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SCULPTURE BY THE SEA World renowned sculptor first time visit

Zhan Wang’s Floating Rock

Sculpture by the Sea have announced that world renowned Chinese sculptor Zhan Wang will be making his first trip to Australia as the Tourism WA Invited International Artist for this year’s exhibition on Cottesloe Beach.

Lucy Humphrey’s Horizon Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2017 Photo Jessica Wyld

Considered one of the most important contemporary artists of the late 20th century and early 21st century, Zhan Wang will be exhibiting a new work created specifically for Sculpture by the Sea titled Floating Rock.

The two metre high and four metre wide stainless steel rock will float on the water at Cottesloe Beach. The mirrored surface of Floating Rock will glitter in the sun.

The artistic feat is the latest addition to Zhan Wang’s series of works, the Artificial Rocks series, which he has been making since 1995. This is the first of his floating sculptures to be anchored to the sea floor as his previous works in the open ocean have either been left to float where the tides took them or have been on pontoons.

Zhan Wang will be speaking about his work in a free public forum at the Art Gallery of Western Australia on Monday, February 26 at 6pm.

Sculpture by the Sea runs from March 2 until March 19 at Cottesloe Beach. 

Koichi Ishino’s Mountains Air Circles Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2017 Photo Jessica Wyld

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