WA sculpture trail

A series of enormous wooden sculptures will be installed south of Perth this year, in an Australian-first.

Photography by Thomas Dambo and westernaustralia.com

09 June 2022


Visitors to Western Australia will have yet another reason to get out and explore, with the addition of a fascinating Sculpture Trail in the coastal town of Mandurah.

Created by renowned Danish artist, Thomas Dambo and standing at up to five metres tall, these protectors of the environment will each have their own distinct personality.

“We can design an entire world out of trash when we know what to do with it. That’s why I build these larger-than-life projects out of recycled wood and materials. I hope my work inspires others to be kinder to nature and our planet,” Dambo said.

Visitors will be encouraged to explore the Mandurah region, less than an hour south of Perth, to discover these installations at secret locations when it opens to the public later this year.

An artist of international acclaim, Dambo has exhibited extensively throughout the world including in Denmark, USA, France, Germany, China, South Korea and Chile.


Dambo’s practice celebrates the diversity, beauty and importance of the natural world, with the artist’s works handmade using recycled materials.

A lifestyle town with a holiday vibe, Mandurah combines dolphin spotting and relaxing canal cruises with adventures to lesser-known wetlands and beaches.

Mandurah, or Mandjoogoordap, an Aboriginal Nyoongar word meaning meeting place of the heart, rings true for many visitors.

In 2022, Mandurah’s bountiful natural landscapes and aquatic environments will be the idyllic secret meeting place of Thomas Dambo’s Sculptures.



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