Sculpture at Bathers 2017 – Distinctively West Australian
Posted: January 31, 2017 at 8:49 PM
Sculpture at Bathers is back! In its biggest testament to home grown WA
talent, the biennial exhibition returns to Bathers’ Beach, Fremantle from 25
February to 12 March 2017. For two weeks, over 80 of our State’s most
talented sculptors will come together in this unique coastal setting.
Underpinning our exhibition is the vision to engage the whole community, to
deliver a significant West Australian contemporary sculpture survey and an
accessible and unforgettable cultural event.
Large scale, robust outdoor works will line the limestone cliffs, stand in the
open courtyard, along the beach, timber boardwalks and winding paths. Inside
the historic galleries of Kidogo Arthouse smaller scale, more intimate works
will be on display.
In a Sculpture at Bathers highlight, guest sculptor Cameron Robbins will
install a signature kinetic artwork site-specific to the unique landscape,
harnessing natural forces: see https://cameronrobbins.com.
More of Cameron’s works will be on display inside the foyer of the Esplanade
Hotel Fremantle by Rydges where a total of 19 sculptors will take their place
in our inaugural satellite exhibition – hosted by our first Principal Corporate
Furthering our community connections artist-in- residence Thomas de Munk –
Kerkmeer will settle in at Little Creatures from Thursday 16 February to
Monday 20 February. Thomas will captivate the Little Creatures crowd whilst
finalising his work for installation at the main exhibition at Bathers Beach.
Children and adults alike will ‘Follow the Shimmer’ to Bathers Beach as our
magical, mythical chimera ‘The Shimmer’ is unleashed on Monday 16
January and begins its journey through Perth to Bathers Beach.
There will be something for everyone in this celebration of our distinctively
West Australian culture and boutique village destination – guided artist talks,
the return of the popular ‘Kelp Bar’, vibrant social events and more.