Sculptures By The Sea – A Gallery Of Images

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Posted by on March 12, 2015

 “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…”

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My senses were well and truly on overload last weekend ‘mooching’ in the Autumn sunshine appreciating (and perhaps occasionally questioning) an eclectic display of art at the 11th Annual Sculpture By The Sea Exhibition held on Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia. We joined hundreds of people wandering around with sand beneath our toes, the sound of the ocean lapping at the shore and the seagulls calling out overhead – can you picture it?

Having less ‘stuff’ is certainly encouraging us to leave our little ‘nest’ quite regularly to explore and discover our surrounding area and support local community run events.  Every day we pass sculptures from previous years which decorate the area – in school yards, middle of round-a-bouts and nature reserves so we were keen to see this years display all in the one location.

There are 70 local, interstate and international Artists presenting their work in this ‘sculpture park’ which, according to the Sculptures By The Sea website, makes this “one of the world’s largest free to the public events”.

Here are the 16 which had the biggest impact on me – may they bring colour, awe and happiness into your day…

Naidee Changmoh – the ascetic

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Wang Shugang – man on ball

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Ben Juniper – horizon

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David Cerny – babies three pieces

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Wendi Zhang – mi no. 5

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Sally Stoneman – boulders

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Yuko Takahashi – way of the wind 2015

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Virginia King – turning stones

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Kim Perrier – ashes to ashes

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Ayad Alqaragholli – hearts in paradise

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Chen Wenling – harbour

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Ken Unsworth – my home is your home

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Brad Jackson – conventus

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Russell Sheridan – sisters

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Paul Stanwick-Wright – mr melancholy

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Norton Flavel – lucky country

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And to finish – looking back along Cottesloe Beach…

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Storing away these images is no benefit to anyone so, todays post is for those of you who are unable to visit this exhibition in person. Maybe you can make the one in Bondi from the 22 October – 8 November 2015 or Denmark from 5 June – 5 July 2015.

When I see something inspiring I experience this incredible urge to share, so, over a period of three visits, my humble iphone and I (together with our limited photographic ability) have attempted to capture both the Sculptures By The Sea pieces and the surrounding atmosphere. This is not the beginnings of a career in photography or a change of direction towards being an acclaimed Art Critic. Publishing these images is simply a quest to make you and who ever you choose to share them with, smile. Did we do ok – can you pick a favourite?

How’s this for a great conversation starter!

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– Shea

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