We are excited to announce Perth artist collective Heavy Duty will exhibit a major work, ‘Beach Goals’, as the Tourism Western Australia Invited Artist at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022.
Set to be one of the most popular works at the 2022 exhibition, ‘Beach Goals’ is a large-scale, interactive installation of AFL goals, which unites two Australian icons – Australian Rules Football and the beach.
The 7.5m tall work will be installed in the water at Cottesloe Beach, where visitors will be invited to kick a footy through the partly submerged goals. The artists said the work illustrates the global warming crisis that is seemingly ignored as football maintains its status.
Heavy Duty is an art collective with backgrounds in architecture, art and design whose installations and sculptures are often created with a social or environmental conscience. Its work has been exhibited with the City of Melville, the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance and MAN-TLE, and the group has collaborated and created commissioned works with Butter Goods, the West Australian Forrest Alliance and RTRFM.
Said Heavy Duty, “Sculpture by the Sea has always been a high presentation of avant-garde work and we’re humbled to join this year’s collective of talented artists to put our own perspective into the world.”
‘Beach Goals’ has also received financial support from Western Australian independent supermarket chain The Good Grocer, which saw a strong alignment between the artwork’s global warming message and its sustainability initiatives.