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An Open Letter to Mark McGowan, The Premier of Western Australia and The Hon. David Templeman, Minister for Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Posted: March 19, 2019 / News

March 2019 Dear Premier and Minister, We, the following Western Australian artists (Perth and regional), who have exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe, are dismayed the Department of Cultural Industries does not provide substantial funding for the annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe exhibition. We want to thank you, Minister Templeman, for the…


ACCLAIMED NEW ZEALAND ARTIST PHIL PRICE AWARDED EY PEOPLE’S CHOICE PRIZE AND KIDS’ CHOICE PRIZE AT SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE 2019

Posted: March 15, 2019 / News, video

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is pleased to announce New Zealand artist Phil Price as the recipient of the EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000 for his kinetic sculpture ‘Ipomoea’. Exhibiting this year as the Tourism WA Invited International Artist, Price is regarded as one of the leading kinetic sculptors of his generation. The breathtaking…


Celia Hammond presents Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation Award at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019

Posted: / Announced, News

Thank you for the invitation and the introduction. I am delighted to be here at the 15th Sculpture by the Sea here in Cottesloe. I acknowledge all special guests – and I also want to acknowledge, applaud and thank David Handley, the Board of Sculpture by the Sea, the staff, the donors and all of…


How is Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe funded?

Posted: March 11, 2019 / News

Many people ask how we raise the funds to stage Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe as a free exhibition each year.  Many more people presume the exhibition is fully funded from government sources. It is a huge challenge raising the $2.2M to stage Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe each year.  This pie chart shows how it…


Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 Exhibition Video

Posted: March 6, 2019 / News, video

See spectacular footage of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 filmed from above and up close on beautiful Cottesloe beach. Thanks to our videographer Richard Watson for filming and editing.



Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship

Posted: March 4, 2019 / Announced, News

Sculpture by the Sea is delighted to announce that Rima Zabaneh from Ardross and Berenice Rarig from Canning Vale, WA as the recipients of the prestigious $10,000 Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship. Presented by Deputy Chairman of Tourism WA, Manny Papadoulis, the scholarship, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013, provides invaluable support for…


Miik Green announced as Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award recipient

Posted: February 25, 2019 / Announced, News

Sculpture by the Sea and Alcoa of Australia are pleased to announce the highly regarded Western Australian visual artist Miik Green as the inaugural recipient of the Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award of $10,000. The new award, which highlights Alcoa’s 15 years of continued commitment to supporting artists in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe that use…


Phil Price AGWA artist talk

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Leading kinetic sculptor Phil Price is the Tourism Western Australia International Invited Artist at the 15th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019. Join us to hear New Zealand artist Phil Price discuss his major work produced for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 and a selection of his significant international public and private commissions….


Nicole Monks

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Join us at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe for the activation of the work ‘miyarnu bundara’ Nicole Monks with Jenine Boeree, Kristine Townsend, Sharyn Egan and David Leha and nhurra (you mob) Production – Charlotte Hilder Cottesloe Beach,  audience activation every day, 4-6pm Inspired by the depth and richness of Aboriginal astronomy traditions from across…


Tourism Western Australia Invited International Artist Phil Price

Posted: / Announced, News

Sculpture by the Sea is thrilled to announce that one of the most important kinetic sculptors in the world, New Zealand sculptor Phil Price will exhibit for the first time at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 as the Tourism WA Invited International Artist. Since 2000, Phil Price has developed a significant international reputation for…


Fred P. Archer

Posted: February 14, 2019 / News

Fred Archer was born in Melbourne on 17 December 1890 and was a drover’s son. On leaving school his uncle offered him a job as an accountant in Melbourne but Fred hated city life and headed up north with his brother to become a jackaroo in Queensland. Both brothers enlisted and Fred served with the…


Britt Mikkelsen’s journey to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019

Posted: February 4, 2019 / News

Five-time Sculpture by the Sea exhibitor and 2018 Helen Lempriere Scholarship recipient, Britt Mikkelsen, discusses the inspiration for her latest work ‘Veiled’ and her journey to exhibiting at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019. With the help of the Helen Lempriere Scholarship, Britt is taking on her largest challenge yet. An accumulation of five years of research and taking over 700+…


Creative Accounting: Chris Roberts show at Something for Jess

Posted: December 14, 2018 / News

Our Sculpture by the Sea accountant is currently exhibiting some of his drawings in public for the first time and has been overcome with newfound and increased admiration for artists after the experience. “I was recently somewhat coerced into showing a small collection of my drawings in public for the first time. I had always…


Helen Lempriere Recipient: mid Career Sculptor, Kevin Draper

Posted: November 27, 2018 / Awards, News, video

The Helen Lempriere Scholarships are designed to advance individual artists’ careers by enabling them to travel, study and undertake opportunities to further their artistic development. The scholarships are awarded to emerging, mid-career and senior Australian sculptors chosen by the exhibition’s Curatorial Panel. Helen Lempriere Scholarship Recipient and Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018 exhibiting artist,…