Enjoy Sculpture by the Sea? Then join us!

Posted: September 13, 2016 / News
Photo by Jarrad Seng

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is fast approaching and we have short term contract roles and volunteer positions on offer. If you love sculpture, people, outdoors and being a part of Australia’s largest sculpture events then join us! Click on the following links for more information and to apply. Site Office Intern Senior Site Crew…

Celebrating 20 Years of Sculpture by the Sea

Posted: August 8, 2016 / News
20 logo on cream

We have lots of plans for our 20th year from our new Sydney Sculpture Conference at the Sydney Opera House on 27 October to ‘Sculpture at Barangaroo’ that opened last weekend and other ideas we have in development which we will hopefully realise. To help us mark our 20th anniversary we have given a sculptural tweak…

Sculpture at Barangaroo

Posted: August 5, 2016 / News
Margarita Sampson The Grove. Photographer:  M Schofield. Artistic interpretation at Barangaroo Reserve.

Sculpture at Barangaroo is presented in partnership with Sculpture by the Sea, which has been delighting Sydney with its outdoor exhibitions along the Bondi coastal walk for almost 20 years. Free to the public, the temporary exhibition will transform Barangaroo Reserve into an open-air sculpture park to capture the imagination of Sydney and its visitors….

Sculpture by the Sea’s Winter Exhibition, Perth

Posted: July 12, 2016 / Announced, News
Wei, Li - Light Cottesloe Australia LO RES

  Monday 25 July – Friday 5 August, 2016.  Central Park, 152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth Sculpture by the Sea is delighted to announce the return of its Winter Exhibition to be held between 25 July – 5 August.  Hosted by our principal sponsor Rio Tinto. To be held in their fabulous foyer space at Central Park, Perth. This year’s winter exhibition…

Helen Lempriere Scholarship and Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorship recipients announced

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Lempriere recipients announced Bondi 2016

The Curatorial Panel have selected this year’s $30,000 Helen Lempriere Scholarships and $10,000 Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorships. As part of this year’s 20th anniversary celebrations, Perpetual, the managers of the Helen Lempriere Bequest, have made possible a fourth $30,000 Helen Lempriere Scholarship for Australian artists.  This year’s recipients are: Jennifer Turpin (NSW) – Senior…

SXS & Yorkshire Sculpture Park Presents Sydney Sculpture Conference 2016 – Sculpture: In Public Space

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Sydney Sculpture Conference 2016 – Sculpture: In Public Space Presented by Sculpture by the Sea & Yorkshire Sculpture Park Thursday 27 October, Sydney Opera House Coinciding with Sculpture by the Sea, leading international and Australian speakers will discuss the importance, impact, challenges and opportunities of sculpture in public space. A spectrum of perspectives and insights will…


Posted: July 7, 2016 / Announced, News
Mr Jin Lin, Managing Director of Aqualand & Mr David Handley AM, Founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea with 'Moon Buddha' by Vince Vozzo on south Bondi Beach headland on July 5, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Aqualand is the new Principal Sponsor for the world's largest sculpture exhibition - Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.

Sculpture by the Sea is pleased to announce Aqualand Australia as the new Principal Sponsor for the annual outdoor exhibition at Bondi from 20 October to 6 November 2016. The three year sponsorship is the most significant in the exhibition’s history and will support the continued growth of the Bondi event. As part of the…

Celebrating 20 Years This Year

Posted: May 3, 2016 / News

Bondi 20 October – 6 November, 2016 On this day in 1997 the first Sculpture by the Sea exhibition was held on the 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. 64 artists exhibited their work including many leading sculptors Marguerite Derricourt, Richard Goodwin, Geoff Harvey, Stephen King, Michael Le Grand, Vince Vozzo and then emerging and…

A View from Zilvinas Kempinas

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On the final day of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Zilvinas Kempinas arrived at Cottesloe to receive the EY People’s Choice Prize for his work Kakashi. Kempinas’ stunning kinetic work made of steel snow poles and bird repellent tape. Video shot by Zilvinas on the final day of the Cottesloe exhibition.

Sculpture by the Sea and Frankston City Council Enrich Frankston with a New Selection of Sculptural Art

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Sculpture by the Sea is delighted to work alongside Frankston City Council to organise the loan of a series of public artworks to be installed across public spaces within the city.  The local and wider community will be treated to a series of approximately 10 striking outdoor sculptures prominently featured in recent Sculpture by the…


Posted: April 15, 2016 / News
Tony Jones OAM, lucky bay, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo @sunnyperth

After much deliberation from our panel of judges (Lauren Bath, Jarrad Seng, Jessica Wyld, Clyde Yee), we are excited to reveal that the winner of the 2016 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe #sxsmoments photo competition is Serena Thomas (@sunnyperth) of Perth, WA for her photo of Tony Jones OAM ‘lucky bay‘ Serena receives 1 return…

Thank you to the people of Perth and it’s visitors!

Posted: March 22, 2016 / News
Stuart & Hamish McMillan, Escape, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 has come to close for another year and Founding Director David Handley AM would like to thank all of those involved in this year’s exhibition: “After three wonderful weeks, from everyone at Sculpture by the Sea we would like to thank the people of Perth and it’s visitors for making this…

Alcoa Schools Education Program Wrap Up

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Niels Tofahrn (Germany), Eye on the Ocean, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

Each year the Alcoa Schools Education Program offers primary and secondary students opportunities to meet and work with exhibiting artists in ‘artist workshops’, ‘spotlight talks’ or ‘interactive exhibition tours’ with our trained educators.  The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition offers so many learning opportunities for students and teachers in an out-of-class room environment where they are…

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 Time-lapse highlights

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To celebrate Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016, we would like to share with you some highlights of the exhibition. Thank you to the wonderful Gareth Carr for capturing the spirit of the artworks and the crowds over the past few weeks with his time-lapse photography and toPaul Donovan for the aerial footage.

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016 Call for Artist Submissions!

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We are now inviting artists to submit applications for the 20th anniversary Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to be staged along the spectacular 2km coastal walk from Bondi beach to Tamarama beach in Sydney, Australia from 20 October – 6 November, 2016. Key Information Over 100 sculptures exhibited by Australian and international sculptors Strong sculpture sales Open to…