The Strange and Stunning Installations Along the Australian Coast

The Strange and Stunning Installations Along the Australian Coast
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Artist Pete Rush creates magic along the coastline of Terrigal Beach with stunning sculptures set against gorgeous Australian sunsets and ocean vistas

OT Staff
August 30 , 2020
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In a drive to create awareness about cleaning the oceans, Australian artist Pete Rush started a project that involves installing amazing sculptures of a variety of animals, all made from driftwood. His latest addition to this was the installation of a figure of a large woolly mammoth that stands at Cockrone Lagoon. Now, installations of horses, nesting pelicans, giraffes, a megafauna bird and many others line the beautiful Terrigal Beach. 

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His work soon gained immense support from local and international platforms. Though Rush worked mostly during the night to avoid congestion during these times of social distancing, the morning surprises made him expand the idea at the Terrigal beaches. The first installation of a life-sized warhorse came up in this central coast town to commemorate ANZAC day.

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The installations are made completely out of natural materials like driftwoods, sea weeds and flax. Rush doesn’t use any wires or string because that would disturb the vegetation. He sees this as a way of beautifying the area while being at one with nature, though he is sure that many of his sculptures will be reclaimed by the ocean. 

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