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Celebrating 20 Years This Year

Posted: May 3, 2016 / News
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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…


COTTESLOE #SXSMOMENTS PHOTO CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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…


2016 EY People’s Choice Revealed

Posted: March 20, 2016 / Announced, Awards, News
Zilvinas Kempinas, Kakashi, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

On the final day of the 12th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, New York City based artist, Zilvinas Kempinas from Lithuania and Suzie Bleach (originally from Geraldton) and Andrew Townsend from NSW were announced as the joint recipients of the EY People’s Choice Prize for their respective works Kakashi and A Burden. Kempinas’ stunning…


How you can help us stage Sculpture by the Sea

Posted: March 16, 2016 / News
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Did you know you can help stage one of Australia’s largest cultural events? Sculpture by the Sea is a not for profit organisation. The support of our individual donors and sponsors is fundamental to our ability to produce our exhibitions and it is through this generosity that Sculpture by the Sea remains a free exhibition…


‘Sculpture: In Public Space’ Conference at the Sydney Opera House

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We are excited to announce the re-launch of our one-day conference to be held on Thursday 27 October 2016 at the Sydney Opera House. Entitled ‘Sculpture: In Public Space’, the conference will feature Australian and International speakers who will discuss the importance, impact, challenges and opportunities of sculpture in public space. Coinciding with our Bondi…


Have you visited the Sculpture Inside Exhibition yet?

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Elyssa Sykes-Smith, a different perspective, Sculpture Inside, Cottesloe 2016. Photo supplied by the artist.

Sculpture Inside is our exhibition of around 150 small sculptures created by each of the exhibiting artists in this year’s show. Held daily upstairs in the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, the exhibition provides a deeper insight into each of the artist’s practice by showcasing small works from their studios. Sculpture Inside is a great…


Golden Hour at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016

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Kaoru Matsumoto (Japan), Cycle 90° “A Premonition of Wind” XI, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Lauren Bath

Watching the sun set into the Indian Ocean from Cottesloe Beach, whilst being surrounded by so many sculptures, is something truly unique to Perth. If you haven’t had a chance to join us yet, we hope these photos inspire you to come down before the exhibition closes this Sunday night or next March!    …


Cottesloe Artist Interview Series Part 3 & 4

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The Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 Artist Interview Series continues this week with the third and fourth instalments brought to you from two very engaging artists that are exhibiting this year. Ivan Black (England) has a passion for creating kinetic (moving) sculptures and his work ‘Golden Section’ was this year acquired by the Town of Cottesloe! We also hear from Indigenous…


Beach Access Day 17 March

Posted: March 15, 2016 / News
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From 10am on 17 March, for the first time at Sculpture by the Sea, we are pleased to provide beach access matting for visitors with limited mobility and those using manual wheel chairs and mobility aids thanks to exhibition sponsor Iluka Resources. The beach access matting will be installed in the southern beach area from Indiana’s…