Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sculpture by the Sea 2010










It wasn’t too windy and it wasn’t too bright, just the right weather for my trip to the sea... I really enjoyed the entire exhibition and in fact I think it’s the best one yet!!!

So I have my favourite’s picked out, ones that struck me in the head and I may just be a little bias with my choice, as there is a couple of works by Artist’s that I know personally and those include Samantha Whittingham’s ‘Doorway’ up on Marks Park Lookout... This wildly huge work of a continuous doorway, I first thought it was made of steel and greatly relieved it was made of wood, really is an amazing piece and if I’d been a small child would have gladly enjoyed a dizzy run through it...

‘Oh My God’ by Lucy Vader a darling friend at Mackenzie’s Bay is a stand out piece, a phrase used widely by all of us, combining her Architectural background with the English language effectively...

Jeramie Carter, who I met through my fellow sixtoeighter James P Gilmour, comes from Coffs Harbour... I fell in love with his work before I even met him... ‘The Dancer’ is an absolutely beautiful piece, polished stainless steel to the inch of it’s life, offering a vast selection of reflections... Perfect for the vainest of characters... I dared not to touch it after hearing constant updates in it’s making, of blood sweat and tears and almost losing an eye!!!

I would have thought twice though of it’s position at Mackenzie’s Bay View, it really needed to be placed where you can walk around it comfortably, as I discovered when I made my video... I almost slipped into the ditch!!!

Moving right along, Sally Kidall’s ‘At the table: are we sitting comfortably’ at Bondi Beach Viewpoint... Ok, I’m a sucker for anything green and especially made with grass... This piece exuded confidence and comfort... I really really wanted to sit down at it and run my fingers through the grass... A really lovely piece...

Up at Mark’s Park Lookout with the wow factor... ‘Entering the exit’ by Braddon Snape... Big white shiny welded epoxy coated steel looked absolutely fantastic with the ocean backdrop... And ‘Tide’s Turn’ by Peter Collins, a gigantic eucalpyt crashing wave could very easily double as an adventurous pergola... ‘Bureaucratic Tank’ by Edward Horne, a brilliant reuse of office furniture to the point of wanting to seriously collect those government hued filing cabinet’s...

Down at Tamarama Beach I found ‘Evidence - The Trail Continues’ by Kerrie Argent... Thinking about the enormity of the work involved and the tireless collecting of all those bottle tops, it’s an impressive piece that makes you really think about recycling plastic!!!

And lastly ‘Flake’ by Gary Deirmendjian at Tamarama Park reminded me of ‘Cloverfield’ and all those other monster and disaster movies... It’s a very entertaining piece and I love how the light still works...

Written by Fleur

28th October - 14 November 2010
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