Allens People’s Choice Prize

Juan Pablo Pinto & Cristian Rojas, ‘The Hermitage’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. Photo Charlotte Curd

International law firm Allens continues its ongoing support of Sculpture by the Sea’s People’s Choice Award. The Allens People’s Choice Award was awarded for the 21st time in 2023. The Allens People’s Choice Award gives visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture, with the winning artist receiving $5,000, announced on the final weekend of the exhibition. Voters also go in the draw to win one of three Sculpture by the Sea prize packs valued at $500 each.

To make sure your favourite sculpture gets its due recognition, you have three ways to vote:

  • pick up a voting form on site at the catalogue and information marquees
  • download the Sculpture by the Sea App to keep track of your favourites and vote directly through the App
  • vote online. Voting will open at the start of the exhibition and a link will be provided.

With a proud history of supporting the arts in Australia, Allens began collecting unique and challenging artworks by relatively unknown Australian artists in the mid-1970s. Since then, its collection has grown to more than a thousand works, including works by Louise Tuckwell, David Bromley and Gloria Tamerre Pettyare.

Recent recipients of the Allens People’s Choice Award:

  • Juan Pablo Pinto & Cristian Rojas, ‘The Hermitage’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. (pictured)
  • Bruno Catalano, ‘Benoit’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022
  • Joel Adler, ‘Viewfinder’ Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019
  • Gillie and Marc Schattner, ‘Portmanteau’, Sculpture by Sea, Bondi 2018
  • April Pine, ‘Trip I, Trip II, Trip III’, and Marina Debris, ‘Inconvenience Store’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017