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TONY DAVIS ANNOUNCED AS RECIPIENT OF $70,000 AQUALAND SCULPTURE AWARD

Posted: October 21, 2022 / Awards, News

Sculpture by the Sea and Aqualand today announced regional Western Australian artist Tony Davis as the recipient of the $70,000 Aqualand Sculpture Award, for his striking 7-metre-high Jarrah timber and steel sculpture ‘Folly Interstice’, at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. The exhibition was officially opened to the public today, with Davis in attendance to accept…


‘Wings of Our Angels’ unveiled at Wayside Chapel

Posted: October 18, 2022 / News

Members of the Sculpture by the Sea staff were delighted to be at Sydney’s Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross for the unveiling of ‘Wings of Our Angels’, a sculpture by Joel Adler and Aunty Nancy Long on Tuesday 12 October 2022. “It was a beautiful occasion,” said David Handley, Artistic Director and Founding CEO of Sculpture by…


Allens’ People’s Choice Award

Posted: September 27, 2022 / News

The Allens’ People’s Choice Award gives visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture, with the winning artist receiving $5000, 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.   VOTing opens 21 October 2022     TERMS AND…


Celebrating 50 exhibitions in Australia & Denmark 1997 – 2022

Posted: September 15, 2022 / News

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022 was a milestone event – it was the 50th Sculpture by the Sea exhibition staged in Australia and Denmark since 1997. We have collated the messages of thanks, support and celebration received from artists, art historians, politicians, curators and gallery Directors from Australia, China, Denmark, New Zealand and Japan,…


Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023 are open

Posted: August 1, 2022 / News

Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023 are open. International and Australian artists, at all career stages, are encouraged to apply for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.  The Nineteenth annual exhibition will be held at Cottesloe Beach in Perth, Western Australia from 3-20 March 2023. All types, forms and sizes of sculpture, in all…


Call for Submissions: Shop Art Projects Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail

Posted: July 29, 2022 / News

Organisers of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail are calling for expressions of interest from artists living in or raised in the Eastern Riverina to create new artworks for the Shop Art Projects in the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail in Batlow and Tumbarumba. As part of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail, organisers have leased several shops…


Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail Review: John McDonald

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John McDonald’s review of the newly opened Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail appeared in the The Sydney Morning Herald. “The Snowy Valleys project demonstrates that sculptures can look just as impressive set against a backdrop of hills, fields, trees and mountains, as they do when spread across the Sydney foreshores. There is a simple dichotomy between…


SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, BONDI IS BACK IN 2022

Posted: July 21, 2022 / Announced, News

Sculpture by the Sea is thrilled to announce Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi will return to transform the spectacular 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk in Sydney from 21 October – 7 November 2022. With over 100 artworks by Australian and international sculptors, the world’s largest free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition will surprise and delight for its…


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,…