Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2018
19 March 2018 | by Robyn Benken
Glinting Rock, Swirling Fish, Subtle Fossils, Hidden Seed, Feral Cats and Cockatoos.
Up to 20 Volunteers from Cottesloe Coastcare have been selling Catalogues for the past thirteen years at the Annual Exhibition of Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe. It is a spectacular display of over 70 Australian and International artworks allowing intimate, close-up experiences – most of the sculptures can be touched, several can be entered and some reflect the viewer in multiple, magic ways. This year strong environmental messages were manifest: 20 cleverly constructed kites in the form of our threatened Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos were flown as ‘flash mobs’ in the large space before a semi-circular wall of 72 curved, reflecting mirrors.
Subtle fossils in sandstone from a petrified Indian sea bed, evoked our ancient past, also an enigmatic seed embedded in chicken wire.
Our continuous rebirth and mesmerising colourful fish swirling inside a steel dome our marine magic.