Art is a big part of Mosmans' philosophy. We believe it goes hand-in-hand with the appreciation of good food and good wine. When you visit you'll notice a number of eclectic art pieces - items that have been collected from all corners of the earth. They are something we want to share with each and every one of our diners. We have a description below for those who are interested in the story behind each piece.
The large entry piece was made by Lorenzo Quinn, son of the famous 1950's Actor Anthony Quinn who had six wives and nine children! As a result, Lorenzo rarely felt the security of family life thus his artwork is reflective of the need for balance in family life.
The male and female hands are entwined signifying the importance of marriage and union within a circle which represents the family. The piece swings on its plinth in a continuous motion further highlighting that balance issue.
Resting on the bar is a sculpture of a young girl sitting down wearing a sun hat. This is one of British artist's Tom Greenshields fondest memories of when his grand-daughter used to relax in the garden during summer.
Hanging on our wall is a wooden leather jacket which needs to be touched to be truly experienced. This jacket is made from 800 year old Kauri (Agathis Australis) wood. This piece is by artist Kevin McCardell, a NZ based sculptor who is fascinated by clothing.
Standing tall are the colourful violins in plexiglass that were created by another French born artist, Franck Tordjmann. Frank believes that the reflection of light is a prerequisite of beautiful art and that music is essential to the overall enjoyment of life.
We find this art piece does not like to stay in one place too long and she is often spotted in different parts of the restaurant. Fine Tuna is made from forged and raised copper and is a sculpture of a mermaid delicately playing a harp.
The Blue Box
As you enter the restaurant you are welcomed by the Blue Box jellyfish. This piece is made from heavy, hand-blown glass, forged mild steel, stainless steel and various sourced objects to create a striking, bold jellyfish.
Tucked around a corner is a life size bronze sculpture of a young girl who has been swimming at the beach. Cutie Patootie is a very special piece of art and is numbered seven, of a strictly limited edition of eight.
Sitting high on our wall is this sculptural timber artwork, designed and created by West Australian artist Stephen Draper. This piece is inspired by the Rottnest swim. Stephen Draper designs and creates sculptural pieces in various media to reflect the positive energy of the ocean and beach.
Lys et Tasse a Cafe
Hanging beautifully in our Bay Room is a painting of Arum Lilies and a tea cup by the French artist Jean Michel Peretti. It was purchased in the stunning town of St Paul de Vence in the south of France. It was chosen for its beautiful wood base and the simplicity that tea and flowers bring to life.