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Sculpture @ Bathers Beach

In February (2020) Bather's Beach in Fremantle hosted the Sculpture at Bather's Beach exhibition. Although on a smaller scale than Cottesloe's Sculptures by the Sea there were still plenty of original artworks to see on the beach and around nearby Kidogo Arthouse.

We entered Bather's Beach via the Old Whaler's Tunnel under the Round House. You can read about the history of shipwrecks and whalers as you pass through.

Bather's Beach is a small beach but there were plenty of sculptures to look at.

Kidogo Arthouse is in the heritage-listed Old Kerosene Store, built in 1884. There are numerous interpretive signs situated around the building detailing this unique part of Freo history.

The grassed area outside Kidogo Arthouse was also popping with artworks.

You can also see the remains of the Long Jetty. The Long Jetty was built in the late 1800's and meant that goods could be offloaded directly from the ships rather than being brought to shore on barges. It was a terrible location for a jetty though and when the inner harbour was opened in 1897 the jetty became obsolete. In the early 1900's sea baths were constructed, separated into men's and women's sections.

Sculpture at Bathers is a biennial event so should return in 2022.

If you want to see more public art in Fremantle head to:



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