Thursday, May 7, 2009


Sculpture seems to be thriving in Perth, especially by the sea. We went to Rockingham today to see the Castaways exhibition on the foreshore. I really enjoyed it. The pieces were all made from recycled or repurposed materials.

These are some of my favourites:

From a distance the seagulls on the old jetty posts looked totally real.

I loved the texture of this wooden beam. It was almost completely eaten away by borers, so it was quite lacelike. One of the disadvantages of my camera is that it doesn't have a viewfinder, and the screen is totally useless in bright light, so photos are sometimes a bit hit and miss. It was miss here because the holes aren't obvious.

There were some clever ideas. This is a beach shelter made from recycled aluminium cans.

This is old computers, monitors and TV in a fishing net. It was titled "The Net".

I loved these grass trees made from bottle tops and other bits.

There were lots of other pieces I liked as well, but these last two were outstanding.

This piece by Graham Hay is made from discarded brochures and clay.

The plant pots were recycled metal. The plants are real.

If you are able to get down to Rockingham the exhibition is well worth a visit. But you need to get your skates on - it closes on Sunday.

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