Artist loses her head after art gallery theft
AN artist has been left shattered after one of her sculptures was stolen from the KOPA exhibition at Fremantle’s Moores Gallery.
Artist Jana Braddock said the sculpture comprised three skulls, two with lines on it and one white. One of the lined skulls is believed to have been stolen between lunchtime September 25 and the morning of Wednesday, September 26.
Braddock said the work was not for sale and it was a sentimental piece.
“The sculpture changed the trajectory for my practice; it was pivotal for my practice,” she said.
“It is meaningful for me but may not be for everyone else.
“I made it in 2013. I wanted to keep it as a symbol, a turning point in my career.”
She pleaded for the person who stole it to return it to the gallery.
“I am hoping if they know how much it means to me, their conscience may kick in and return it the same way,” Braddock said.
“That would be my preference.
I don’t want to hunt someone down for this, I am not vindictive.
“If anyone knows the person, could they convince them to put it back in.”
If anyone has information about the stolen sculpture, call Fremantle Police or Crime Stoppers.
Part of Jana Braddock’s sculpture featuring three skulls has been stolen from Moores Gallery.