Gomboc to make history at next month’s Sculptures by the Sea event in Cottesloe

Artist Ron Gomboc with his 2019 Sculptures by the Sea entry entitled Cycle and Motion. Photo: David Baylis
Artist Ron Gomboc with his 2019 Sculptures by the Sea entry entitled Cycle and Motion. Photo: David Baylis

MIDDLE Swan artist Ron Gomboc will make history when he exhibits at this year’s Sculptures by the Sea in Cottesloe.

Gomboc’s 15th year of exhibition at the popular seaside gallery makes him the only Australian artist to be in every Cottesloe exhibition.

“Sculpture is my life and Sculptures by the Sea in Cottesloe is the best professional international gig in town and has given me local and international recognition,” he said.

“The diversity of ideas on display, the scale of the event and most importantly an international component that gives the Western Australian public insight into sculpture from around the world.

“Also being the free public event ensures the attendance of all ages especially the most impressionable younger generation.”

Gomboc said for every entry over the past 15 years, each of his sculptures had its own story.

“It’s very hard to choose a favourite, a little like being asked which of your children is your favourite.,” he said.

“I have been very fortunate that a lot of my sculptures from the Cottesloe exhibitions have found good homes in public and private collections.

“Although I suppose like every sculptor who continues to create, one is often best judged by the most recent work.

“This is why I enjoyed making this year’s entry, as you get older you realise the importance of time and motion.”

Gomboc said this year’s sculpture was titled Cycle of Motion and Repose.

“My sculpture relates to our daily life,” he said.

“Like every journey, time and motion each have beginnings.

“Our existence revolves around the anxiety and uncertainty of expectations and the unknown.”

Gomboc has also been selected from more than 2600 worldwide entries to be the only Australian sculptor at the 2nd International Minqin Sculpture Symposium in China in July.

Sculptures by the Sea runs from March 1- 18.