Artist Profile

Bruce Abbott

Bruce and his team at are pioneers in public ceremonial art installations.


Balga (grass tree)

Burning opening ceremonies PIAF


Balga forest installation inaugural Sculpture at Bathers

Sculpture by the Sea (with Tim Burns)


completing a major work at the Elizabeth quay indigenous interpretive garden.


Seawall Bunker

Year 2020

Materials: Hessian sand bags, sand

Size: Approx. 60 x 2,000 cm dia

Sandbags are a response to flooding. Bunkers are a defensive structure – sometimes the place of final capitulation or surrender. The threat of climate change and sea level rise are both real and imagined. The beach is a place of fun and play. This community constructed work explores the above and provides a focal point for the exhibition closing ceremony.