The $50,000 Rio Tinto Sculpture Award, the most generous award for sculpture in Western Australia, was announced by Chris Salisbury, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore group. It was awarded to Harrie Fasher of NSW for her work ‘Transition’ (2016) at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. Rio Tinto, our Principal Partner, gifted ‘Transition’ (2016) for permanent public placement to the City of Busselton.
In 2018 the Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship of $10,000, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013, was awarded to Sally Stoneman from WA for Seed. 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.
Sally Stoneman (WA), ‘Seed’, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, 2018. Photo: Clyde Yee.
The 2018 EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000, as voted by visitors of the exhibition, was awarded to B. Jane Cowie for ‘Swirling Surround’ .
B. Jane Cowie, Swirling Surround, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018. Photo Hugh Sando
The 2017 Rio Tinto Sculpture Inside Award of $5,000 can be received by any artist exhibiting in Sculpture Inside. The 2018 Sculpture Inside Award was awarded to Geoff Overheu in collaboration with the Beverley Soaring Society from WA for his work Swarm (2017).
The 2018 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 Denise Pepper for ‘Waiting in the Wings’.
2018 Recipient: Zhan Wang (China)
2017 Recipients: Zadok Ben-David (Israel and England) and Sir Tony Cragg RA (England)
2018 Recipient: Janine McAullay Bott (WA), Sharyn Egan (WA), and Tereasa Trevor (NSW)
2018 Recipient: Jina Lee (WA)
2018 Recipient: Stuart Green
2018 Recipients: Stuart Green (WA), Jon Denaro (WA)
2018 recipients: Jarrod Taylor (WA) and Andrea Vinkovic (WA)
2018 Recipient: Karl Chilcott (Sweden)
The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018 was awarded to Tang Wei Tsu (Taiwan / USA) for his work Jade Petals.
Tang Wei Hsu, Jade Petals, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2018. Photo Jessica Wyld
The Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2018 Staff Pick was awarded to Kevin Draper for Configuration.