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Tuesday, 18 October 2022

FORM Building a State of Creativity and the City of Subiaco are pleased to announce that one of Thomas Dambo’s Giants is on its way to the leafy suburb. 

The Giant is part of an Australian-first exhibition by world-renowned Danish artist Thomas Dambo called the Giants of Mandurah, which will launch to the public on Saturday 12 November. 

Of the lost Giant, artist Thomas Dambo said, “After accidentally being separated from their Giant friends, this particularly curious Giant has wandered off on their very own adventure. We have it on very good authority that after embarking on a long journey from Mandurah and seeing many of the beautiful sites of Western Australia, it is due to arrive in the leafy surrounds of Subiaco on the 12th of November.”

The Giants of Mandurah features a number of Dambo’s whimsical wooden creatures that will be installed in secret locations throughout the City of Mandurah, plus one in Subiaco, for visitors to discover, with the help of a trail map and traveller's companion. The exhibition has been designed by the artist to be a journey of self-discovery and a game for the young and young-at-heart.

City of Subiaco Mayor David McMullen said, “The City of Subiaco is excited to be bringing the international magic of Giants to our corner of WA. I encourage everyone of all ages to come along on this captivating journey of discovery to find our Giant. While you’re here, experience our heritage and enjoy everything that Subiaco has to offer. Discover a new or award-winning bar or eatery, an independent retailer or one of our many beautiful parks and grounds.”

Both an artist and environmental activist, Dambo's artistic practice celebrates the diversity, beauty and importance of the natural world, using recycled and locally sourced materials in his creations.

Dambo has previously exhibited his larger-than-life wooden sculptures throughout the world, including in his home country of Denmark, as well as Chile, China, France, Germany, South Korea and the United States of America.

FORM’s CEO Tabitha McMullan said, “FORM is excited to be working with Thomas Dambo and our partners, including the State Government, City of Mandurah and City of Subiaco, to bring Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah to life. This project will highlight important local stories, connecting Western Australia to the artist’s global narrative. As a free-to-view outdoor sculpture trail, it will also provide access to arts and culture for thousands of people, transforming the traditional gallery experience, and encouraging people to reconnect with nature and one another.” 

The Giants of Mandurah has been initiated and produced by FORM Building a State of Creativity and delivered in collaboration with the City of Mandurah. The project is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and Lotterywest; plus the City of Subiaco.

The free-to-view outdoor exhibition, will be on display for at least 12 months.

Information, including tips and resources for visitors, will be made available through the project's dedicated website

For more information, images, video or interviews, please contact / or 08 9385 2200.