Transfield Australian Invited Artists Announced

Posted: September 9, 2020 / News

Renewing their support of the Bondi exhibition, Transfield have signed on as Major Partner for another three years with the continued support of Sydney Exhibition Patrons Luca Belgiorno-Nettis AM, Anita Belgiorno-Nettis AM, and Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM and Michelle Belgiorno-Nettis. As part of the partnership, we are pleased to announce the Transfield Australian Invited Artists exhibiting as part…

Visit the Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection

Posted: August 18, 2020 / News

For our West Australian friends and for future travels, next time you are in the Margaret River, and fancy a sculpture walk, visit the sculpture collection at the award-winning Thompson Estate vineyard. The Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection includes works by international artists Peter Lundberg (USA), Haruyuki Uchida (Japan), Takahiro Hirata (Japan) and Markus Hofer (Austria). Thompson Estate is…

Tunnelvision at Drill Hall Gallery

Posted: August 6, 2020 / News

James Rogers, a regular exhibitor with Sculpture by the Sea since 1997, has a survey of his works from the last decade, currently on show at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra. Terence Maloon, Director of the Drill Hall Gallery and Tunnelvision exhibition curator has provided us his review of the exhibition that has…

Help us by being a ‘user’ as part of a research project

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We’re currently undertaking an amazing opportunity to enhance your experience of Sculpture by the Sea via a user experience research project. We value your opinions and what  these could bring to our organisation to better the Sculpture by the Sea experience.We need your time for designers to pick your brain and generate some insights. They’ll…

WA Sculptor Scholarship Travel Tales

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Rima Zabaneh from Ardross and Berenice Rarig from Canning Vale, Western Australia (WA) were the recipients of the prestigious $10,000 WA Sculptor Scholarship in 2019, both undertaking separate travels as part of their scholarship. Berenice Rarig participated in a seven week art residency (January 6 – March 1, 2020) at Green Olive Arts, Tétouan, Morocco. Of the opportunity, Berenice expressed,…

Bondi 2020 Announcement

Posted: April 24, 2020 / Announced, News

Sculpture by the Sea is pleased to announce that the exhibition plans to return to Bondi this spring after an agreement was reached with Waverley Council to retain the exhibition for the next ten years. The world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition plans to return to the 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk from…

Kids’ Choice ‘Homer Homer’  

Posted: April 3, 2020 / Announced, News

Art collective Cool S**t was awarded the Kids’ Choice Prize of $2,000 for ‘Homer Homer’, a 5 metre high inflatable head combining Homer Simpson and a bust of the Greek philosopher Homer. The prize is voted for by children who visited Cottesloe Beach during the exhibition.

Three Way Tie for EY People’s Choice Prize 

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In a dramatic end to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020, three artists – Mikaela Castledine and Ayad Alqaragholli from Perth and Marcus Tatton from Tasmania – will share the EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000. With only one vote between the three works, we decided to share the prize given voting had been cut…

Over $190,000 Raised- Thank You! 

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We are beyond grateful and would like to thank the people of Perth and its visitors for  rallying behind the exhibition, thanking the many thousands of people who collectively raised $95,987 in voluntary contributions on entry at the Cottesloe 2020 exhibition. With the Minderoo Foundation generously matching donations up to $150,000, the total figure raised comes…


Posted: March 19, 2020 / News

Given the news late this afternoon that community transmission of Covid-19 has begun in Perth we have decided to close this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. We would like to thank the artists, visitors, volunteers, sponsors, donors and the Town of Cottesloe for how they enthusiastically embraced this year’s exhibition. As we are unable…

COVID-19 update

Posted: March 14, 2020 / News

Sculpture by the Sea has done a risk assessment for COVID-19, in consultation with WA Health.  The risk as assessed today (14 March 2020) in attending Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is considered to be extremely low.  The event is in the open air and close contact over any period of time is largely within…

Matching Your Public Voluntary Contributions

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Since the exhibition opened we have had a great response to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020 and our request for everyone to consider making a $5 donation or $10 for families. To date, our visitor’s public voluntary contributions are $78,370. When matched with the funds from the Minderoo Foundation our running total as we head into…

ECU intern and mentor program

Posted: March 13, 2020 / News

Thanks to ECU’s partnership with Sculpture by the Sea there are excellent opportunities for Visual Arts students to gain practical experience, including mentor relationships and an internship placement. Sculpture by the Sea artist and mentor Olga Cironis commented that, “this mentorship program is a wonderful idea for emerging and senior artists to exchange ideas, be inspired,…

Cottesloe 2020 Exhibition Video

Posted: March 11, 2020 / News, video

Enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020 exhibition video. With thanks to Richard Watson for filming and editing and to Ben Catley for the music.

WA Sculptor Scholarship Announced

Posted: March 6, 2020 / News

Announced at the Media Launch, Sam Hopkins (WA) is the recipient of the prestigious Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship of $10,000 thanks to Gavin Bunning AM and Julienne Penny. Presented by Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Member for Hasluck, Western Australia and Minister for Indigenous Australians, the scholarship, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013, provides…