FROM flocks of emus to larger than life boab trees, massive reclaimed iron sculptures will be popping up across the Swan Valley as part of this year’s Entwined in the Valley.
The festival highlights the region’s best products and talented people with more than 50 events over four days in October.
As part of the event, Sculptures in the Valley will showcase the talents of Bassendean sculptor Martin Jaine and his team of artists with more than 100 pieces across 14 locations in the Swan Valley.
There will be boab trees, grass trees, robots, archways, kangaroos and flamingos, each with a story and information on the pieces installed.
Jaine said he was inspired to work with scrap metal after he bought an emu made of rusted barbed wire for his partner’s 50th birthday.
“About the same time I saw some metal shapes in Southern Cross that were made from old farm equipment, so I thought I could give that a try and see what I came up with,” he said.
City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said Entwined had really created a buzz in 2017.
“There was a lot of talk about last year’s offerings and 2018 looks like the breadth and range of events is even more exciting,” he said.
“There’s so much good food and wine in the Swan Valley and we invite people to come and discover it.
“We’ll be showcasing wine, beer, cider, spirits, food, art, music and culture over four glorious fun filled days.”
Entwined in the Valley is on from Thursday, October 4 to Sunday, October 7.
For more information go to entwinedinthevalley.com.au