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City of Melville Sculpture Walk 2015

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Enjoy a ramble through a riverside art gallery
As well as fabulous ocean beaches Perth is lucky enough to have beautiful riverside parks and swimming areas. It's still warm enough to explore some of these hidden treasures and a great way to start is a visit to the City of Melville Sculpture Walk. The 12th annual exhibition takes place from 27 March to 12 April at Deep Water Point reserve in Mount Pleasant when the Canning River foreshore provides a temporary home for 29 artworks by WA artists and students.

Melville Sculpture Walk 2015
Image: melvillecity.com.au

The Sculpture Walk offers a unique opportunity to explore works by established and emerging artists. Artists are encouraged to create works that reflect the culture, environment or heritage of the site. Some sculptures have a practical use like the Redback Spider Bike Rack from the 2014 exhibition and many are also available to purchase.

Several prizes are awarded and all visitors have the chance to vote for their favourite in the People's Choice Award. Voting slips and exhibition catalogues are available from the Deep Water Point Café.

Melville Sculpture Walk 2015
A 2013 sculpture by Steve Perry
Image: melvillecity.com.au

As part of the Sculpture Walk the City of Melville is hosting a number of free or low cost activities. On 28 March there's an Art Photography Workshop featuring expert advice from members of the Heathcote Camera Club. Cost is$5 and registration is essential. All skill levels are welcome. History buffs will enjoy a Local History Walk on 31 March and youngsters have their own special Story Tim and craft activity on 9 April. The walk and story time are free and no bookings are required.

Sculpture Walk 2015 is a free community event open daily from 27 March to 12 April.
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Why? Local talent in a beautiful setting
When: Friday 27 March to Sunday 12 April
Where: Deep Water Point, The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant
Cost: Free
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