Interview with Brian McKay in Praxis M issue 28
“It is with dismay that we must champion the cause of the protection of artists’ works from incessant developments which highlight a grey area in capitalism vs heritage. The near tennis-court sized artworks by Brian McKay OAM in the Central Park complex in Perth CBD is case in point.
We echo the words of Janet Holmes a Court, who identifies the threat to this modernist masterpiece to make room for a new coffee shop as ‘cultural vandalism’. We care about the few examples Perth has of close collaboration between artist and architect.
Moving and potentially causing irreparable damage destroys its original concept and denies our responsibility to protect and celebrate culturally significant art.”