Giants of Mandurah

Prepare for a Giant Adventure in Mandurah

Are you ready for an epic adventure? Enter the magical world of internationally renowned artist Thomas Dambo in Mandurah.

The ‘Giants of Mandurah’ is a free outdoor exhibition celebrating the extraordinary beauty and importance of protecting our natural world, including Mandurah’s globally significant Ramsar-listed wetlands, unique waterways, bushland and wildlife.

Begin at Mandurah’s Visitor Centre and choose your own adventure on your journey to discovering each of Thomas’ hidden Giants. Collect clues along the way to reveal the location of the final Giant, but shhhhh…..don’t tell anybody else.

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FAQ – Giants of Mandurah

  • What is the Giants of Mandurah Project?

    The Giants of Mandurah by world renowned Danish artist Thomas Dambo is an Australian first cultural tourism project, scheduled to launch on 12 November 2022.

    Thomas Dambo’s newest exhibition will be a free-to-view trail of a number of largescale site-specific works in Mandurah and Western Australia’s Peel region, plus one in Subiaco.

    The exhibition will engage with Western Australian stories through inspiration from the local community.

    An artist and activist, Thomas Dambo’s practice celebrates the diversity, beauty and importance of the natural world, with his works handmade using recycled and locally sourced materials.

    Thomas Dambo’s sculptures are protectors of the environment, and will be placed in locations to be discovered and explored by visitors.

    The Giants of Mandurah is initiated and produced by FORM 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 project is expected to bring thousands of visitors to Mandurah and the Peel region, as well as Subiaco during the first 12 months of its installation.

  • How long will the installation be in place?

    The Giants of Mandurah, including the Subiaco Giant will be in place for several years.

  • Where are the sites located?

    This is a seek and discover event. Don’t ruin it for others by posting the locations of the Giants online.

    The Giants of Mandurah is an outdoors, self-discovered trail of sculptures in natural settings. Preliminary information will be available on the website where you can prepare for your epic adventure (giantsofmandurah.com.au).

    Using this information, visitors can find and discover each sculpture at their leisure, and along the way collect a symbol from each sculpture.

    Once all of the symbols have been collected, they can be put into a ‘code machine’ in central Mandurah, where upon entering the symbols in the correct order, the location of the final secret Giant will be revealed!

  • Can I take my dog to see the Giants of Mandurah?

    Dogs on a lead are allowed at all sites except for the site of the Secret Giant. Please keep your dog on a lead, and remember to clean up after him.

  • Can I book guided tours to see some of the Giants?

    Yes, you can go on a guided e-bike tour with The Bike Kiosk Mandurah who will take you to 2 Giants! To book your ‘Ride the Giants‘ tour, please click here.

    Or enjoy an active, fun filled day with Kaleidoscope Tours and visit 3 of the amazing Giants with their Giants of Mandurah Tour.

  • How does the Giants of Mandurah exhibition and ‘game’ work?

    The Giants of Mandurah is an outdoors, self-discovered trail of sculptures in natural settings. Preliminary information will be available on the website where you can prepare for your epic adventure (giantsofmandurah.com.au).

    Using this information, visitors can find and discover each sculpture at their leisure, and along the way collect a symbol from each sculpture.

    Once all of the symbols have been collected, they can be put into a ‘code machine’ in central Mandurah, where upon entering the symbols in the correct order, the location of the final secret Giant will be revealed!

    The Giants of Mandurah Traveller’s Companion is a vital tool in helping you to discover each Giant – head to giantsofmandurah.com.au for more information on how to get your hands on a copy when it’s released closer to the launch.

    Like any game there are rules, but the most important rule of this game is ‘Don’t ruin the game for anyone else.’

    Share your epic adventure on social media using the hashtag #giantsofmandurah #visitmandurah and #WAtheDreamState

  • Is the GIants of Mandurah exhibition accessible to everyone?

    The Giants of Mandurah welcomes visitors of all abilities, and FORM aims to provide an inclusive, accessible and enjoyable experience from beginning to end for all visitors and all access needs.

    However, it must be acknowledged that the Giants of Mandurah is an outdoor walking trail experience, and each of the sculpture’s locations in natural settings feature different levels of access.

    FORM are working with the City of Mandurah’s Access and Inclusion Committee throughout the project design, and will be including:

    • A dedicated Access and Inclusion section on the website that will act as a one-stop-shop for all DAI information
    • A downloadable DAI guide in PDF
    • Written descriptions of each trail – including journey length, path surface description, trail grade classification, and ACROD parking locations in reference to each starting point
    • Audio recordings by the artist and Bindjareb Elders
    • Audio descriptions for each sculpture and each trail
    • Transcripts of the above audio recordings
    • Information specific to visitors who are blind or have low vision, are deaf or hard of hearing, are autistic or have sensory sensitivities and visitors with physical disability or mobility issues
    • Information on general accessible resources in the Mandurah area.

  • How should members of the public interact with the Giants?

    • The Giants are extremely unique artworks that are made of recycled wood. Each is a one-of-a-kind. There is only one sculpture like this in the entire world.
    • It has taken over 1000 hours to create each Giant, with very intricate carpentry skills required.
    • The Giants are artworks, not play equipment, and therefore we request you not to climb on them. Instead, we ask you to respect the time and effort that has gone into creating them, the Artist, and the Giants themselves.
    • If you would like to gently sit on the Giants to get a photo, that is perfectly fine.

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