THIRTEEN is not an unlucky number for the more than half-a-dozen Fremantle artists who will have their pieces on display at next month’s Sculpture by the Sea.
Now in its 13th year, the event continues to draw both national and international acclaim as well as thousands of visitors to Cottesloe Beach to see the inventiveness and artistry of the artists involved.
Among the local talent is |Fremantle’s Dan McCabe, whose piece Shadow on the Hill is a life-size tent that the artist said disguised itself as a |late 1980s station wagon.
“Although it may be a pretty cool object, the real focus for me is in the conversations generated about housing affordability and sustainability through the sculpture itself occupying public and private spaces,” he said.
“Each day of the festival I will open it up in the arvo for a couple of hours and invite people to join me for a chat about the future of suburban living in Australia.
“(Sculpture by the Sea) is a pretty unique opportunity as it’s one of the few visual art events that gets massive numbers in Perth and has quite a long history.”
Sculpture by the Sea is at Cottesloe Beach from March 3 to 20.
Visit www.sculpturebythesea.com for more information.