R.M. (Ron) Gomboc


WA, Australia
Bondi Decade Club member since 2010
Cottesloe Decade Club member since 2014

Sculpture by the Sea is what sculpture in Australia needed. Without it sculpture would still be hidden from view. Personally, it has given me the opportunity to work to a larger scale, and exposure to a larger audience through participation in 17 Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions in Albany, Bondi and Cottesloe.”

“I feel honoured that my work has been chosen for the 10th year of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and to become the first Australian member of the Cottesloe exhibition Decade Club. It all began for me at the first Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Western Australia at Albany in 1998 for the Olympic Arts Festival where my work was awarded the Directorís Prize with an invitation to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in 1999.

The opportunities offered to WA Sculptors over the past 10 years by Sculpture by the Sea have been invaluable.  To be given the opportunity to be shown on one of Perthís most iconic beaches alongside leading senior and emerging sculptors from around the world has given WA sculptors previously unavailable international exposure and opened up dialogue with artists across the world.

Importantly, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe has created a level of public awareness in WA of the cultural value of sculpture in this state. I hope that the Government support and sponsorship continues for this annual free to public event. Thank you to everyone who has made it possible.”

R.M. (Ron) Gomboc, ‘Spirit of the Albatross’, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2005. Photo Clyde Yee.