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Promotional illustration with stylised lettering. Text reads, 'Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah Western Australia 12 November 2022'

The giants have been built in secret locations throughout Mandurah and the Peel region — plus an additional one in Subiaco — and will be waiting for explorers of all ages and abilities to come and find them in an interactive sculpture trail.

The sculptures will reside in their hiding spots for at least the next year and are expected to attract a high number of visitors to the region, providing a significant boost to the local accommodation, hospitality and tourism industries.

The Giants of Mandurah is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program, the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest, as well as the City of Subiaco and the Alcoa Foundation.

The project was initiated and produced by WA arts and culture organisation FORM — Building a State of Creativity Inc and delivered in collaboration with the City of Mandurah.

Thomas Dambo is famous for his wooden creations, which are made entirely from recycled materials and convey important messages about conservation, environmental protection and respect for nature.

The Giants of Mandurah exhibition is the artist's first and only outdoor sculpture discovery trail in Australia to date and aims to encourage visitors to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the natural surroundings and wonders of the Peel region, while searching for the giants.

Dambo has previously held successful sculpture exhibitions in Denmark, the USA, France, Germany, China, South Korea and Chile

The Traditional Custodians of the Peel region, the Bindjareb People of the Noongar Nation, have shared the stories of land on which each giant is placed on signage in each location.

Allocating more than 1 day to find all the giants is recommended, providing the ideal opportunity for visitors to plan an overnight stay in Mandurah and the Peel region. 

Before they set out on their quest to find the giants, people will be encouraged to pick up the 52-page Giants of Mandurah Travellers' Companion guide from the Mandurah Visitor Centre or download a copy from the website.

Once visitors have completed their quest and discovered all the giants for themselves, there is only one direction left to follow: "Don't spoil the game for anyone else."

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Page reviewed 06 May 2022