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The rise and rise of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe

Posted: March 19, 2018 / Essays

Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA Australian National University Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe in 2018 marks its 14th anniversary and its transformation from a bold experiment in the public display of sculpture on the west coast of Australia to an established event on the national and international sculpture calendar.  At the inaugural Sculpture…


Sculpture by the Sea: At 21 – Coming of Age

Posted: October 19, 2017 / Essays

Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA Australian National University “Where should I go?” –  Alice “That depends on where you want to end up.”– the Cheshire Cat Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass In 21 years, Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi has grown from a single-day event organised by a…


The sculptors from Western Australia & Sculpture by the Sea

Posted: March 3, 2017 / Essays

Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA Australian National University Although Western Australia continues to produce some of the most significant artists of Australia, its relative isolation has meant that reputations forged in the west may take a long time to translate into recognition in the main art capitals of the eastern states.  The situation is…


20 years of Sculpture by the Sea

Posted: October 20, 2016 / Essays

By Geoffrey Edwards Former Director, Geelong Art Gallery and former Senior Curator of Sculpture, National Gallery of Victoria “I don’t think there is a piece of solid sculpture among the exhibits, they are nearly all tenuous types of things.” A familiar refrain, perhaps, in the context of public reaction to much contemporary art including minimalist…


Bob Juniper 1929 – 2012

Posted: March 20, 2016 / Essays

Bob Juniper was one of the great Australian artists of his generation. Widely known and collected as a painter who was recognised as a Western Australian State Living Treasure in 1998, Bob was also an avid if sometimes frustrated sculptor who exhibited four times at Sculpture by the Sea in Perth and Sydney. Robert Litchfield…