Port Elliot artist Will Hendricks has sculptures in high profile locations in Adelaide

Completed with a message: Will Hendriks with the Holdfast Bay sculpture, which is located in the heart of Adelaide's tourism precinct at Glenelg.
Completed with a message: Will Hendriks with the Holdfast Bay sculpture, which is located in the heart of Adelaide's tourism precinct at Glenelg.

Port Elliot artist Will Hendriks has completed his 2018 'Still Water' sculpture which was commissioned by the CIty of Holdfast Bay.

The sculpture is a representation of a frozen fountain and the obligation society has for the environment to conserve water. ‘Still Water’ complements Will’s already successful portfolio of public sculptures in both Prospect and Taperoo. The Taperoo sculpture is an ode to the hundreds of miners who alongside their families enjoyed their holidays down at Largs Bay in the 1930s. It is titled ‘Tent Line’.

The two recent sculptures, ‘Tent Line’ and ‘Still Water’ are located in two of the most prominent places in Adelaide. One is located in a park off Military Road and the other is located on the roundabout at Anzac Highway in Glenelg.

The roundabout is adjacent to Colley Reserve and Hodfast Shores. It will be viewed by thousands of people. Last year Will had his sculptures on display at Government House.

Design for conservation: Will Hendriks with his son Shane Hendriks who contributed to the construction of the sculpture.

Design for conservation: Will Hendriks with his son Shane Hendriks who contributed to the construction of the sculpture.

“I am very honoured to have these sculptures on display and be recognised by the Enfield and Holdfast Bay councils and I am currently working on a major sculpture at Port Pirie. Since the success of the sculpture I did for the Prospect Council, there has been a lot of interest in my work,” Will said.

Will is very much in demand and his dream is fast becoming a reality. The sculptures are constructed locally at three workshops, Victor Harbor, Port Elliot and Goolwa.

“Art is everywhere when you are prepared to look. I have the vision and I am fortunate my son Shane (director abcdart) makes it happen. We are a team and it is about creativity,” he said. Will’s art can be viewed at www.abcdart.com.au