Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe
It’s not everyday that a trip to the beach involves a giant goon bag, apart from in Cottesloe that is. Unfortunately, this one isn’t actually filled with goon, but is part of Sculpture by the Sea, an exhibition located on the golden sands of Cottesloe Beach with the sculptures back-dropped by crashing waves. Billed as the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition it would interest both those with a keen interest in art and anybody who just fancies getting a photo of themselves “drinking” out of the giant goon bag.
Sculpture by the Sea is staged at Cottesloe Beach, just outside Perth, once a year to showcase the work of both local and international artists. The exhibition is completely free, but there are catalogues for sale that gave more information about each sculpture. A surfboard graveyard and a wave of thousands of Barbie dolls are just two of the more unusual works on display.
A family-friendly event that mixes culture with the coast, once you’ve had your fill of art there’s a whole beach in which to escape to sunbathe, swim or body board. If you stay around until evening you can catch the beautiful sunset over the Indian Ocean.
7-24 March 2014
How to get there?
Cottesloe is located on the Perth-Fremantle train line. Check the TransPerth website for times.
Everyday during the exhibition between 10.30am and 5pm a free bus called the Cott Cat will travel every 15 minutes between Cottesloe train station and the beachfront.