SCULPTURES IN SPRING TIDE
IS Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe Beach held at the wrong time?
Beach businesses love the annual event, which benefits from usually calm conditions. However, some mentioned an event or attraction at the start of the season could wake the public from its winter slumber. One of the tricks of good business is evening the lows and highs of trade.
While no one would wander the beach looking at the sculptures in the howling seabreezes before Christmas, thought could be given to how Cottesloe heralds summer with another event in spring. Like the musical buoy at Challenger Harbour in Fremantle, perhaps a collection of windpowered sculptures using the breezes to sing in the arrival of good weather? Meanwhile, a potentially geothermal heated sea pool would be a year-round attraction.
Jon Bassett - Reporter