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Culture on the Beach in Western Australia

A touch of culture is hitting the beach in Western Australia this March with the prestigious free public exhibition Sculpture by the Sea venuing on Cottesloe Beach between 3 – 20 March. The event will feature artists from across Australia as well as China, Germany, Japan, Finland, New Zealand and the Czech Republic.

Sculpture by the Sea
Credit: Sculpture by the Sea
Photographer: Karen Castle


Sculpture by the Sea
Credit: Sculpture by the Sea
Photographer: Louise Beaumont

The event is also exhibiting major works by two of the world’s best-known artists, Sir Tony Cragg RA and Zadok Ben-David, both who are Tourism Western Australia Invited Artists.

Cragg, one of the world’s foremost sculptors, is exhibiting Luke (2008) a monumental and complex bronze sculpture where profiles appear and disappear from the surface. This work exemplifies the artist’s continued and prolific sculptural push over the past 40 years toward a newly abstracted understanding of the human figure that questions why we are as we are, and why we look like we do.

Ben-David, one of England and Israel’s best known artists, first came to prominence as part of the New British Sculpture Movement in the early 1980s which reacted against much of the minimal and conceptual art of the 60’s and 70’s. The monumental figurative corten steel sculpture Big Boy (2016), presented for its inaugural showing at Sculpture by the Sea, is from the artist’s most recent body of work, inspired by travelling the world crossing paths with people, ‘People I Saw but Never Met’.

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Images courtesy of Tourism Australia and Sculpture by the Sea


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