Art teacher’s nostalgic sculpture by the sea
Throngs of people will descend upon Cottesloe Beach this long weekend to take in the popular Sculptures by the Sea. Among the works on display will be a sculpture by new Christ Church art teacher Jean-Marc Rivalland.
Mr Rivalland, who started at Christ Church in late 2011, is no stranger to the exhibition. His past entries have been crowd pleasers and his 2012 entry, a rusted HZ Holden panel van sculpture-cum-sarcophagus, has already turned heads at Bondi’s Sculpture by the Sea in November.
His 2007 entry was the popular Old Rules, New Rules, a giant floating eight-ball, while his 2010 entry, Breaking Wave, earned him the 2010 $15,000 NAB WA Sculptor Scholarship. His 2012 piece taps into the nostalgia of driving to Cottesloe Beach in his panel van and going for surf in his younger years.
While not exhibiting this year, Christ Church design and technology technician David Kenworthy has also had his work on show at the event. Mr Kenworthy was an entrant in last year’s exhibition with his quirky piece Modular Wadjulla – a collection of bright plastic garbage bins that glow in the dark at night. He said he wasn’t working on anything at the moment but was considering a project later in the year.
Over 70 local, interstate and international artists will transform Perth’s most popular beach into a stunning sculpture park overlooking the Indian Ocean with some of the most glorious sunsets of any major city in the world.
Sculpture by the Sea is on now until Monday 19 March.