Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe has once again transformed Perth’s iconic beach to an open-air Sculpture Park. Over 70 local, national and international artists have created cool works for everyone to enjoy. Best thing of all, it doesn’t cost a cent. That’s right, it’s completely free. From the grandiose, to those that are fun for the kids, to the thought provoking, the range of sculptures will appeal to a variety of tastes. Some sculptures are truly beautiful and pretty cool, while others left me wondering, really is that what they call art?
I checked out the 9th Annual Sculpture by Sea very early on opening day and was as impressed as I have been in past years.
I particularly loved the fishing rods piece, aptly named ‘casting around’.
This big wooden sculpture called ‘upside down again’ was also really cool. It was big and I loved the way you can look through it and see the ocean.
There we so many great pieces, it’s hard to choose which ones to write about. I’ll let the pictures paint the words and do the story telling, then you can see for yourself and make your own mind up.
A great night out would be to grab some fish n chips and enjoy dinner on the grassy banks or on the beach itself surrounded by inspiring art.
If you end up going, let me know your favourite piece. I really liked habibi on the end of the groin, portal depicting three men crouching together, and upside down again twisted wooden cavern.
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe started on 8 March and finishes on 24 March.