Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe: 6 - 18 March 2008
Ron Gomboc, International Artists & Sculpture by the Sea
We are pleased to announce that Ron Gomboc is the inaugural Distinguished Invited Western Australian Artist for Sculpture by the sea, Cottesloe.
 
Working in stainless steel or aluminium Ron has exhibited in many of our Bondi exhibitions and all of our Cottesloe shows. Over the years he has won a number of awards and been purchased by collectors across the country, with 'Spirit of the Albatross', pictured below, purchased by Alcoa Aluminium for installation in Geelong, Victoria.
 
Over the past 25 years Ron and his wife Terrie have invited artists from across the world to stay with them to make sculptures in Ron's studio. In the lead up to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Jean-Pierre Rives of France and Keizo Ushio of Japan have joined the Gombocs to work on sculptures for shows with the Gombocs and for our show at Cottesloe.
Ron Gomboc, Spirit of the Albatross
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2005, photo Jo Ferris
Last year Ron and Jean-Pierre struck up a friendship, with Jean-Pierre inviting Ron to exhibit with him in Paris in the lead up to the 2007 Rugby World Cup (yes, Jean-Pierre is the rugby Jean-Pierre, former French captain, hated by the English, loved by everyone else!). He currently has a great show on at the Gomboc's gallery
(www.gomboc-gallery.com.au) in Middle Swan, Perth.
Ron Gomboc (left) and Jean-Pierre Rives preparing sculptures for Jean-Pierre's
exhibition at the Gomboc Gallery
Ron Gomboc and Jean-Pierre Rives
 
Keizo Ushio working on his sculpture
 
Keizo is one of Japan's leading sculptors who has been exhibiting with Sculpture by the Sea since 1999. He is this year's international invited artist for the 25th Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey which runs from 1 - 29 June.
Jean-Pierre Rives Memoire d'Horizon
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2006, photo Jo Ferris
With the first sculptures to be installed on Cottesloe Beach tomorrow we look forward to sending you images of the works, in particular some great sunset shots.
Keizo Ushio Oushi Zokei 2006
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2006, photo by Jo Ferris

 


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