The Gros Morne Whirl opens at Jenniex House in Norris Point

The Gros Morne Whirl at the Jenniex House site in Norris Point, NL.

A new permanent art installation with familiar icons has made its way to the Jenniex House site in Norris Point.

Opened on Canada Day 2017, the Gros Morne Whirl is a large, wildlife-themed, wind-powered whirligig (sometimes called a “windjack”). Designed by Paul Slipper and Mary-Ann Liu, the sculpture pays homage to the regions natural environment.

From Creative Gros Morne:

The kinetic sculpture is inspired by traditional weathervanes and folk art practices that stretch back to the early days of Confederation, but will incorporate modern-day construction techniques to take full advantage of the winds that sweep the province’s coastline. This playful artwork is intended to connect with a broad audience, and engage the public in ways that celebrate the environment, people and culture of the region.

The joint project between the Town of Norris Point, the Gros Morne Cooperating Association, and Creative Gros Morne is a permanent piece, so stop by the Jenniex House site in Norris Point to see for yourself!

The Gros Morne Whirl

The Gros Morne Whirl

The Gros Morne Whirl

The Gros Morne Whirl

Paul Slipper and Mary-Ann Liu discuss their piece.

Artists Paul Slipper and Mary-Ann Liu with the Gros Morne Whirl.