Wednesday 20 May 2015

2015 Sculpture by the Sea - II -

Following from the previous post, here are a few more sculptures from 11th Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Cottesloe Beach, Perth.

With 23 artists from 9 different countries and about 70 pieces on show, the sculptures were quite diverse and fun. Well, one could say the Western Australian artists were the majority!

"Water Dreaming" was a collaboration of 3 Aboriginal artists - Shorty Jangala Robertson, Nicole Bailey and Trisha Lee, under the name Warlukurlangu Collaboration made using 250 pvc balls half buried in the sand, based on the Aboriginal dot paintings.

At the far end you can see the Indiana Tea House building, a popular eating venue at the top and the Surf Lifesavers Club at beach level.

Warlukurlangu Collaboration - "Water Dreaming"

Water Dreaming - seen from the top

Western Australian artist (Addam) Marwah Eid, presented "Cultural complexities of a wandering spirit", made of stainless steel and brass, and draped over the stone walls/steps down to the beach.

Addam Marwah Eid - Cultural complexities of a wandering spirit
Cultural complexities, seen from the top

"Sea Anemone" by New Zealander Rebecca Rose, made with galvanised steel pipe, was very popular with the kids.  
It would look good in my garden too, matching the orange chair covers of my outdoor furniture.

Rebecca Rose - Sea Anemone

Another Western Australian artist, Russell Sheridan, presented "Sisters", with a 2 girls one of them holding a "lamb"? or is it a strange looking dog?, and a few more dogs surrounding them.

"Primordial" by WA artist Tony Davis, was made with Blackbutt and Jarrah woods, resembling the Bungle Bungle range in the Kimberley region of Western Australia as you can see from photo below this one.


The real Bungle Bungles beehives (photo from net)

Jimmy Rix from New South Wales presented "Roo Shooter", a reverse of the coin, instead of us shooting them they shoot us?

Keizo Ushio from Japan presented "Oshi Zokei Hexagonal" and at the far end you can see a yellow metal sculpture called "Spline" from WA artist Mark Grey-Smith.
Keizo Ushio - Oshi Zokei hehagonal

Virginia King from New Zealand showed us "Turning stones" made of stainless steel.

From Japanese sculptor Akiho Tata,  "A breath of fantasia".

Akiho Tata - a breath of fantasia   japan

Another Japanese artist Toshio Iezumi with "m130901" a beautiful piece made with glass, that I wish I could have in my garden too... it might be a bit expensive though... I can imagine the sun rays through this would be amazing!!

Toshio Iezumi - m130901  

"Hearts in Paradise" from Iraqui born/WA artist Ayad Alqaragholli,  who has a few of his signature statues around Perth.

Very much in fashion, recycling an old car into a planter - called "Victory or revenge" by WA artist Tim Burns, this car is planted with grass trees.

Britt Mikkelsen 0f WA, presented another beauty - "Ocean Lace".

Guess how many bottles were used to cover this statue? 1500!!
Made with fibreglass, wheel bearings and bottle tops, covered in a special chameleon paint that changes colour according to the angle. Called "For the love of sculpture" by WA Claire Davenhall.

Yuku Takahashi from WA, "Way of the Wind" a lot of little flags in the wind.

Danish sculptor, Keld Mosehold presented " Is this a step forward" - 3 men walking with a book in their hands.

Kevin Draper of WA, with a metal piece called "Penelope".

                                                                     Kevin Draper - Penelope  

Some art works are self-explanatory, others are a bit vague, some names suit the piece, others don't have much meaning, to me anyway. But artists are artists...

With so many pieces it's hard to pick a favourite, but I would go with the slender glass piece "m130901".

As I was leaving the beach I saw this striking vintage VW Kombi and remembered how years ago when living in Germany we used to own an orange one that had been transformed into a camping van. Good times we had travelling through Europe!!


  1. How embarassing - I missed the "Cultural complexities of a wandering spirit"!
    Yes, the "Sea Anemone" was a beauty.
    Was the Hexagonal there right from the beginning? I missed that, too!
    "m130901" was one of my favorite as well.

    The VW reminds me of the hippies we met over and over throught WA in 1999. Did they smell bad!

    1. I think Hexagonal would be there from the beginning, but there are so many statues, you're always bound to miss some. Seeing photos from the Sculpture by the sea site there's quite a few I didn't see at all!
      Lol, different memories for different people...

    2. A good thing, so we get the whole picture :-)

  2. Dearest Sami,
    That was quite a vast outdoor museum and I very much loved the Japanese "A breath of fantasia".
    Sending you hugs,

    1. An outdoor museum, what a great way to describe this exhibition! A breath of fantasia would also look great in a garden.

  3. I definitely missed a few :) Have enjoyed seeing all your shots from this fab event Sami. The tall glass piece was abso!utely one of my faves.

    1. I think that glass piece should have won, it was brilliant!

  4. thanks for your comment on the porto tram !
    great to see your beach reportage
    greetings from brussels

    1. Thanks for visiting too. Glad you liked our outdoor exhibition.

  5. I love those outdoor exhibitions, visible for everyone. They have placed some very pretty artwork there.

    1. Thanks Marianne, I always look forward to this event and hope it continues for many years to come.

  6. Very cool exhibit. I really like some of the works.

    1. Thanks Jose, a lot of imagination must go into these projects!


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