March 6, 2008

Aluminium Shines at Sculpture by the Sea

Aluminium is displaying its versatility at Cottesloe Beach at the fourth annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.

This year, 11 artists have used aluminium as a material in their creations while four of the sculptures are made purely of aluminium.
Alcoa’s Managing Director Alan Cransberg said that Alcoa was delighted to be able to provide the light and versatile metal to the sculpture artists.
“Our partnership with Sculpture by the Sea not only showcases the sustainable nature of the aluminium we produce, but it also allows broad community access to the arts,” Mr Cransberg said.
“A key aspect of Alcoa’s approach to sustainability is partnering stronger communities and we believe that creative communities are stronger communities.”
“Alcoa focuses on partnering with organisations, initiatives and events that make access to the arts a reality for all and Sculpture by the Sea certainly fits that bill,” Mr Cransberg said.
Sculpture by the Sea also encompasses the Alcoa Education Program which will see over 1300 Western Australian school students participate in workshops, on the sand at Cottesloe Beach, with practicing contemporary artists during the exhibition.
The workshops enable students to create their own mini-sculptures and learn about the sustainability of aluminium.
As a co-principal sponsor of Sculpture by the Sea, Alcoa has purchased the sculpture ‘time frame’ by Western Australian artist Derek Roach.  Alcoa will donate the sculpture, as a gift, to the Town of Kwinana.
Sculpture by the Sea is a free public exhibition which runs from 6 – 18 March 2008.