Glass sculpture finds new home

Andrew and Nicola Forrest with glass artist Vaughn Bisschops and WA Museum CEO Alec Coles. Picture: Elle Borgwardd421842
Andrew and Nicola Forrest with glass artist Vaughn Bisschops and WA Museum CEO Alec Coles. Picture: Elle Borgwardd421842

Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation donated the glass Whale Shark sculpture, created by artist Vaughn Bisschops for the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, to the WA Maritime Museum last week.

The sculpture is designed to change with the light, creating a piece of art that is forever changing.

Mrs Forrest said the sculpture would sit prominently on the museum’s balcony looking over the Indian Ocean.

‘The beauty of the sculpture, the importance of the whale shark as a motif for marine conservation, and its inextricable link with WA as its marine wildlife emblem is why we believe the WA Maritime Museum is the perfect home for Transparent Sea,’ she said.

‘Minderoo Foundation is delighted that the WA Maritime Museum will showcase the spectacular beauty of Transparent Sea, so all West Australians will have the opportunity to take in its splendour.’