Tim Macfarlane Reid, ‘Grace’, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020. Photo Clyde Yee


For Sculpture by the Sea, like all arts organisations and most businesses across Australia, COVID-19 caused considerable challenges over the last twelve months and this continues into an unknown future.

With the intention of covering the additional freight and handling costs incurred by many artists due to the postponement of Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, and to contribute towards the running costs of our not for profit organisation in a year when a number of our income sources were greatly reduced, including corporate sponsorship and the commission on sculpture sales, we launched a COVID Fund asking our Sydney-based donors for donations large and small.

We would like to thank the following donors who have generously supported many artists with unforeseen costs and assisted the our not for profit organisation through a difficult period, helping to secure our future.


  • Jane & Will Vicars


  • Anonymous


  • Jane & David Duncan
  • Alicia & Luke Parker
  • Emrys, Jasper & Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM
  • Susan Rothwell


  • Anne & Julian Beaumont OAM
  • Victoria Taylor
  • Marian & Guy Paynter
  • Diana & The Hon. Ken Handley AO CStJ KC

Up to $2,500

  • Alice Spigelman AM & The Hon. James Spigelman AC KC
  • Simon Hannigan
  • Dr David Thomas
  • James Poulos KC


The COVID Fund was initiated at the 17th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021.

For more information on how you can support/contribute to the COVID Fund, please contact:

Contact James Bush, Philanthropy Consultant

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 2 8399 0233