The 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.
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.
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.
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’.
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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For 2016, the Town of Cottesloe selected ‘Golden Section’ by Ivan Black (England) to be the latest addition to the Town of Cottesloe Collection.
2016 Recipient: Artist Li Wei (China)
2016 Recipient: Sharyn Egan (WA)
2016 Recipient: Aliesha Mafrici (WA)
2016 Recipients: Hyeong-Taek Chang (South Korea), Zero Higashida (Japan) and Yumin Jing (China)
2015 Recipients: Brad Jackson (WA); Ron Gomboc (WA); Olivia Samec & James Moe (WA) and Tim Macfarlane Reid (WA)
2016 Recipients: Jina Lee (WA) and Tony Davis (WA)
2016 Recipient: Markus Hofer (Austria)
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.
The 2016 staff of Sculpture by the Sea voted ‘Without a beginning and with no end’ by Nyland & Beale (Denmark) as their favourite.