We were in central Perth earlier this week and stopped look at this unusual artwork, installed in Forrest Place. It is part of the Winter Arts Festival and is by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman. It is titled Sky and was inspired by Perth’s winter skies – though at the time the sky was unbroken blue and looking decidedly unwintry.
The artwork is amusing to photograph, since it responds to people walking past and collapses when there is no-one nearby. It will be there until June 15 and should be a great hit with children.
Here are two more murals that we noticed during our recent visit to Claremont. The zebra above is one of a pair by Anya Brock, located above one of the entrances into Claremont Quarter shopping centre. The one below is by Hannah Atcheson (aka Han Solo Art) and is in a side alley at the back of the shops.
While we were in Claremont recently, we also went back for another look at several murals that we had seen previously – including those by local Perth artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers (above) and Adelaide artist KAB101 below.
We were in the Perth suburb of Claremont recently, and stopped to admire this mushroom mural at Claremont Quarter shopping centre. It’s by Amok Island, one of our favourite local mural artists. You’ll find his work in many parts of Perth, including Curtin University, Leederville and Fremantle.
On the weekend we went to the Linton and Kay Gallery in the Old Perth Technical School building (above) to see the exhibition of artworks by Hayley Welsh, titled “Torn“.
The exhibition was nicely arranged, giving a feeling that you were actually in the artist’s studio.
There were plenty of Hayley’s trademark floppy eared rabbits (or something like rabbits anyway), in a variety of forms. You can also see a mural by her at Curtin University. The exhibition runs through to 23 April and is well worth a visit.
Also spotted this Invader mosaic in Hong Kong – a bit of a surprise, since HK isn’t very welcoming of unauthorised art.
Today is the last day of Sculpture by the Sea at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach. Here are two more artworks that we liked, both with an environmental focus.
The giant soft drink can above is “Cansumerism” by Hayley Bahr and Tim Keevil, and the sculpture below is “Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam – it’s made out of plastic soft drink bottles.