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Sculpture by the Sea: Background Briefing

Friday, 05 April 2019


The School of Arts and Humanities invites you to the exhibition opening of Sculpture by the Sea: Background Briefing, a collaborative exhibition initiative developed between Edith Cowan University and Sculpture by the Sea. The exhibition consists of prototypical works created as experiments, trials and tests for sculptures produced by some of the exhibiting artists that provided the basis for the construction of their final works displayed at the Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 exhibition.

These ‘background’ works are intricate and keenly contemplated – valid as artworks in their own right, they offer the opportunity to observe the multitude of methods that artists employ in their practice.

This ‘behind the scenes’ exhibition will be hosted in Gallery 25, ECU’s newest gallery located at the Mount Lawley campus and aims to demonstrate the processes involved in getting artworks exhibition ready – from conceptual starting point, to site preparation, engineering specifications, structural development and artwork realisation. This is an opportunity to show the multiple levels of engagement in the arts and the background work that goes into the production of significant pieces.

Curated by Sue Starcken, exhibiting artists include:

  • Anne Neil
  • Britt Mikkelsen
  • Denise Pepper
  • Penelope Forlano
  • Miik Green
  • Tim Macfarlane Reid
  • Stephen Marr
  • Stephen Tepper

This exhibition promises to be a dynamic and compelling project showcasing works that are usually unseen and yet so vital to the art making process. The School of Arts and Humanities is proud to bring you this community event and the prospect of creating a new context for artworks that is both compelling and exciting.

Event details

Sculpture by the Sea: Background Briefing will be open to the public from Friday, 24 May to Friday, 21 June at Gallery 25, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.

Opening event

Date: Friday 24 May 2019
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Gallery 25, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.122
RSVP: By Tuesday, 21 May to Sue Starcken

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Or by appointment – contact Sue Starcken


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