If you've read anything I've written about Perth, you will probably have noticed I'm a big fan of Perth beaches. That's usually because they're quiet, unspoiled and simply beautiful. But sometimes it's because they're bustling and full of fun - like every March when Sculpture by the Sea comes to Cottesloe Beach.
|Cottesloe Beach: A normal beach with a few additions|
I think it's a fantastic way to persuade people who might not normally be interested in art that it can be fun and enjoyable to look at. I also love that it's just there, sitting on the beach, and I especially love that the local regular swimmers just walk around the sculptures to get to the water's edge and take their daily swim. Although I guess they are not too impressed with all the crowds interrupting their normal activities!
|Regular swimmers work around the sculptures|
But my memorable moment for this year's Sculpture by the Sea comes from my blogging friend Glennys from The Ponder Room who recently pondered, after seeing some visiting Congolese musicians explore Sculpture by the Sea:
What would they think of our strange little isolated city where it appears we dump our artworks on the sand?Indeed! Other cities build expensive gallery buildings! Of course, we have them too, but I do rather love the idea of being a city that feels like art belongs on the beach.