horizon sculpture at the foreshore.
Camera IconThe vandalised horizon sculpture at the foreshore. Credit: Tracy Ryan/Facebook

But earlier this year it was the target of vandalism, with chips on the glass globe thought to have been caused by youths throwing or slinging rocks at the art piece.

Repairs to the sculpture commissioned by the City of Greater Geraldton began yesterday, and are expected to take about four days to complete.

CGG chief executive Ross McKim said a specialist repairer endorsed by the manufacturer of the sphere would fix the vandalism as well as clean and buff the acrylic surface for about $8000.

The area has been fenced off for community safety with the City requesting pedestrians exercise caution and obey all warning signs from authorised local government personnel and contractors.

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