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2017 Rio Tinto WA Emerging Sculptor Mentorship Announced

Posted: March 5, 2017 / Announced, Awards, Major Prize
Hayley Bahr & Tim Keevil, Cansumerism 2017.

Congratulations to local Perth artist Hayley Bahr, announced as the recipient of the Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2017 Rio Tinto WA Emerging Sculptor Mentorship. On receiving the mentorship, Hayley said: “It was a pleasant surprise and has been invaluable to me at this point in my career as a multidisciplinary artist. This amazing opportunity will allow…


Denise Pepper receives 2017 WA Sculptor Scholarship

Posted: / Announced, Awards
Denise Pepper, Leaden Hearts, Sculptures by the Sea, Cottelsoe 2017. Photo Ben Reynolds

The Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship of $10,000 was awarded at the opening of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe to Denise Pepper from Bayswater in Perth for ‘Leaden Heart’. This scholarship, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013, provides funds for the artist’s study, travel and the advancement of their career, together with an invitation…


Tourism Western Australia Invited Artists

Posted: February 24, 2017 / News
Western Australia Invited Artists

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2017 (3 – 20 March 2017) is delighted to announce two of the world’s best known artists, Sir Tony Cragg RA and Zadok Ben-David, as this year’s Tourism Western Australia Invited Artists to exhibit major works in Western Australia for the first time. Cragg, one of the world’s foremost sculptors,…


Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2017 is on its way from 3 – 20 March!

Posted: January 24, 2017 / News
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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2017 opens to the public on 3 March, 2017 and it’s all systems go as we prepare for the 13th annual exhibition.  Featuring artists from across Australia as well as countries as different and far apart as China, Germany, Japan, Finland, New Zealand and the Czech Republic, Cottesloe Beach will be transformed…


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…


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.


New $10,000 artist subsidy for Danish Artists to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea

Posted: March 23, 2017 / News
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  Sculpture by the Sea is pleased to announce a new $10,000 artist subsidy for a Danish Artist to exhibit in every future exhibition of Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney and Perth in Australia. Staged on the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is one of the largest and best attended sculpture exhibitions in…


Sculpture by the Sea joins Vivid Ideas 2017

Posted: March 22, 2017 / News
Cave Urban, The Golden Hour, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016. Photo Clyde Yee

With a unique exhibition site so connected with its environment, Sculpture by the Sea receives submissions for artworks that respond to the raw, rugged and challenging Bondi coastal landscape. Artists truly embrace the elements to create works that range from the ephemeral to monumental. This year’s Vivid session provides an opportunity to explore the importance, impact and…


Edward Albee & Sculpture

Posted: March 15, 2017 / News
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  ‘Mr A’ is a sculpture by Zero Higashida is this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. The sculpture is a homage by Zero to Edward Albee and their friendship. Below is an obituary on Edward Albee. Edward Albee was the last of the quintet of great American playwrights born before World War Two, his…


Welcome Edith Cowan University

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Edith Cowan University (ECU) has joined Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe as a three year partnerfrom this year’s Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. There are a number of creative activations that form part of our partnership which include: An internship which provides a ECU student access and involvement in the design, installation and administration of…



The Act-Belong-Commit Passport Trail

Posted: March 14, 2017 / News
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  Join us on the Act-Belong-Commit Passport trail, brand new to Sculpture by the Sea 2017! Enjoy this free activity suitable for all ages to be in with a chance to win an Apple iPad!* To get started all you need to do is collect your passport from the Act-Belong-Commit or catalogue marquee. Whilst you walk around…



Diary of an educator, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2017

Posted: March 13, 2017 / News
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The Alcoa School Education Program is an exciting and vital part of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. Artist Workshops, Focus Tours and Artist Talks provide unique opportunities for primary and secondary students to engage with and learn about sculpture, meet and work with real artists and have fun! Below, one of our Educators describes an Artist…


Crown Resorts Foundation & Packer Family Foundation Invited Indigenous Artist Program

Posted: February 22, 2017 / News
Janine McAullay Bott, Fish Trap, 2016. Photo Artitja Fine Art and the artist.

  We are delighted to welcome Janine McAullay Bott, one of Australia’s foremost exponents of weaving and bush sculpture, and 2009 recipient and five times finalist in the prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, as the Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2017 Crown Resorts Foundation & Packer Family Foundation Invited Indigenous…


Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017 are now open!

Nicole Larkin, Dynamics in Impermanence, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016. Photo Clyde Yee.

Have you ever wanted to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea? Emerging, established and aspiring artists alike are encouraged to submit for pre-selection in the 21st annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to be staged along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama in Sydney, Australia from 19 October – 5 November, 2017. Artists can…


Rio Tinto Sculpture Award Announced at Cottesloe

Posted: February 20, 2017 / News
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The $50,000 Rio Tinto Sculpture Award has been awarded to Harsha Vardhan Durugadda of India for his work ‘Column of Sound’ at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe (pictured). The award was announced by Chris Salisbury, chief executive Rio Tinto Iron Ore at the opening of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. Rio Tinto, our Principal Partner, is gifting ‘Column…


Thank You to the Federal Government Catalyst Fund

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Tim Burns, Victory or Revenge, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015. Photo Jarrad Seng.

We are very pleased to announce our not-for-profit organisation has received a four year grant from the Federal Ministry for the Arts Catalyst Fund.  This is the first recurring funding we have received in 20 years from the Federal government Arts agencies and we are delighted at the support this funding will enable us to…