The Beacons

This series of giant sculptures in steel and timber, stand as prominent punctuations through the suburb of Shorehaven.

They are the culmination of a dynamic collaboration of artists and designers working in an intensive workshop to create a unique interpretation of the place.

The forms are derived from the narrative of this location called Alkimos. The districts name is from the ship that was wrecked on the reef in 1963. The ships ribs and deteriorating hull started a concept. The idea of a beacon or buoy marking the wreck was extended to series of pieces signalled through to a position high on the nearby road junction Marmion Avenue. The forms reflect the indigenous Banksia flower, the “Banksia Candle”, the wreck itself, marine buoy and the lobster pots used on the reef. All these elements combine to create the Beacons.