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People’s Choice Award & Kids’ Choice Award Winner Announced!

Posted: November 8, 2016 / Announced, Awards
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Congratulations to Gillie & Marc Schattner for ‘Buried Rhino’, the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016 recipients of the $5,000 Allen’s People’s Choice Award and $3,000 Kids’ Choice Award supported by Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM. This sculpture of a rhino buried in the sand of Tamarama Beach (whose belly children loved climbing over) raises awareness of the plight of these beautiful, vulnerable…


Celebrating 20 Years of Sculpture by the Sea

Posted: November 7, 2016 / News
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  To help us mark our 20th anniversary we have given a sculptural tweak to our logo to include circular form sculptures. Thank you to our Graphic Designer Di Caskey for her design.


The Bondi 2016 Exhibition from Above

Posted: October 23, 2016 / News, video
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See spectacular footage of Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi filmed from above the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. Thanks to our drone team and Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM for making this possible.


Helen Lempriere Scholarship Recipient 2015, Samantha Small

Posted: August 1, 2016 / News
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The Helen Lempriere Scholarships are awarded to Australian sculptors in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. The scholarships are made possible by the Helen Lempriere Bequest created through the will of the late Keith Wood, husband of the late Australian artist Helen Lempriere and managed by Perpetual.


Helen Lempriere Scholarship recipient 2012 – Philip Spelman

Posted: July 30, 2016 / video
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“The importance of Sculpture by the Sea to my career has been considerable. It is my only opportunity to regularly show large scale works. It resulted in my first overseas sales and my first overseas exhibition.”


Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 Time-lapse highlights

Posted: March 22, 2016 / News, video
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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.


Artist Led Workshops

Posted: November 8, 2016 / News
Artist Led Workshop, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016. Photo Jess Wyld.

Thirteen exhibiting Artists took part in the Education Program this year delivering Artist led Workshops for primary and secondary students and/or Artist Spotlight Talks for secondary students. 25 schools participated in 46 Artist led Workshops involving 1,224 students. They met and worked with Artists and created their own sculpture through activities based on the Artist’s…


Aqualand Sculpture Award

Posted: October 29, 2016 / News
Johannes Pannekoek, Change Ahead, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016. Photo Gareth Carr

Western Australian artist Johannes Pannekoek announced as recipient of the Aqualand Sculpture Award The Honourable Gabrielle Upton, Attorney General, announced Johannes Pannekoek from Perth, West Australia as the recipient of the $60,000 Aqualand Sculpture Award for Change Ahead at the launch of the 20th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi on 20 October, 2106. The…


Enjoy Sculpture by the Sea? Then join us!

Posted: September 13, 2016 / News
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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is fast approaching and we have short term contract roles and volunteer positions on offer. If you love sculpture, people, outdoors and being a part of Australia’s largest sculpture events then join us! Click on the following links for more information and to apply. Site Office Intern Senior Site Crew…


Sculpture at Barangaroo

Posted: August 5, 2016 / News
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Sculpture at Barangaroo is presented in partnership with Sculpture by the Sea, which has been delighting Sydney with its outdoor exhibitions along the Bondi coastal walk for almost 20 years. Free to the public, the temporary exhibition will transform Barangaroo Reserve into an open-air sculpture park to capture the imagination of Sydney and its visitors….


Sculpture by the Sea’s Winter Exhibition, Perth

Posted: July 12, 2016 / Announced, News
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  Monday 25 July – Friday 5 August, 2016.  Central Park, 152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth Sculpture by the Sea is delighted to announce the return of its Winter Exhibition to be held between 25 July – 5 August.  Hosted by our principal sponsor Rio Tinto. To be held in their fabulous foyer space at Central Park, Perth. This year’s winter exhibition…


Helen Lempriere Scholarship and Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorship recipients announced

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The Curatorial Panel have selected this year’s $30,000 Helen Lempriere Scholarships and $10,000 Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorships. As part of this year’s 20th anniversary celebrations, Perpetual, the managers of the Helen Lempriere Bequest, have made possible a fourth $30,000 Helen Lempriere Scholarship for Australian artists.  This year’s recipients are: Jennifer Turpin (NSW) – Senior…


SXS & Yorkshire Sculpture Park Presents Sydney Sculpture Conference 2016 – Sculpture: In Public Space

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Sydney Sculpture Conference 2016 – Sculpture: In Public Space Presented by Sculpture by the Sea & Yorkshire Sculpture Park Thursday 27 October, Sydney Opera House Coinciding with Sculpture by the Sea, leading international and Australian speakers will discuss the importance, impact, challenges and opportunities of sculpture in public space. A spectrum of perspectives and insights will…


AQUALAND ANNOUNCED AS PRINCIPAL SPONSOR BONDI

Posted: July 7, 2016 / Announced, News
Mr Jin Lin, Managing Director of Aqualand & Mr David Handley AM, Founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea with 'Moon Buddha' by Vince Vozzo on south Bondi Beach headland on July 5, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Aqualand is the new Principal Sponsor for the world's largest sculpture exhibition - Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.

Sculpture by the Sea is pleased to announce Aqualand Australia as the new Principal Sponsor for the annual outdoor exhibition at Bondi from 20 October to 6 November 2016. The three year sponsorship is the most significant in the exhibition’s history and will support the continued growth of the Bondi event. As part of the…


Celebrating 20 Years This Year

Posted: May 3, 2016 / News
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Bondi 20 October – 6 November, 2016 On this day in 1997 the first Sculpture by the Sea exhibition was held on the 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. 64 artists exhibited their work including many leading sculptors Marguerite Derricourt, Richard Goodwin, Geoff Harvey, Stephen King, Michael Le Grand, Vince Vozzo and then emerging and…


A View from Zilvinas Kempinas

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On the final day of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Zilvinas Kempinas arrived at Cottesloe to receive the EY People’s Choice Prize for his work Kakashi. Kempinas’ stunning kinetic work made of steel snow poles and bird repellent tape. Video shot by Zilvinas on the final day of the Cottesloe exhibition.