Shotguns Transformed into Sculpture for New Bunbury Art Exhibition

ABC – 8 September, 2014
Super Peter Hatch

Superintendent Peter Hatch next to the piece he relates to most. A young man with violence in his sights (ABC Local: SK)

For Superintendent of the South West District Peter Hatch, the works have an immediate resonance. For instance, Two Forms of Stillness by Paul Kaptein is a bust size sculpture using wood and gun barrels.
“The hoodie symbolises youth,” said Superintendent Hatch. “The piece symbolises the violence youth can feel towards the community.”
As well, the gun sight on the peak is a metaphor for having sights set on violence, he says.