Artist : Fran Barratt
Sponsor: Percival Property
Location: The Purple House, 34 Buller Street, Port Macquarie
Description / Inspiration
The Koala’s name is Koala P. Crossingsafe III. Such a significant name emphasises his importance within our community and the continuing presence of the urban koala population. The design idea came from the Artist’s observation of the life of an urban koala.
"Percy Crossingsafe" is proudly seated at the front of The Purple House, the business residence of Percival Property. The vibrant purple hues in Percy's design and his name "Percy" make him very much at home with the Percival Property team. Percy looks out over Westport Park and the Hastings River and is just a few minutes stroll to Settlement City Shopping Centre where there are three Hello Koalas sculptures currently, "Alira", "Bindi" and "Koala Boy", all painted by local Aboriginal artists. Also look out for "Mack The Surf Lifesaver" at McDonalds, "Willow" at Pipeworks Cafe, Bay Park Plaza, "Sandy Paws" at Panthers Club, "Shelly" at Seasalt Cafe and Restaurant at the Marina and "Athena" and "Poseidon" at Sails Hotel.