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Have you visited the Sculpture Inside Exhibition yet?

Posted: March 16, 2016 / News

Sculpture Inside is our exhibition of around 150 small sculptures created by each of the exhibiting artists in this year’s show. Held daily upstairs in the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, the exhibition provides a deeper insight into each of the artist’s practice by showcasing small works from their studios. Sculpture Inside is a great…


Golden Hour at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016

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Watching the sun set into the Indian Ocean from Cottesloe Beach, whilst being surrounded by so many sculptures, is something truly unique to Perth. If you haven’t had a chance to join us yet, we hope these photos inspire you to come down before the exhibition closes this Sunday night or next March!    …


Cottesloe Artist Interview Series Part 3 & 4

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The Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 Artist Interview Series continues this week with the third and fourth instalments brought to you from two very engaging artists that are exhibiting this year. Ivan Black (England) has a passion for creating kinetic (moving) sculptures and his work ‘Golden Section’ was this year acquired by the Town of Cottesloe! We also hear from Indigenous…


Beach Access Day 17 March

Posted: March 15, 2016 / News

From 10am on 17 March, for the first time at Sculpture by the Sea, we are pleased to provide beach access matting for visitors with limited mobility and those using manual wheel chairs and mobility aids thanks to exhibition sponsor Iluka Resources. The beach access matting will be installed in the southern beach area from Indiana’s…


Join Lauren Bath & Jarrad Seng at our Cottesloe Instameet

Posted: March 11, 2016 / News

This Sunday join us for a Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Instameet with celebrity Instagrammer Lauren Bath and our own local photographer Jarrad Seng We meet at Sonia Payes sculpture ‘Re: Generation’ behind the on-site information marquee, Sunday 13 March at 5 pm.  If you haven’t been to an Instameet before it’s a great opportunity to learn and swap photography tips and…


Alcoa Schools Education Program Celebrates 20,000th student

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The Alcoa Schools Education Program has welcomed its 20,000th school student to Sculpture by the Sea. The Alcoa sponsored program is providing Western Australian schools students the opportunity to attend hands-on sculpture workshops during which they explore the exhibition, talk first-hand with artists and create their own sculptures. David Handley AM, Sculpture by the Sea Founding Director said,…


International Women’s Day & Sculpture by the Sea

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Earlier this week, on March 8, International Women’s Day celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.  It does, however, have as its 2016 campaign theme Pledge for Parity, in response to the slowing of gender parity in so many places.   Sculpture by the Sea recognises and congratulates the women…


Li Wei’s Photographic Performances Wow Cottesloe

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Artist Li Wei (China) completed the last of his three Cottesloe performances at Sculpture by the Sea this week. Using a crane and cherry picker, the artist set up apparently gravity defying photos, with performer Guo Yan appearing to be levitating above the water. The final edited photographs will be available to be viewed next week inside…


Cottesloe Artist Interview Series Part 1 & 2

Posted: March 9, 2016 / News

The Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 Artist Interview Series kicked off this week with the first and second instalments brought to you directly from artists who are exhibiting at this year’s exhibition. Peter Lundberg (USA) gives us an insight into the formation of his ‘Land of Giants’, who were each created in the earth around Thompson Estate Winery…


Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Income Sources

Posted: March 8, 2016 / News

The income to stage Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe comes from the following sources. Thank you to everyone for helping make the exhibition possible. The budget shortfall includes the cost to cover the artists reasonable freight costs, most of which they currently pay themselves.


Vote for your favourite sculpture

Posted: March 4, 2016 / News

We’d love to know what your favourite sculpture of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 is! When you visit the exhibition voting forms for both the EY People’s Choice Prize and Kids’ Choice Prize are available at the catalogue marquees. EY People’s Choice The artist who has created the most popular sculpture, as voted at…


Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 Open to the Public

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 is now open to the public! For the next 16 days, Cottesloe beach will be home to 77 works from artists from over 18 countries. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to all artists, volunteers and members of the general public attending Cottesloe this year. A reminder that the…


#sxsmoments Photo Competition

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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 the 20th anniversary Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in October 2016.   To take part all you have to do is capture your favourite moments from Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 by posting a picture on Instagram…


Rio Tinto Sculpture Inside Award

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We are delighted to announce that the Rio Tinto Sculpture Inside Award of $5,000 has been awarded to Perth-based artist, Mikaela Castledine.  Mikaela’s work entitled ‘Intention’ was selected by Dr Nien Schwarz, Artist & Senior Lecturer, School of Communications and Arts, Edith Cowan University, and a member of the Curatorial panel for this year’s exhibition….


Olga Cironis receives 2016 WA Sculptor Scholarship

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At the opening of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, the Hon. John Day MLA, Minister for Planning, Culture and the Arts announced the recipient of  The Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship of $10,000 as Olga Cironis (WA) for her sculpture Mountain of Words. This scholarship, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013 provides funds for the…