PERTH’S largest free-to-the-public outdoor art exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018 is on March 2 to 19.
Celebrating its 14th year, the annual exhibition will feature 73 artworks from 77 artists with 28 from WA.
This year’s exhibition goers can expect everything from a giant eggplant, a dome made of a hundred fish, 400-plus gumboots and 15 crocheted cats to a dog walker surrounded by dogs, kites that represent Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and a gorgeous set of wings worthy of a selfie.
Due to a freight issue in Malaysia, Chinese artist Zhan Wang’s Floating Rock is scheduled to be installed by March 7.
The new work was created specifically for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and is a 2m high by 4m wide stainless steel rock set to float on the waters off Cottesloe Beach.
The 18-day exhibition is estimated to attract 220,000 visitors soaking up this sculptural spectacle.
There will be Beach Access Days on Wednesday, March 14, and Thursday, March 15, from 10am to 7pm, where special matting will be installed to enable visitors with limited mobility and those using wheelchairs to access sculptures located in specific areas on the beach.
Here is our preview of 11 local artists exhibiting in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018.
The photogenic wings sculpture represents people aspiring for a “better future”.
It is a tent with a thousand soft toys gathered from op shops around Perth, “It represents a home and a fictional village”.
Seed, was inspired by microscopic images of pollens and seeds as well as the configurations of bubbles.
The sculptor said she was making a point about humanity’s relationship to animals and the ideologies people project on them.
This piece is about the importance the older generation and their advice has on young people and the life decisions they make.