Awards & Subsidies

Artist Awards

THE RIO TINTO SCULPTURE PRIZE

50 Years Logo CMYK_stackedThe inaugural $50,000 Rio Tinto Sculpture Prize for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 is the most generous sculpture award for sculpture in Western Australia. The recipient for 2016 is Dale Miles (NSW) for his sculpture Parallel Thinking Space. This acquisitive award will be gifted by Rio Tinto, the new Principal Sponsor of the exhibition, for permanent public placement in Western Australia.

Dale Miles, Parallel Thinking Space, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

Dale Miles, Parallel Thinking Space, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCULPTOR SCHOLARSHIP

In 2016 the Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship of $10,000, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013, was awarded to Olga Cironis (WA) for Mountain of Words. The scholarship for travel, study and the advancement of the artist’s career includes an invitation to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.

All Western Australian artists with works appearing in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe are eligible.

Olga Cironis, Mountain of Words, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Clyde Yee

Olga Cironis, Mountain of Words, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Clyde Yee

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THE EY PEOPLES’ CHOICE PRIZE

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The 2016 EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000, as voted by visitors of the exhibition, was shared by Zilvinas Kempinas (USA / Lithuania) for his work Kakashi and Suzie Bleach & Andrew Townsend (NSW) for their work A Burden.

 

Zilvinas Kempinas, Kakashi, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

Zilvinas Kempinas, Kakashi, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

 

Suzie Bleach & Andrew Townsend, A Burden, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

Suzie Bleach & Andrew Townsend, A Burden, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

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THE RIO TINTO SCULPTURE INSIDE AWARD

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The 2016 Rio Tinto Sculpture Inside Award of $5,000 can be received by any artist exhibiting in Sculpture Inside. The 2016 Sculpture Inside Award was awarded to Mikaela Castledine for her work ‘Big Intentions’.
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Mikaela Castledine, Intention, Sculpture Inside, 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

Mikaela Castledine, Big Intentions, Sculpture Inside, 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

KID’S CHOICE PRIZE

The 2016 Kid’s Choice Prize of $2,000, donated by Rebel Penfold Russell OAM, Emys & Jasper, as voted by the children visiting the exhibition, was awarded to Zilvinas Keminpas (USA / Lithuania) for his work Kakashi.
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Zilvinas Kempinas, Kakashi, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

Zilvinas Kempinas, Kakashi, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

 


Subsidies, Mentorships & Collections

TOWN OF COTTESLOE COLLECTION

Town of CottesloeFor 2016, the Town of Cottesloe selected ‘Golden Section’ by Ivan Black (England) to be the latest addition to the Town of Cottesloe Collection.

Past purchases

Ivan Black, Golden Section, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Clyde Yee

Ivan Black, Golden Section, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Clyde Yee

The Tourism Western Australia Invited International

Tourism Western Australia2016 Recipient: Artist Li Wei (China)

 

The Crown Resorts Foundation & Packer Family Foundation Invited Indigenous Artist Program

Crown Resorts FoundationCRN0140_Packer_logo2016 Recipient: Sharyn Egan (WA)

 

The Rio Tinto WA Emerging Artist Mentorship

50 Years Logo CMYK_stacked2016 Recipient: Aliesha Mafrici (WA)

 

The Rio Tinto International Artist Program

50 Years Logo CMYK_stacked2016 Recipients: Hyeong-Taek Chang (South Korea), Zero Higashida (Japan) and Yumin Jing (China)

 

CARO & JON STEWART INVITED INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PROGRAM

  • 2016 Recipient: Will Clift (USA)
  • 2015 Recipient: Virginia King (New Zealand)

 

THE SPINIFEX TRUST ARTIST SUBSIDY

  • 2016 Recipient: Ivan Black (England)
  • 2015 Recipient: David Černý (Czech Republic)

 

THE ALCOA MATERIAL SUBSIDY

(ILL-CMYK)-Alcoa-Trademark-Vertical22015 Recipients: Brad Jackson (WA); Ron Gomboc (WA); Olivia Samec & James Moe (WA) and Tim Macfarlane Reid (WA)

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THE NAB ARTIST SUBSIDIES

nab2016 Recipients: Jina Lee (WA) and Tony Davis (WA)

 

THE MOSTYN FAMILY FOUNDATION ARTIST SUBSIDY

2016 Recipient: Markus Hofer (Austria)

 

THE ANDREA STRETTON MEMORIAL INVITATION

The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016 was awarded to Markus Hofer (Austria) for his work Der Traktor.

Markus Hofer, Der Traktor, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

Markus Hofer, Der Traktor, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, STAFF PICK

The 2016 staff of Sculpture by the Sea voted ‘Without a beginning and with no end’ by Nyland & Beale (Denmark) as their favourite.

Nyland & Beale, Without a beginning and with no end, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jarrad Seng (left) and Jessica Wyld (right)

Nyland & Beale, Without a beginning and with no end, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jarrad Seng (left) and Jessica Wyld (right)