Sculpture at Bathers generating interest in art world

Sculptor Thomas de Munk-Kerkmeer.|Picture: Matt Jelonek        d465550
Sculptor Thomas de Munk-Kerkmeer.|Picture: Matt Jelonek        d465550

ART and the beach will combine when more than 80 homegrown WA artists take part in Sculpture at Bathers.

Scores of large sculptures will be scattered throughout the beach, courtyard, boardwalks, paths and limestone cliffs, while smaller pieces will be on display inside Kidogo Arthouse.

Artist Thomas de Munk-Kerkmeer, who did an artist-in-residence at Little Creatures Brewery last week to finish his piece, showed his dedication to his art by catching a train to and from Northam for all but one of the five days of his residency.

He said his piece Generator was an “abstract, kinetic work powered by the wind, possibly spinning at high speed”.

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“The bands and blocks of colour could represent information, for example, different landscapes, seascapes, flags, emotions or opinions,” he said.

“The colours and the movement possibly relate to contemporary information technology.

“I enjoy going to beach shows. I love the ocean and the beach and enjoying an enormous variety of creative works can be both stimulating and relaxing for our being.”

As well as the long-awaited return of Kelp Bar, the event will also include a satellite exhibition inside the Esplanade Hotel foyer.

Sculpture at Bathers will be at Bathers Beach from February 25 to March 12.

Visit www.sculptureatbathers.|com.au for more information.