Sculpture at Bathers 2017 – Distinctively West Australian

Sculpture at Bathers is back! In its biggest testament to home grown WAtalent, the biennial exhibition returns to Bathers’ Beach, Fremantle from 25February to 12 March 2017. For two weeks, over 80 of our State’s mosttalented sculptors will come together in this unique coastal setting.Underpinning our exhibition is the vision to engage the whole community, todeliver a significant West Australian contemporary sculpture survey and anaccessible and unforgettable cultural event.

Large scale, robust outdoor works will line the limestone cliffs, stand in theopen courtyard, along the beach, timber boardwalks and winding paths. Insidethe historic galleries of Kidogo Arthouse smaller scale, more intimate workswill be on display.

In a Sculpture at Bathers highlight, guest sculptor Cameron Robbins willinstall a signature kinetic artwork site-specific to the unique landscape,harnessing natural forces: see

More of Cameron’s works will be on display inside the foyer of the EsplanadeHotel Fremantle by Rydges where a total of 19 sculptors will take their placein our inaugural satellite exhibition – hosted by our first Principal CorporateSponsor.

Furthering our community connections artist-in- residence Thomas de Munk -Kerkmeer will settle in at Little Creatures from Thursday 16 February toMonday 20 February. Thomas will captivate the Little Creatures crowd whilstfinalising his work for installation at the main exhibition at Bathers Beach.

Children and adults alike will ‘Follow the Shimmer’ to Bathers Beach as ourmagical, mythical chimera ‘The Shimmer’ is unleashed on Monday 16January and begins its journey through Perth to Bathers Beach.

There will be something for everyone in this celebration of our distinctivelyWest Australian culture and boutique village destination – guided artist talks,the return of the popular ‘Kelp Bar’, vibrant social events and more.