The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail

Posted: June 8, 2022 / Essays, News

Can art help save rural communities, raise spirits, and improve the quality of life? Right at this moment, there is a bold experiment taking place to do precisely that and, so far, it has been a resounding success. In the summer of 2019-20 bushfires devastated the scenic Snowy Valleys with huge areas of bushland and…

The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail opens this week

Posted: May 3, 2022 / News

The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail is a new and significant series of sculpture collections in Adelong, Batlow, Tumbarumba, Tooma and the Tumbarumba vineyards with cellars doors. Created in consultation with the Snowy Valleys Council, a Local Community Advisory Group, members of the wider Snowy Valleys community and Destination Riverina Murray, the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail…

Britt Mikkelsen – recipient of the Kids’ Choice Prize

Posted: March 21, 2022 / News

Youngsters were drawn to the WA artist’s work ‘Anthroposcenic’, which was voted most popular by children who visited the exhibition. The Kids’ Choice Prize of $2,000 is funded from the donation of Emrys, Jasper and Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM. ‘Anthroposcenic’ comprises of found objects embedded in resin, then set within a large piece of stone. The…

Sachio Ingrilli – recipient of the EY People’s Choice Prize

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Perth-based 22-year-old artist and current University of Western Australia student Sachio Ingrilli has been awarded the EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000 after visitors to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe voted his sculpture, ‘Perspective’, as their favourite out of 70 artworks by Western Australian, interstate and international artists. ‘Perspective’ is a playful array of 3.2m-high…

Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation, Cottesloe: Nicholas Samartis, 2022 

Posted: March 19, 2022 / News

“You always return to your first love, and for me, it was sculpture and the study of it,” says Sydney based artist, Nicholas Samartis. Exhibiting for his first time at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, this year, his work ‘Mother’ is positioned at the start of the groyne. It is a “preoccupation of our perception…

ALCOA School Education Program Goes Virtual

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COVID-19 will not deny students the opportunity to take part in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, this year with the exhibition’s education program being adapted to an online offering. The Alcoa School Education Program, supported by resources company and founding sponsor Alcoa, has been part of the annual exhibition since it started 18 years ago,…

Partnership with ECU Celebrates Six Years

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Edith Cowan University (ECU) is proud to again be a partner of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022. ECU’s partnership with Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, now in its sixth year, provides excellent opportunities for Visual Arts students to gain practical experience, including an artist mentee relationship and an internship placement. This year’s mentee is Timothy…

Artists Support Ukraine, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022 | UNHCR

Posted: March 17, 2022 / News, video

As part of the global “Artists Support Ukraine” movement, a giant Ukrainian flag was unfurled at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in Perth, Australia.  This is to show support for the people of Ukraine and to raise funds for Australia for UNHCR.  The UN refugee agency is working to support three million refugees who have fled Ukraine…

Vote for your Favourite Sculpture 

Posted: March 15, 2022 / News

After exploring the exhibition, it’s time to decide which of the 70 sculptures is your favourite! The EY People’s Choice Award gives visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture, with the chosen artist receiving $5,000, announced on the final weekend of the exhibition. Voters also go in the draw to win one of…

Lotterywest Tactile Tours Continue

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Our free Tactile Tours are always popular at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. Designed for individuals with disabilities to experience and enjoy some of the ‘safe to touch’ sculptures, these interactive and informative tours are led by trained guides. We receive wonderful feedback every year from the visitors, and their carers, who enjoy these sensory-rich tours….

Alcoa Education Program Goes Virtual for 2022

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Many schools are already booked in to participate in this year’s online Alcoa Education Program – with online workshops and artist talks happening next week and beyond, taking Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe directly into schoolrooms around Perth and the Peel Region! Thought you’d like a sneak peak at the Virtual Tours that we are providing to…

Ukraine Flag Held High as Artists Support Ukraine  

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Last Sunday, Artists from Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe joined artists from around the world to show their support for the people of Ukraine. An 18m x 12m Ukrainian flag was unfurled and held high among the sculptures on Cottesloe beach by artists from around Australia and members of Perth’s Ukrainian community. The Ukraine City of Mariupol…

Celebrating 50 Exhibitions in Australia & Denmark

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In 2022, the Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe exhibition marked the 50th Sculpture by the Sea exhibition held around the world.  23 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibitions have been held on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk since 1997. 18 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe exhibitions have been staged from 2005-202 Four Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus exhibitions were conducted in Denmark in…

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022 Exhibition Video

Posted: March 8, 2022 / News, video

Enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022 exhibition video. With thanks to Richard Watson for videography.