Bondi Submissions


Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi  2017 applications are OPEN!

We are now accepting applications for the 21st Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to be staged along the spectacular 2km coastal walk from Bondi beach to Tamarama beach in Sydney, Australia from October 19 – November 5, 2017.

Please note the following deadlines:

Online Applications: Midnight, Sunday 9 April

Hard Copy Applications: 5pm, Friday 7 April

To begin your online application, please follow this link

For all hard copy applications to be posted or handed in at our office, please download the application form here

Key Information

  • Over 100 sculptures exhibited by Australian and international sculptors
  • Strong sculpture sales
  • Open to senior, mid-career and emerging sculptors alike
  • Attracts over 500,000 visitors each year

Bondi 2017 Curatorial Panel:

We are pleased to announce the Curatorial panel for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017 as:

• Dr Malcom Bywaters, Director, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Australia;
• Dr. Michael Hill, Head of Art History & Theory, National Art School, Sydney, Australia;
• Professor Sui Jianguo, Artist & former Head of Sculpture, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China; and
• Dr. Nien Schwarz, Artist & Senior Lecturer, School of Communications and Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.

Awards & Subsidies Include

  • The Aqualand Sculpture Award of $60,000
  • Three Helen Lempriere Scholarships of $30,000 each open to Australian sculptors
  • Three Clitheroe Foundation Mentorships of $10,000 for young emerging Australian sculptors
  • The Wallace Foundation New Zealand Sculptor Award for a New Zealand artist of NZ$7,000
  • The Dick Bett Memorial Invitation for a Tasmanian artist of $5,000


Please direct any questions to Greg Clennar, Exhibition Coordinator by telephone +61 2 8399 0233 or email [email protected]

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