Now, these are exactly the sort of Giants to entice Freo folk to visit Mandurah soon, or simply take a short train ride to Subiaco to meet them!
Thomas Dambo’s much-awaited GIANTS OF MANDURAH have arrived and are waiting for you to visit.
One of the Giants, Billi Bob, has however found his way to Subiaco. This particularly curious Giant wandered off on his very own adventure. After a long journey from Mandurah, he is now in the leafy surrounds of Subi.
Billi Bob is to be found resting under the trees in the Theatre Gardens, next to the Art Centre on Hensman Road.
Billie Bob is lost and has fallen asleep. Which is quite something to see, as he’s 6m long and 2m high, and to be found lying on his side with one arm under his head and the other shading his eyes.
Nearby, you’ll find a big rock with a wooden tablet. On it is a beautiful poem written by Thomas Dambo, the artist himself. If you scan the QR Code, you will get instructions on how to find the other Giants.
This Subiaco park is a great place for families with a nature playground in the park, as well as BBQ’s and places to sit. It is dog friendly too. The accessible all-gender toilets are located on the south side of the Subiaco Arts Centre.
To discover the other Giants, however, you must travel to the Mandurah, in the Peel region.
These amazing artworks are bringing the folklore of two cultures together.
Thomas Dambo is the world’s leading recycle artist. He is from Copenhagen, Denmark. Thomas creates larger than life sculptures from recycled wood, and places them all over the world. This is the first time his Giants have appeared in Australia.
Around Mandurah, the sculpture locations provide an outdoor walking trail experience, with each location featuring varying levels of access.
Remember to wear proper walking shoes and a hat, and to carry water and apply your sun protection. Allow several hours to find all the Giants.
Make your way to the Mandurah Visitor Centre and collect a map with locations or download your own map right here.
The Giants of Mandurah exhibition welcomes visitors of all abilities.
The exhibition runs a whole year, until 12 November 2023.
Thomas has designed this as a game – are you ready to play?
* STORY by Jean Hudson @jeansodyssey. Jean is also our Shipping Correspondent and a regular feature writer and photographer here on the Shipping News. You may also like to follow up her informative Places I Love stories, as well as other feature stories and Freo Today photographs, right here.
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