Artist loses her head af­ter art gallery theft

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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