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Sharyn Egan Returns to Sculpture by the Sea

Posted: February 22, 2024 / News

Sharyn Egan, ‘Balga’, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023. Photo Michael Goh SHARYN EGAN RETURNS TO SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE AS PART OF TOURISM WA ABORIGINAL ARTISTIC PROGRAM To celebrate the 20th Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, the WA Government through Tourism WA and Sculpture by the Sea are thrilled to announce a new…


British Sculptor Sean Henry to Exhibit

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Sean Henry, ‘Seated Man’ (2011) Bronze, corten steel & paint BRITISH SCULPTOR SEAN HENRY TO EXHIBIT FAMED ‘SEATED MAN’ AT SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE 2024 AS TOURISM WA INVITED INTERNATIONAL ARTIST There is much anticipation around seeing the famed sculpture, ‘Seated Man’ by Sean Henry, one of England’s most celebrated international artists who will be exhibiting in WA for…


Allens People’s Choice Recipient

Posted: November 6, 2023 / News

Sculpture by the Sea and Allens have revealed that Juan Pablo Pinto and Cristian Rojas are the recipients of this year’s Allens People’s Choice Award, as voted by the exhibition visitors. Juan Pablo and Cristian receive a prize of $5,000 for ‘The Hermitage’, a humorous take on the Sydney housing affordability crisis. Based in Sydney, the sculptors met 10 years…


Kids’ Choice Prize Announced

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Announced at the closing ceremony on the weekend internationally renowned art collective Glue Society + James Dive were the recipients of the Kids’ Choice Prize of $5,000 for ‘Hot with the Chance of a Late Storm’. The melted Mr Whippy truck returned to Tamarama beach as part of the exhibition’s 25th celebrations after first exhibiting in 2006, where it became one of…


Kids’ Choice Prize

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Announced at the closing ceremony on the weekend internationally renowned art collective Glue Society + James Dive were the recipients of the Kids’ Choice Prize of $5,000 for ‘Hot with the Chance of a Late Storm’. The melted Mr Whippy truck returned to Tamarama beach as part of the exhibition’s 25th celebrations after first exhibiting in 2006, where it became one of…


Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023 Exhibition Video 2

Posted: November 5, 2023 / News, video

Videography by Gareth Carr


Sculpture by the Sea founder reflects on 25 years – Creating social entrepreneurship in the Arts

Posted: November 4, 2023 / News

His vision for a large-scale public art event sparked David Handley’s leap from lawyer to social entrepreneur. As his signature event, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, marks its 25th year, he reflects on riding the wave of arts enterprise. David Handley AM (BA ’87, LLB ’89) has some advice for up-and-coming social entrepreneurs: “You need…


What sustains staff in an event economy

Posted: November 3, 2023 / News

ArtsHub’s National Visual Arts Editor, Gina Fairley spoke with five staff who have worked for Sculpture by the Sea for over a decade, in an attempt to glean how festivals can retain and incentivise staff, despite the dread of event cycles. These are their five points of advice: There is always a solution Suzie Clark…


Snowy Hydro Major Partner Announcement with the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail

On Monday last week we announced Snowy Hydro as a Major Partner of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail.  The Snowy Hydro sponsorship includes funding the leasing of seven sculptures for the sculpture trail and the Snowy Hydro School Education Program that will deliver 34 artist led sculpture making workshops to 17 schools in the Snowy Valleys…


Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail & Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023 Artists Visit the Snowy Valleys

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023 exhibiting artists, Milan Kuzica (Czech Republic/Slovakia), Tata Ota (Japan), Lubo Mikle (Slovakia) and Philip Spelman (Queanbeyan, NSW) have travelled to the Snowy Valleys in southern NSW to see their sculptures in Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail.  They were joined by Takuro Kurokouchi, Chief Curator at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan, Bohuš…


Aqualand Artist Interview with Anton Forde Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

Posted: November 2, 2023 / News, video

New Zealand artist Anton Forde speaks about his work ‘Papare / Protection’. The series of carved sculptures are time-travelling sentinels, all seeing, all knowing, individually and collectively they stand as guardians and protectors, exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. Video by Gareth Carr.


Aqualand Artist Interview with India Collins Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

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Australian artist India Collins talks about her sculpture ‘Yatra ‘Journey’’ – A tribute to the mysterious and ethereal jellyfish. Evoking notions of departure, eliciting possibilities of alternate existential realities, this work presents a visceral and poetic exposition of our deepest vulnerabilities, exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. Video by Gareth Carr


Aqualand Artist Interview with Emryn Ingram Shute Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

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Australian artist Emryn Ingram-Shute speaks about her sculpture ‘No Colour in War’, the installation seeks to connect with the tragedy of the Ukrainian invasion through the deconstruction of the anti-tank obstacles. The work is exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. Video by Gareth Carr.


Aqualand Artist Interview with Johannes Pannekoek, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

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Australian artist Johannes Pannekoek talks about his sculpture ‘Lifeblood I’, an exploration of the interconnectedness in nature, drawing inspiration from Earth’s rivers, tributaries, and their ophidian form. The sculpture represents the vital force that flows through all living organisms, inspiring reverence and reflection on our responsibility to protect the lifeblood of our planet’s ecosystems. The…


Aqualand Artist Interview with John Petrie, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

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Australian artist and Recipient of the Aqualand Sculpture Award John Petrie talks about his sculpture ’23.5º’. When determining how the upper boulder would rest on the lower one, the angle of the Earth’s axis, 23.5º, came to the artists mind. The sculpture is a meditation on this phenomenon and brings together the rugged boulder terrain…