Bondi Submissions

John Petrie, ‘23.5°’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. Photo Charlotte Curd

Call for Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2024 now CLOSED.

Call for submissions for the 26th Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to be staged along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama in Sydney, Australia from 18 October – 4 November 2024 closed on Sunday 14 April 2024.


Each year we seek to generate artist subsidies and awards, many of which are finalised throughout the year. Subsidies and awards confirmed to date for 2024:

  • The Aqualand Sculpture Award of $70,000 an acquisitive award with the sculpture gifted by Aqualand for permanent placement in Sydney.
  • An Artist cost contribution of up to $3,000 to each Artist who exhibits in both Sculpture by the Sea and ‘Sculpture Inside’, and who does not otherwise net over $3,500 in sales, subsidies or awards from the exhibition (‘the Artist Cost Contribution’);
  • Danish Artists: The Friendship Society of Denmark, Australia and New Zealand, Danish Artist Award of $15,000 with the recipient to travel to Sydney for the opening of the exhibition.
  • Mostyn Family Foundation Artist Subsidy of $5,000
  • Waverley Council Mayor’s Award of $5,000
  • Capral Artist Subsidy of $5,000
  • Allens People’s Choice Price of $5,000
  • The Kids’ Choice Prize of $4,000

Open to Australian Artists Only

  • Three Helen Lempriere Scholarships open to Australian Artists; $35,000 for a senior career Artist, $30,000 for a mid-career Artist and $25,000 for an emerging-career Artist.
  • Two Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artist Mentorships of $15,000 for young Australian Artists

Please note that artists do not need to apply separately for the above subsidies and awards.
Recipients will be notified directly. Please read the Terms & Conditions document for more information.


All artist submissions will be considered by our four-person Curatorial Panel including:

Yin Cao Curator of Chinese Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Sharyn Egan Artist, National Artistic Advisory Committee Member

Associate Professor Andrew Lavery Co-Director and Chair, Sydney College of the Arts; School of Art, Communication and English; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Terence Maloon former Director, Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery and former Senior Curator, Special Exhibitions, Art Gallery of NSW.

Please read our Terms and Conditions


Please review our Exhibition Site Map



If you have any questions please contact Suzie Clark at [email protected] or 02 8399 0233.