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Finding Your Child’s Signature at Elizabeth Quay

by Shannon Meyerkort (follow)
Senior writer for WeekendNotes and Perth Mums Group. Founder of fundraisingmums.com.au
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In 1999 more than 200,000 Perth students inscribed their signatures which were then placed onto tiles to landscape the area around the then new Bell Tower.

Completed in 2000, the inlaid path which included almost every school in Western Australia, and the Bell Tower were celebrations of the new Millennium.



Signature Ring, Barrack Square
The Signature Ring, image courtesy MRA website


But less than fifteen years later the 2,375 ceramic tiles were removed as builders moved in to begin work on the new Elizabeth Quay and revitalise the area around the Barrack Street Jetty.

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The tiles could not be removed intact, but before they were destroyed, digital photographs were taken and each of the signatures were digitally recorded with the intention of being reinterpreted at a later time.

On November 19th, 2015, the new Signature Ring was unveiled at Barrack Square, with copper replicas of the original tiles built into an enormous $716,000 sculpture resembling headphones.

With over 400 kilometres of optic cables, special panels make people walking past one end of the ring appear as a shadow at the other end.

The Signature Ring artwork is built with the same copper panels that decorate the Bell Tower, meaning they will oxidise and change colour over time.

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It is hoped that the new artwork will become a must-see item for both locals and tourists and people are being encouraged to visit now that works in the area have been complete.

The signatures have been arranged in school groups, with the schools running in alphabetical order, and a new website www.findyoursignature.com.au has been launched to help the 200,000 former students find their signatures and introduce a new generation of Perth families to the unique Millennium project.

The youngest of the students would now be in their early twenties, while the oldest are quite like to have families of their own.

Were you one of the 200,000 school children who participated in the Sign In 2000 Project? Have you been to see your name yet?

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
Location: Signature Ring, Barrack Square, Perth

Website: www.findyoursignature.com.au

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