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

Posted: March 13, 2017 / News
Kerry Argent

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…


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…


#sxsmoments Photo Competition

Posted: March 1, 2017 / competition
Alessandra Rossi, Untitled Coral (aqua), Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2017. Photo Jessica Wyld

Love taking photos?  Our #sxsmoments Instagram photo competition gives you the chance to win a trip to Sydney and to become one of our official photographers for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in October 2017.   To take part all you have to do is capture your favourite moments from Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2017 by posting a picture on Instagram with the hashtag…


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,…


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 closing soon!

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
Harsha Vardhan Durugadda_Column of Sound_Sculpture by the Sea_Cottesloe 2017_Photo Jessica Wyld Jessica Wyld 005

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…


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

Posted: January 24, 2017 / News
Wei, Li - Windsurfing over Cottesloe

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…


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…


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

Posted: / Announced, Awards
Rebel Penfold Russell OAM
Ross Drinnan

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
20 logo on cream

  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.


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…