Alcoa celebrates 10 years partnering with Sculpture by the Sea
As the major sponsor of Sculpture by the Sea, Alcoa has been a partner since the event’s inception in 2005. This year, the event boasts works from 73 Western Australian, Australian and International artists and is one of Australia’s largest free outdoor art exhibitions. The event runs from 7 to 24 March on Cottesloe Beach.
Alcoa’s partnership supports creativity in local and international artists and showcases the versatility of aluminium. Artist Johannes (Harry) Pannekoek received a subsidy from Alcoa to create his aluminium sculpture ‘Signature’.
Harry said his sculpture was inspired by continuous curve and the growth spiral encountered so frequently in nature.
“Using aluminium as a medium allows total flexibility in design because it’s light and strong, especially when curved like this work while also being totally durable.”
The Alcoa School Education Program workshops will also run during the exhibition involving approximately 2400 primary and secondary school children.
The workshops provide children with the opportunity to express themselves through art, connect with the artist and learn about working with aluminium.
Alcoa has invited 340 students from schools in the local communities where they operate as guests to participate in the workshops. Students will travel to Cottesloe from the areas in and around Kwinana, Pinjarra, Wagerup and Alcoa’s mining operations at Dwellingup and Willowdale.
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