Fremantle: sculpture stolen from Moores Gallery Fremantle

The sculpture. One of the lined skulls has been stolen.
The sculpture. One of the lined skulls has been stolen.

AN artist has been left shattered after one of her sculptures was stolen from the new KOPA exhibition at Fremantle’s Moores Gallery.

Artist Jana Braddock said the sculpture was made up of three skulls, two with lines on it and one white, with one of the lined skulls believed to have been stolen between lunchtime September 25 and the morning of September 26.

Miss Braddock said the work was not for sale and it was a sentimental piece.

“The sculpture changed the trajectory for my practice, it was pivotal for my practice,” she said.

“It is meaningful for me but may not be for everyone else.

“I made it in 2013, I wanted to keep it as a symbol, a turning point in my career.”

The artist is making a plea for the person who stole it to return it to the gallery.

“I am hoping if they know how much it means to me, their conscience may kick in and return it the same way.

“That would be my preference, I don’t want to hunt someone down for this, I am not vindictive.

“If anyone knows the person and could convince them to put in back in.”

If anyone has information about the stolen sculpture please contact Fremantle Police or Crime Stoppers.