Fizz is a joyous field of colour and three-dimensional form sweeping across the New Children’s Hospital eastern façade and forms a major public art piece in Perth WA. Made up of almost 1600 aluminium discs, ranging in size from 450mm to 1m diameter, this facade is the bright and bubbling public face of the Hospital. Arranged in a carefully sequenced range of colours, sizes and orientation, the forms create a wave of movement that echoes Kings Park opposite. The public artwork is supported by the State Governments Percent for Art Scheme.
The Public Artwork Fizz also acts as sun shading for the glazing behind and is strategically aligned to offer summer shade without impeding views to Kings Park beyond.
Fizz is reminiscent of dappled sunlight on foliage, bubbles fizzing upwards or giant suspended lollies, at 13m tall and 120m long this artwork will form a point of recognition for patients into the future.
Lighting is currently being installed around every third disc and will be programmed to create an animated lighting show where colour and rhythm levitate and bubble across the building.