SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Returning to the Beach - 2015 Sculpture by the Sea

With much needed rain falling today and tomorrow, it's certainly no time for a visit to the beach...but these photos were actually taken in March just after my arrival from Amsterdam.

That weekend of the 21st and 22nd March would be my last chance to visit the 2015 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Cottesloe Beach, so even though I still felt jet-lagged and quite tired I drove the 20 odd kms to the beach.

Being the last days of the exhibition, the exhibits were surrounded by people, there were actually more people on the sand than in the sea - so most of my photos have people in them.

Still, it was a worthwhile visit to once again see so much talent and ingenuity displayed in such a beautiful setting like the beach.


Norton Flavel -  Lucky Country
The piece above by Australian artist Norton Flavel, of a ball and chain, entitled "Lucky country" won the Western Australia Sculptor Scholarship award of $10,000 to be shared with Kim Perrier, a Canadian born/Australian resident artist, who exhibited the piece entitled "Ashes to Ashes" a burnt tree with carved figures (next photo).

The "Lucky Country" was also chosen by the Town of Cottesloe to be added to their collection, probably to be exhibited somewhere in Cottesloe in the near future.

Norton Flavel also had a popular entry in last's year exhibition with the "Bulk Carrier" an oversized wine cask. You can see his sculpture in this blog post.

Kim Perrier - Ashes to Ashes

Detail of "Ashes to ashes"
The People's Choice Award of $2,500 was awarded to Chinese sculptor Wendi Zhang for her collection of a flock of huge red Flamingos, entitled "Mi No 5".  Not sure about that title, why no 5 when there were at least 10 flamingos?
Wendi Zhang - Mi No 5
The flock of flamingos
Perth street artist Stormie Mills, won the Children's Choice Award with a pink gigantic rabbit entitled "The stormie mills project".

You can see some of Stormie Mills street artist work in this post about last year's Form.

Stormie Mills - "The stormie mills project"
The giant pink rabbit at the beginning of the pier

There were a lot of giant statues this year from grown men to babies.

Chinese artist Chen Wenling 's "Harbour" is similar to the red piece (Childhood morning) he exhibited in 2012 and also the one exhibited in 2013 of a man on his head with a child on his feet. Not sure about the name though...

Chen Wenling - Harbour

Chzec sculptor David Cherny, exhibited 3 giant crawling babies entitled "Babies three pieces".

Thai artist Naidee Changmoh presented "The ascetic" below.
I had to look up the meaning of "ascetic" as I'd never heard it before - but it means recluse, solitary, celibate, spartan, puritan, monk. 

Naidee Chanmoh - The ascetic

Chinese artist Wang Shugang work of art consisted of statues of men sitting on balls entitled 
"Men on Ball". It rather reminds me of "See no evil", "speak no evil" and "hear no evil", only there were 5 statues of men here and not only 3.



Wang Shugang - Man on ball

Soon I'll post some more photos of other sculptures that I enjoyed at this years Sculpture by the Sea.
Which one was your favourite?

Sunday, 22nd March 2015 

24 comments:

  1. I totally forgot how big "Norton Flavel - Lucky Country" actually was - no people in the pic do that!
    "Ashes to Ashes" made me sad, but I really enjoyed the Flamingos.
    That pink bunny everywhere, my Niece sure´d loves it.
    And the colors of "Harbour", awww....
    Nah, sorry, Sami, I cannot decide which one I liked best.
    I love that the area of Perth has so many attractions - and for free, too.
    The Magnifest is for free, but the medieval markets for example require entrance fee - for near to nothing, it´s a shame - you´d be disappointed of Braunschweig at times.
    Yay for Perth and surroundings!

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    1. I agree, a great exhibition for free! The pink bunny would be a favourite with the kids for sure!

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  2. Os flamingos estão o máximo.
    Este festival vale bem a pena, a avaliar pelas fotos.

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    1. Obrigada Sandra, sim o festival e fabuloso, com mais de 70 artistas a exibir as suas esculturas.

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  3. Dearest Sami,
    That is a wonderful area for strolling to see all those sculpture by the sea works! Great invention and it sure attracts people to come out.
    On the 22nd of March we flew to Arizona, funny that I just organized my photos and videos from that day of visiting the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge and sending them to my siblings via WeTransfer.
    Hugs and happy Sunday!
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette, we seem to be behind on our posting then...
      I really enjoy this yearly exhibition, a lot of creativity!

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  4. It is an amazing exhibition with all those wonderful sculptures.

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    1. Thanks Marianne, plenty of beautiful sculptures to see indeed!

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  5. Ashes to ashes brings up mixed emotions - what a wonderful sculpture though and a very clever idea. It looks a fun visit, the flamingoes and crawling baby were fun!
    Wren x

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  6. Hi Wren, Ashes to Ashes is a very sad statue for me too. The 3 crawling babies are certainly cute.

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  7. Excellent shots from Sculpture by the Sea Sami, an event we all look forward to each year,there's no way I could pick a favourite, too many brilliant pieces :)
    P.s. your relaxing day in pygamies sounds good, Aimee did the same thing :)

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    1. It certainly was a weekend good enough to stay indoors!

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  8. I love those sculptures! It must have been fun taking the pictures!

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    1. Hi Karin, yes it is fun, walking along the sand and the grass and trying to discover as many as possible...

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your Perth Beach sceptres are always wonderful. I remember seeing them on Perth Daily Blog last year. I think I like the red man best, Habour.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Diane. This yearly event at the Cottesloe beach is very popular in Perth.

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  10. The flamingos are my favourites.
    So much nice artistic work!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Gunn. The flamingos were very pretty!

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  11. Some more great works. I think I've seen Chinese artist Chen Wenling's sculptures before, maybe last year.

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    1. Yes, I think it's the third year at least that I see his sculptures. Always red!

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  12. Funny that we live so far away from each other but for a while we could both enjoy the three babies sculpture! There's 3 of them here in Prague, near the Kafka museum. Or I wonder if those were actually the originals.

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    1. I think the Prague ones might be the originals, I was searching for pictures of them and I saw pics from 2012, the above were on show this year only. Maybe that's his signature sculpture, so he displays them all over the world.

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    2. I also think the ones here in Prague are the originals. What I was wondering was if they took them all the over to Australia, or if the artist made replicas. It's probably the second, it would be too much work to move them. Unfortunately, they are in a place where I don't go by so often, so I don't know if they are still there or not.

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    3. I would think they were replicas as well Sara.

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