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Alcoa Schools Education Program Wrap Up

Posted: March 22, 2016 / News
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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Photo by Luke Durkin

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…


Join Lauren Bath & Jarrad Seng at our Cottesloe Instameet

Posted: March 11, 2016 / News
Sonia Payes, Re:Generation, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld.

This Sunday join us for a Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Instameet with celebrity Instagrammer Lauren Bath and our own local photographer Jarrad Seng We meet at Sonia Payes sculpture ‘Re: Generation’ behind the on-site information marquee, Sunday 13 March at 5 pm.  If you haven’t been to an Instameet before it’s a great opportunity to learn and swap photography tips and…


Alcoa Schools Education Program Celebrates 20,000th student

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Photo by Jarrad Seng

The Alcoa Schools Education Program has welcomed its 20,000th school student to Sculpture by the Sea. The Alcoa sponsored program is providing Western Australian schools students the opportunity to attend hands-on sculpture workshops during which they explore the exhibition, talk first-hand with artists and create their own sculptures. David Handley AM, Sculpture by the Sea Founding Director said,…


International Women’s Day & Sculpture by the Sea

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Earlier this week, on March 8, International Women’s Day celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.  It does, however, have as its 2016 campaign theme Pledge for Parity, in response to the slowing of gender parity in so many places.   Sculpture by the Sea recognises and congratulates the women…


Li Wei’s Photographic Performances Wow Cottesloe

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Artist Li Wei (China) completed the last of his three Cottesloe performances at Sculpture by the Sea this week. Using a crane and cherry picker, the artist set up apparently gravity defying photos, with performer Guo Yan appearing to be levitating above the water. The final edited photographs will be available to be viewed next week inside…


Cottesloe Artist Interview Series Part 1 & 2

Posted: March 9, 2016 / News
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The Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 Artist Interview Series kicked off this week with the first and second instalments brought to you directly from artists who are exhibiting at this year’s exhibition. Peter Lundberg (USA) gives us an insight into the formation of his ‘Land of Giants’, who were each created in the earth around Thompson Estate Winery…