Perth Collective Heavy Duty will be exhibiting one of Sculpture By The Sea’s major works this year with their ‘Beach Goals’ installation.
Given Western Australia’s obsession with all things football, one gets the feeling it’ll be one of this year’s most talked about, and most popular, exhibitions.
The 7.5m tall work will be installed in the water at Cott, and visitors will be able to kick footies through the partly submerged goals.
Heavy Duty point towards it being a reference to the fact that global warming seems to go largely ignored in Australia, while football maintains its status.
You may recognise the Heavy Duty name – the art collective has backgrounds in architecture, art and design and they’ve regular created discussion-stirring pieces around Perth, including arguably their finest work in Kings Park last year:
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“Sculpture by the Sea has always been a high presentation of avant-garde work and we’re humbled to join this year’s collective of talented artists to put our own perspective into the world,” they said. “Tourism WA are demonstrating their commitment to Western Australia’s most valuable asset – their people. Their support of unique, weird and wonderful ideas is what defines Western Australians and we’re grateful to be able to give back.”
“It is always exiting to see the most ambitious of the artists’ proposals each year,” said Founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea David Handley. “This was especially the case when we saw ‘Beach Goals’. To realise the artwork has been a major task for the artists, our staff, engineers and the Town of Cottesloe. We hope people will enjoy the artwork while reflecting on what we can each do to reduce our personal impact on the environment.”
Sculpture by the Sea runs March 4-21, and you can get more info here.