Skate Sculpture is a skateboarding design and construction company founded by Perth skateboarders and community activists Mat de Koning and Tim Yuen in early 2010.
In 2007 Mat and Tim collaborated with Travis Betts and John White on the design of Crimea Skate Plaza. Crimea was the first plaza-style park in Perth and one of only three skate facilities in Western Australia to be awarded a five star rating in the 2009 Skate Park Review. The success of Crimea served as encouragement for Mat and Tim, who decided they would continue to actively pursue positive outcomes for their local skateboarding community.
Mat had also continued his work creating skate films and documentaries, and was acknowledged as the 2011 West Australian Young Filmmaker of the Year.
Tim has recently returned from international travel, experiencing first hand the best and worst of the world’s skate facilities acquiring new skills and insight that he is incredibly enthusiastic about applying to each project.
In 2011, Skate Sculpture’s newest member, David Snyder, witnessed the premiere of ‘Share Path / Skate Path’ as part of the Northbridge Festival and was immediately hooked. His experience in urban planning and design has put forward a new creative dimension and outlook to the open-minded and passionate team.
We have recently uploaded our documentary ‘Share Path Skate Path’ free for your viewing pleasure. The project questions whether skateboarding can co-exist in the public realm. Let us know your thoughts!