A HAMILTON Hill artist has helped bring “colour, magic and creativity” to Cable Beach.
Melanie Maclou featured in the Shinju Matsuri Festival’s A View to Asia exhibition held at the popular tourist spot earlier this month.
Maclou said her origami crane made from steel, which was one of 13 installations on display, represents hope, happiness, healing and good fortune, and celebrates the Japanese presence and influence in Broome.
“I studied Japanese at university and lived there for a year. The folding of a simple piece of paper to create something else intrigues me,” she said.
“The A View to Asia Art awards are awesome because it brings sculpture to people who would not ordinarily be exposed to it.
“It adds colour, magic and creativity to Cable Beach and is a great opportunity for artists like me to showcase their work in regional WA.”
Festival president Chris Maher said the exhibition was a great addition to a beautiful location.