On a warm summer evening I feel so privileged to be able to wander down to my local beach and see Sculpture by the Sea, in one of three places that hosts this international exhibition.
For a few weeks, the beach and foreshore of Cottesloe is a mass of people mingling with each other, swimming and eating picnics amidst a large diverse collection of sculptures.
Cottesloe, Western Australia, has hosted this annual exhibition for the last eleven years and it certainly appears to fulfill the dream of the founders in providing a major free artistic event that encourages a sense of community. The ephemeral nature of the exhibition adds to its popularity.
Only a few kilometers away in Fremantle, another Sculpture event on Bathers Beach exhibits West Australian artists.
Made of salt this sculpture is truly ephemeral as it is gradually eroded by the Indian Ocean.
As the sun drops the surreal qualities of some of the exhibits add to their beauty.
As darkness falls the sculptures are momentarily silhouetted, then gone.
Details of the exhibits and artists can be found on these website: