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

Posted: March 23, 2017 / News



Louise Sparre, Skin Cube, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Clyde Yee

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 the world, with 500,000 visitors viewing over 100 sculptures by artists from around the world.

The popularity of the Bondi exhibition led to the creation of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in Perth on Australia’s Indian Ocean coast in March each year. Staged since 2005 the Cottesloe exhibition features over 70 sculptures and is enjoyed by 220,000 visitors.

The A$10,000 Danish Artist Subsidy has been introduced in 2017 as a way of furthering the cultural ties between Denmark and Australia that have been developed through Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus since 2009. 112 sculptures have been created by Danish artists for the Aarhus and Australian exhibitions, with 20 Danish artists having exhibited in the Sydney and Perth Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions in Australia..

For every Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in the future in Australia or overseas one Danish artist selected by our Curatorial Panel will receive A$10,000 towards the costs of the artist’s fabrication, freight or travel expenses.

Applications are currently open until 9 April for the 21sth annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in Sydney that will be staged from 20 October – 5 November, 2017. For more information and to submit an application please click below.




Applications will open in May for our 14th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in Perth to be staged in March 2018.

If you have any questions please contact Greg Clennar, Exhibition Coordinator at [email protected] or telephone +61.2.8399 0233

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