The team at Aqualand are delighted to congratulate Tony Davis on receiving the $70,000 Aqualand Sculpture Award for ‘Folly Interstice’ at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022. Chosen by the exhibition’s Judging Panel, the Aqualand Sculpture Award is an acquisitive award with the sculpture to be gifted for permanent public exhibition  in North Sydney, for the people of Sydney and visitors to our city to enjoy for years to come.


Tony Davis, ‘Folly Interstice’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022. Photo Henri Fanti

  • 2019 Morgan Jones (NZ) the sun also rises 
  • 2018 James Parrett (Vic) m-fortysix
  • 2017 David Ball (NSW) orb
  • 2016 Johannes Pannekoek (WA) change ahead
  • 2015 Jörg Plickat (Germany) divided planet
  • 2014 Peter Lundberg (USA) ring
  • 2013 Stephen King (NSW) fallout
  • 2012 Peter Lundberg (USA) barrel roll
  • 2011 Paul Selwood (NSW) paradiegma metaphysic
  • 2010 Keld Moseholm (Denmark) mirroring 1995
  • 2009 May Barrie (NSW) time and tide granite monolith II
  • 2008 Mark McClelland (NSW) she thought
  • 2007 David Horton (NSW) yesternight: a work in progress
  • 2006 Orest Keywan (NSW) … and with a name to come
  • 2005 Vaclav Fiala (Czech Republic) chapel (2005)
  • 2004 Vaclav Fiala (Czech Republic) belfry for jørn utzon (2004)
  • 2003 Richard Goodwin (NSW) carapace
  • 2002 Kate Davis (England) target (2002)
  • 2001 Nigel Harrison (NSW) omeomi
  • 2000 Libby Bloxham (NSW) celebrating diversity and Richie Kuhaupt (WA) hollow man
  • 1999 Orest Keywan (NSW) with a view
  • 1998 Campbell Robertson-Swann (NSW) night passage
  • 1997 Michael Le Grand (ACT) deshabille and Duncan Stemler (NSW) venus

From 1997 – 2004 Sydney Water provided the main award at Sculpture by the Sea with the majority of the award winning works gifted to Campbelltown Arts Centre. In 2006 and 2007 NAB provided the major award with the works gifted to Orange Regional Gallery. From 2009 – 2012 the Balnaves Foundation provided the major award, with the works gifted to the Royal Botanic Gardens. From 2013 – 2015 Macquarie Group provided the major award with the works gifted to Sydney Harbour Federation Trust for placement at George’s Heights. The Aqualand Sculpture Award was gifted each year from 2016 – 2019 for permanent public placement in Sydney.

Click here to view photos of the past recipients sculptures