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Pericles Studios, print room, and courtyard.
Incorporating Quattro Framing.
Sat - Sun 1pm - 5pm (from Jan 2013)
124 WELLINGTON STREET,
MOSMAN PARK WA 6012
Ph: 9286 1959
Closed from 21 Dec 2012 to 21 Jan 2013
and closed Mondays 2013
TOM DE MUNK-KERKMEER
Northam-based sculptor Tom de Munk-Kerkmeer is a
recent winner of the Helen Lempriere scholarship,
worth $30,000, who likes to use found objects in his
work. He tells us about the appeal of different cultures, and
occasionally bin-diving for art supplies.
Travel has influenced me. I made a stopover in Hong Kong,
and saw this huge scaffolding, about 20 storeys high, made
from bamboo. It was attached to a very modern, concrete
and glass skyscraper. I was surprised and awestruck by this
combination of cultures.
Luchtkasteel is made from bamboo and old bicycle
rubber. It looks fragile, but stands up well to the elements.
The rubber is cut into strips and tied together, which creates
a really strong bond.
I’m an avid recycler. Part of my sculpture at Bondi was
made from bamboo clumps near my home. I’m not sure if
I should tell you this, but today I went through a waste bin!
It was sort of like going bin-diving. I had a look inside, saw
a bed and a mattress and thought, “This isn’t what I need,” but
I walked around one of the corners and found a pile of paint
tins. There was about 15 litres in them!
Painting the work is a very meditative process. I don’t use
tape to get straight lines, I concentrate on doing this by hand.
It’s a more abstract style. I want to stimulate the imagination of
people, and leave space for them to draw their own conclusions.
I think there’s a bit of an expectation for sculpture to be made
from wood, steel or stone – that sort of thing. Sculpture by the Sea
is fantastic because it opens people’s minds to other possibilities.
You see all kinds of materials on show there. It really takes
sculpture to the next level.
Peter Lund berg a nd Tom de Munk-Ke rkme er will exhibit at Sculpture by the
Sea, Cottesloe , from March 8-25. Visit sculpture bythesea.com.
Luchtkasteel, by Tom de
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