Every March the iconic Cottelsoe beach is transformed into a giant sculpture park overlooking the Indian Ocean. Over 70 artists, both local and international, exhibit their works on the sand as part of Sculpture By The Sea, one of my favourite art exhibitions of the year.
On Friday night I joined a dear friend for a perfect evening in Cottelsoe. With the backdrop of yet another spectacular Perth sunset, and the soundtrack of crashing waves we spent the evening digging our toes into the sand as we took in each piece before walking across the road to Il Lido for a scrumptious Italian feast. As I didn't take any photos that night I decided to take advantage of todays glorious weather and hit to the beach for a morning stroll, camera in hand!
Cottesloe Beach is always bustling with life, but it really takes off in March. The art becomes a colourful playground for young and old as everyone runs around, through and under these impressive installations (without climbing all over them of course!). Even the weekly "Nippers" programs (Kids surf life saving classes) are training and competing between art installations and the busy nattering public.
It is such a great way to showcase some incredible local and international talent, bringing art out of the galleries and into public spaces. This is Sculpture By The Sea's tenth exhibition and have no doubt it will continue to flourish over many more years.
If you are in Perth and you haven't gone to see it yet please do! You only have one more week as the exhibition runs until the 24th of March.
Otherwise please enjoy a snapshot below :)
|Red Centre - Carl Billingsley USA|
|Signature - Johannes Pannekoek WA|
|Windsong - Barclay Bailey WA|
|Rescheduling Permanence - Helen Seiver WA|
|Insectopia - Maria Hildrick WA|
|Life Reflection XX #1 - Byung-Chul Ahn, South Korea|
|Gift of the Rhinoceros - Mikaela Castledine WA|
|Overconsumption - Kerrie Argent WA|
|Southern Passage -Tony Jones WA|
|150 Surfboard Graveyard - Cottesloe - Chris Anderson NSW|
|Wave 1 - Annette Thas WA|
|Permanent Sunset - Alejandro Propato, Argentina|
|Ocean Cathedral - Debbie Harding, England|
|A to B - Francesca Mataraga NSW|
|Embrace - Ayad Alqaragholli WA|
|Like a flower swaying in the wind - Hiroyuki Kita, Japan|
|Once Removed - Robert Barnstone NSW|
|There's many a slip 'Twixt the cup and the lip - Ken Unsworth AM, NSW|
Which was your favourite?
All Photos By Alix Hamilton