Sydney Sculpture Conference 2016

  • Stephen Marr, the optimist, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012. Photo: Marianna Massey
  • Jörg Plickat, divided planet, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015. Photo Clyde Yee.
  • Henry Moore, large two forms, 1966. Photo Jonty Wilde.

Presented by Sculpture by the Sea & Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Presented by Sculpture by the Sea & Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Thursday 27 October – Sydney Opera House 

Thursday 27 October – Sydney Opera House   

Coinciding with the 20th Anniversary Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, the Sydney Sculpture Conference will feature leading international and Australian speakers who will discuss the importance, impact, challenges and opportunities of sculpture in public space. A spectrum of perspectives and insights will be shared via keynote presentations and panel discussions examining a range of themes such as community engagement, curating & commissioning processes, environment, partnerships & collaboration, collections and artist practice.

Programed to bring together artists, curators, collectors, academics and arts professionals, the Sydney Sculpture Conference aims to champion sculpture as an art form while considering the dynamic relationship between sculpture and public space.


Keynote Address: Clare Lilley, Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park UK.

For the full Conference Program click below.

For speaker profiles please click below.


Conference Tickets

  • General – $135
  • Students & Concessions – $70
  • Sculpture by the Sea 2016 Exhibiting Artists – $90*
  • International Partner registrations – $95*

Ticket price includes morning & afternoon tea and post-Conference networking function.
Lunch is BYO or there is the opportunity to purchase lunch from the many offerings on the Sydney Opera House forecourt.
* A promo code will be provided to access these discounted rates



For queries or expressions of interest for the 2017 Sydney Sculpture Conference please contact:
Louise Gilligan[email protected]


Sydney Sculpture Conference 2017 International Partners