Peninsula Pearls

Arts and Culture



Peninsula Pearls by local Dutch artist Manon van Kouswijk is on display until 2026 at the Skye Road interchange.
Representing her passion and work as a contemporary jeweller, over thirty large spheres are suspended at differing heights to depict a pearl necklace, creating an optical illusion as motorists drive past. These brightly coloured balls provide multiple visual references such as beach balls, map pins, Ferris wheels, and the history of modernist design on the Mornington Peninsula.
It replaces Iconoclast by Australian artist Michael Riddle, which has now been relocated to the nearby McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in Langwarrin.
The program is part of a 25-year partnership with Southern Way and McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, with 14 works in total to be displayed until 2037.
Manon van Kouswijk is represented by Gallery Funaki, Melbourne. Her submission for the Southern Way Commission was developed in collaboration with Monash Art Projects (MAP).

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Corner Skye Road and Peninsula Link, Frankston 3199