There are already many interesting sculptures at Bathers Beach where the installation of the 2017 Sculpture@Bathers show is under construction.
The exhibition that showcases 80 WA sculptors will open this weekend and will be on Fremantle’s inner city beach for two weeks.
Bruce Abbott from REPLANTS has planted some trees in the beach sand, so that is something very different
Many of the works will be lit up at night, as is the cliff face at Arthur Head, so a perfect excuse to go and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, see some great local art and eat fish&chips.
Installation of the artworks for the Sculpture@Bathers show on Fremantle’s Bathers Beach started this morning.
Eighty Western Australian sculptors will showcase their art from Saturday for two weeks all around the beach, on the boardwalk and inside Kidogo Arthouse.
My brand new and delightful friend Sian made me aware this morning that the Shimmer artwork by Freo artist Susan Flavell had been installed outside the Esplanade Hotel, so here a photo.
The work was first shown at the 2015 Sculpture @Bathers show and was sold to a mining millionaire who sent it to Queensland where two bronze casts were made of the orginal work.
Now one of these bronzes is traveling around the Perth metro area to promote the S&B 2017 show which starts next Friday at Bathers Beach.
Exciting news from the great Fremantle SCULPTURE@BATHERS art exhibition! The show will be held for the third time next year from February 25 till March 12, 2017 at Bathers Beach. 85 of the very best and renowned Western Australian 3D artists have already confirmed their participation in this brilliant show case of WA art.
But there is a whole new aspect to the show with the international World Match Racing Championships being held off Bathers Beach during the second week of S@B! This will give the Western Australian artists international live coverage all over the planet. Last year’s WSC was seen in over 100 countries, so that will be great exposure for the exhibition.
One of Perth’s best designers will design a new logo for Sculpture@Bathers and one of the participating artists is working on a design for T-shirts. Make sure to be early and buy one of these collectors’ items when they are on sale early next year!
The gorgeous Simon Gilby sculpture made out of salt for the Sculpture@Bathers exhibition in March has slowly been eroded by waves, wind and rain, and this morning looked rather forlorn in the wild Indian Ocean at Bathers Beach.
I love art that changes because of nature and the environment. Simon Gilby’s work was one of my favourites at the Fremantle sculpture exhibition that showed we have an abundance of amazing creative talent in Western Australia.
The SCULPTURE@BATHERS People’s Favourite has been announced and it is the big lovable beast ‘Shimmer’ by Sue Flavell that was displayed inside Kidogo Arthouse.
While the show has been packed up one sculpture has been left and is worth going to see. It is the figure made out of salt by Simon Gilby that stands in the ocean and is slowly disappearing as the elements are eroding it.
There is a bit of sadness but also of relief that the Sculpture@Bathers art show finished on Sunday evening. All the volunteers and artists gave so much of their time that many are pretty exhausted and the clean up is still to come next week.
It has been one of the most satisfying and inspiring community projects I have been involved in with a great positive mob of very professional people, lead by one of the arts statesman of W.A. Tony Jones and his wife Pam.
On the ball-and always there-curators Liz Cartell and Kerry Paddon worked their bottoms off to create the sales needed to not end up in the red, while the young guns Julia Watts and Lauren Broom looked after social media promotion. Steve and his team set up the show and will do all the hard work of taking it down and getting the sold works delivered. There were tens of volunteers patrolling the beach to make sure the artworks were safe and also students from Central TAFE.
It has been a labour of love but I am sure everyone is keen to do it all over again in two years from now.
Thank you everyone for making SCULPTURE@BATHERS a memorable experience!
SCULPTURE@BATHERS has a good review in today’s West Australian newspapers, so to wet your appetite I am putting a slide show presentation on for you all.
The weather is going to be gorgeous all weekend in Fremantle, Kidogo Arthouse will be open till 8 pm so you can view the inside works. the Kelp Bar is open, there is a food market and the artists at Captain’s Lane next to the Roundhouse have a free concert from 5-9 pm.
Tomorrow is the big Seafood Festival on Bathers Beach, so there is really no excuse to stay at home this weekend.
Workers have started setting up for Sunday’s big Seafood Festival so that is another reason to come to Bathers Beach. The KELP BAR at Kidogo Arthouse is open today and Saturday from 4pm and from midday on Sunday. it’s the best and most arty spot in town to have a cold beer or glass of wine.
This stunning artwork Homage to Chris Hill by Oliver Stretton-Pow sits on the site of the former one kilometre-long jetty at Bathers Beach and is one of the 75 exhibits in SCULPTURE@BATHERS. The jetty gives perfect shade to those who like to be on the beach but not in the full sun and that makes for an interesting photo.
Sculpture at Bathers runs till Sunday evening and the grand finale is the Fremantle Seafood Festival, with many stalls, live music, cooking demonstrations by famous chefs, etc. at Bathers Beach and the Fishing Boat Harbour. Entry is free and the weather forecast good, so bring the family, friends and try the new fusion delicacy of art and seafood.