Monday, 7 March 2016

2016 Sculpture by the Sea - my favourites I

As I mentioned in my previous post, on Sunday my husband and I visited this year's 12th Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe beach. It started on the 4th and runs until the 20th March. 

With works from 77 artists from 19 countries there's a huge variety and styles.
It was the end of the day, the sun going down made photography difficult, plus heaps of people roaming around each sculpture, kids hanging from other sculptures and others having selfies in front of the exhibits, made it quite difficult to get good photos...

But here are some of my favourites:

"Travelling Bag" from Chinese artist Yumin Jing. A massive handbag full of plants was quite striking.

From the Australian artists Suzie Bleach and Andrew Townsend,  this sculpture of a metal horse "A burden" was made of rusty metal and tins.

"Der Traktor" was very popular with kids of course - this mini bobcat dropping pink paint on to the floor was the work of Austrian Markus Hofer.

Western Australian artist Juliet Lea, presented this "Book Cave", which she made by collecting discarded books from the Fremantle libraries, area where she lives.
The kids seemed to also enjoy the cozy cave, a lovely spot to have a story read to them.
A lot of well known authors could be spotted in the book spines of the cave...

The young Australian sculptor Dale Miles, from New South Wale, won the Rio Tinto $50,000 sculpture prize with this brilliant and intriguing "Parallel thinking space".
Made of western red cedar, all the panels in this sculpture have multiple vanishing points making the viewer question what perspective really is. 

This sculpture will be donated by Rio Tinto to be exhibited somewhere in Western Australia.

The sun peeping through the sculpture
I hope you enjoyed my selection for today, I'll show you more soon.
Have a great week!


  1. That travelling bag sure is gigantic - and filled with plants? Hopefully not from overseas, The Simpsons and the Toad Frog come to mind!
    I feel like that horse right now (Ingo is very sick from supergreat to this) :-(

    "Der Traktor" - actually a traktor is but a tractor, this is a small excavator!

    Love the "book Cave"! My big Niece would have fun there!

    The "Parallel thinking space" really is crazy! Well done!

    Awww. Thanks for sharing, Sami. If you´ve been there once in person you know what you miss out on!

    1. Thanks Iris, lots of beautiful sculptures.
      Hope Ingo gets better soon.

  2. Great artworks! The parallel thinking space was very interesting. I also liked the book cave. It must be well made or the kids would have brought it down already.

    1. Thanks Sara, I thought the same, but the books must be well glued together.

  3. Those are such great artworks to watch!

    1. Thanks Marianne. Lots more to come...

  4. Super shots Sami, I'm so looking forward to seeing them. I only hope my knee will be up for it by the weekend :)

    1. Thanks Grace, hope you'll be up and running soon. Good luck!

  5. Dearest Sami,
    Love all but the one with the books.
    To me that is out of range and a very sad thing for showing men's most important learning tool in this way. It teaches kids that books have no value... SAD!

    1. Thanks for your input Mariette. I think the artist collected old books, but still I understand your point of view. I certainly value my books very much and can't bear to part with them, even those I haven't read in years...


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