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The Tactile Tour experience for visitors with disability

Posted: March 23, 2015 / News

  Visitors with disability and their carers were invited to join a free program of Tactile Tours during the exhibition. The program was an initiative between Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) volunteer guides kindly funded by the Spinifex Trust. AGWA trained guides delivered tours three mornings a week to…


Farewell to Jack White, inspiration to the Sculpture by the Sea community

Posted: March 22, 2015 / News

We have received the very sad news that one of the young members of the Sculpture by the Sea community has passed away. Jack White lived with mitochondrial disease and was not able to sit, stand, walk or talk without full support or assistance. But Jack had a wonderful creative spirit which inspired many of those around…


2015 Town of Cottesloe acquisition announced: Norton Flavel and Rebecca Rose

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  The Town of Cottesloe sculpture acquisition for 2015 was announced on Sunday 22 March, by the Mayor of Cottesloe Jo Dawkins. Two of the sculptures exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015 will be acquired into the renowned public collection. The artworks selected for the acquisition were ‘Lucky country’ by West Australian artist Norton Flavel…


EY Peoples Choice Prize and Kids’ Choice Prize announced

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  Wendi Zhang from China was announced as the recipient of the EY People’s Choice Prize for mi no 5 on Sunday 22 March, 2015. The stunning work of 17 red flamingoes, ambling along the waters edge at Cottesloe Beach, captivated visitors during the 11th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.     Wendi Zhang, mi no 5, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015. Photo Clyde Yee. The $2,500 EY People’s Choice Prize is voted…


Cottesloe Artist Interview Series part 3 & 4

Posted: March 20, 2015 / News

This week we released two more instalments in our Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015 Artist Interview Series. Find out about the inspirations and creative processes of exhibiting artists Britt Mikkelsen and Olivia Samec.      


Top 8 photography tips to capture your best shots at Cottesloe Beach this weekend!

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We love photography at Sculpture by the Sea and have enjoyed seeing thousands of your photos captured on Facebook, Instagram and Flickr as well as our exhibition hashtags #sxscottesloe15 and photography competition #sxsmoments. So whether you are a keen photographer with a full kit of lenses and cameras or just love snapping on the move,…


Last chance to vote your favourite sculpture!

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Have you had your say on your favourite sculpture yet? The EY People’s Choice Prize will be announced this Sunday 22 March along with the Kids Choice Prize. Find a voting form at our catalogue marquee at Cottesloe Beach.   EY People’s Prize The artist who has created the most popular sculpture, as voted at…


Final days of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

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  This is the final weekend of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015; if you haven’t yet visited there is still time to make your way to the stunning Cottesloe Beach to experience the 69 sculptures by international, interstate and local artists before the exhibition closes on Monday 23 March. After being held up in…


Storm preparations at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe

Posted: March 13, 2015 / News

With the storm warning for Perth on Saturday we are taking precautions by removing parts of the sculptures that might be vulnerable if the winds reach the predicted 100km/hour gusts. We are also moving some of the sculptures that are closest to the water’s edge in case the seas are as high as predicted as…


Don’t forget to visit Sculpture Inside in the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club

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It has been one week since the opening of Sculpture Inside, the gallery of small indoor works inside the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, and the gallery has been consistently full of buzzing exhibition-goers! The works displayed have sparked the enthusiasm of many visitors, with Norton Flavel’s Lucky Country 001 – 010 and Chinese artist…


Cottesloe Beach House Stays open their doors for Sculpture by the Sea

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When the 11th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe landed on the shores of Perth’s most iconic beach, one of the city’s highest acclaimed accommodation providers opened their doors to organisers, artists and visitors. Cottesloe Beach House Stays manage short term rental properties in and around the Cottesloe Beach area and according to Managing Director…


Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation & other exhibition subsidies announced

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We would like to congratulate Andrew Burton, this year’s recipient of the Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015 for his work ‘Vessel’. Congratulations also to those artists who received subsidies to help them exhibit at this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015: Caro & Jon Stewart Invited…


The Alcoa Schools Education Program is up and running!

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The Alcoa Schools Education Program is up and running with a team of 13 exhibiting artists and 13 Sculpture by the Sea educators. In our first week 1,164 primary and secondary students have taken part in sculpture making workshops or exhibition focus tours. Already we are enjoying some really positive feedback. Natalia a year five…


Getting the inside story behind our award Judge’s selection

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It’s always fascinating to understand the decision making process that the Sculpture by the Sea judges employ to arrive at their final choices. Dr Michael Hill has kindly opened up and given us an insight into what swayed him, and the other judges, towards this year’s WA Sculptor Scholarship co-winners Norton Flavel for ‘Lucky Country’…


Perth Instameet at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe

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This Sunday 15 March at 5pm Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe will be hosting an Instameet. Joining us on the day will be high profile Instagrammers Pauly Vella, Gary Norris and regular exhibition photographer Jarrad Seng. Pauly, Gary and Jarrad will take a tour around the exhibition while providing insider tips and tricks that have…