Alcoa of Australia is supporting five Western Australian sculptors, who work with aluminium, to create artworks at this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.
Alcoa’s 11-year partnership with Sculpture by the Sea provides a materials subsidy to artists choosing aluminium as their favoured metal to create artworks to inspire and delight audiences at the exhibition.
Acclaimed artist Ron Gomboc, together with Bradley Jackson, Tim Macfarlane Reid, Olivia Samec and James Moe, will display their creative genius using the ‘miracle metal’, aluminium. The metal never rusts, is lightweight with high strength, and is endlessly recyclable – 75 per cent of the metal ever produced since 1888 is still in use today.
R.M. (Ron) Gomboc, cycle of life – living, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015. Photo Jessica Wyld.
An award-winning artist, R.M. (Ron) Gomboc has exhibited at the event each year since 2005. He became the first Australian member of the Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Decade Club last year. He is also a member of the Bondi Decade Club and has exhibited internationally during his four decades of full-time sculpting.
The partnership also includes the Alcoa Schools Education Program, which this year gives over 1000 students and teachers from Western Australian schools a unique opportunity to attend sculpture-making workshops led by well-known artists.