Kevin Draper


WA, Australia
Decade Club member since 2018

“I first exhibited with Sculpture by the Sea in Albany in 1998 as part of the Sydney Olympic Arts Festival. Since then I have seen the format grow from a small local exhibition into a major international sculpture show; one of the largest outdoor sculpture exhibitions in the world. In this sense, the Sculpture by the Sea concept has been hugely influential. It creates a large format, but informal setting for the general public to view all kinds of sculpture. This has increased the public awareness of 3D works on all levels. By taking away the traditional gallery threshold, this exhibition creates conversations around the artworks from all kinds of perspectives. I have benefited enormously and enjoyed my involvement with the Sculpture by the Sea community and feel privileged to have been part of this experience. The exhibition in Cottesloe occupies an unusual and valuable place in Western Australia’s art structure.”

Kevin Draper, ‘Deadline’, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018. Photo Martine Perret.