We are pleased to provide the following awards and subsidies for some of the artists in the exhibition. It is our aim to increase the support for each artist to cover their freight and to provide a minimum amount to each artist towards their costs of exhibiting.
The judges for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023 are:
The team at Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill congratulate James Rogers as the recipient of the $60,000 Sculpture by the Sea Acquisitive Award for ‘Sandbar’ at the 19th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.
The award recipient was selected by a judging panel of leading figures in the visual arts: Johannes Pannekoek, Artist (Perth), Soula Veyradier the Manager of Gallery and Programs, School of Art and Design, North Metropolitan TAFE and Michael Le Grand Artist and former Head of Sculpture at the Australian National University.
The Western Australian Invited Artist for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023 is Takeshi Tanabe. The artwork, ‘Between Sky and Earth (Exchanging Messages)’, is a penetrating light artwork that shines directly upwards 2km into the night sky from the end of the groyne at Cottesloe beach.
Ayako Saito has been awarded the major Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Artist Award of $30,000 for her work ‘Lunar Shadow (2019)’. Donated by the Minderoo Foundation, this award aims to increase opportunities for artists, is judged on excellence and is open to all artworks in the exhibition.
Kathy Allam recieved the prestigious $15,000 WA Sculptor Scholarship for the artwork ‘Plastic Pandemic’.
Based in Perth, Allam has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe six times since 2011. She is a graduate of RMIT and North Metropolitan TAFE.
The WA Sculptor Scholarship is generously donated by Ian Hicks AO and Susie Grant through the George Hicks Foundation. The scholarship provides invaluable support for the advancement of the artist’s career, including the opportunity to travel and study their craft.
The 2023 Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award of $10,000 is awarded to Erica Zaino. View past recipients
The Pommery Champagne Artist Award of $5,000 to Milan Kuzica (Czech Republic)
The Barton Family Foundation Artist Support of $10,000 for major new artworks inspired by the exhibition site shared between Milan Kuzica (Czech Republic) for ‘Family – Natan’.
The 2023 Mostyn Family Foundation Artist Subsidy of $5,000 is awarded to Sandra Nyberg.
In 2021, the Minderoo Foundation Subsidies of $20,000 were shared between Jarrod Taylor (WA), Georgia Taylor-Berry and Jesse Taylor (WA | Netherlands/USA), Goldberg Aberline (NSW), Joel Adler (NSW), Pascale Giorgi (WA), Peter Hill (WA) and Henning & Meeves (WA).
The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation of $5,000 to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023, donated by Katrina & Craig Burton is Ashley Eriksmoen (ACT / USA).
The 2022 EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000, as voted by visitors of the exhibition was Sachio Ingrilli (WA) for ‘Perspective’. The 2023 EY People’s Choice Prize will be announced at the exhibition closing ceremony.
The 2022 Kids’ Choice Prize of $2,000, donated by Emrys, Jasper & Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM, as voted by the children visiting the exhibition, was awarded to Britt Mikkelsen for ‘Anthroposcenic’. The 2023 Kids’ Choice Prize will be announced at the exhibition closing ceremony.
The Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022 Staff Pick was awarded to Jina Lee (WA) ‘Unify’: a work inspired by traditional Korean rings, made from WA Sandstone and WA granite and held together with a bright red rope.
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022 Artists’ Pick was awarded to Norton Flavel (WA) ‘Figurative Abstraction’: a three-piece work made from aluminium that explores the relationship between the person and objects.
Four of the recent Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe exhibitions offered a ‘Sculpture Inside’ award thanks to Rio Tinto and Roy Hill & Hancock Prospecting.