Winter Sky

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.

Easter Bunnies

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.

The Medium is the Message

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.