Sculptor’s work set for Bondi

Tom de Munk-Kerkmeer with his creation.
Tom de Munk-Kerkmeer with his creation.

His creation Transformation will be shown at this year’s high-profile Bondi Sculptures by the Sea.

The work features a collection of pine building off-cuts, aluminium tubing and pieces of fencing wire painted in bright colours and strung on 2mm stainless steel cables.

‘I like to develop works and recycling materials is really important to me,’ he said.

Some of his sculptures have made use of an old TV antenna and materials from a burnt out house.

‘It’s a meditative process and all the colours have a meaning but the meanings aren’t fixed,’ he said.

‘It’s abstract and open to interpretation.’

Munk-Kermeer, who moved to Northam from Hamilton Hill two years ago, has exhibited at about six different venues in the past two years.

He said the beauty of his sculptures was that they required assembly and could change depending on where and how they were set up.

‘This sculpture needs to be strung into a tree and then part of it stuck into the ground,’ he said.

The 17th annual Bondi Sculptures by the Sea is the world’s largest annual free, outdoor sculpture exhibition. It is held from October 24 to November 10 along the iconic Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk.

The coastline will be transformed into a spectacular outdoor exhibition featuring more than 100 works by Australian and international artists.

There will be more than 40 first-time exhibitors, including work by artists from Denmark, Japan and New Zealand.