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The Bendat Family Foundation WA Invited Artist Program 

Posted: February 25, 2021 / News

Sculpture by the Sea and The Bendat Family Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the Bendat Family Foundation WA Invited Artist Program, a major invitational subsidy to attract and support the best local artists to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. Perth-based artists Paul Caporn, Jennifer Cochrane and Tarryn Gill have been…


Tourism WA Invited International Artist Chris Booth Announced

Posted: February 12, 2021 / News

We are excited to announce renowned New Zealand artist Chris Booth will exhibit as the Tourism Western Australia Invited International Artist at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021. One of New Zealand’s most prominent sculptors, this will mark Booth’s first time exhibiting along the beautiful white sands of Cottesloe Beach, creating a new, large-scale work…


MILAN KUZICA’S ‘GREEN LIFE’ UNVEILED IN MARKS PARK

Posted: November 13, 2020 / News

Although Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi has been postponed this year, a 10m tall sculpture by Prague based-Slovakian artist Milan Kuzica, has been unveiled as a beacon of hope for the future ‘Green Life.’ The artist Milan Kuzica said: “For all the calmness of the sculpture that represents the first shoots of a new plant,…


Bondi 2020 Lempriere Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted: September 30, 2020 / News

Congratulations to Stephen King (NSW), Andrew Townsend (NSW) and Jina Lee (WA) who were awarded this year’s three $30,000 Helen Lempriere Scholarships gifted as part of the Helen Lempriere Bequest, a charitable trust managed by Perpetual. These scholarships aim to promote contemporary Australian sculpture by fostering the careers of artists and supporting them in the…


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…


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…


Three Way Tie for EY People’s Choice Prize 

Posted: April 3, 2020 / News

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…


COVID-19 UPDATE

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…


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…


Minderoo Foundation to Match Public Contributions

Posted: March 3, 2020 / News

To save Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe we are asking for Entry by a $5 Voluntary Contributions and $10 per family.   In its 16th year Sculpture by the Sea has today announced that due to a significant decline in corporate sponsorship and State government funding it will ask everyone who visits the exhibition to…


Haruyuki Uchida from Japan this year’s Tourism Western Australia Invited International Artist

Posted: February 21, 2020 / News

Sculpture by the Sea is excited to announce award-winning Japanese artist Haruyuki Uchida, one of the world’s most prominent kinetic artists, as the 2020 Tourism Western Australia Invited International Artist at the upcoming Cottesloe exhibition. Uchida is well known as a kinetic sculptor whose works startle and delight using magnets to create illusionary, gravity-defying effects. His work…


She Sells Sea Shells joins the Cottesloe Collection

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Recently added to the Town of Cottesloe Collection, local WA artist Anne Neil’s sculpture ‘She Sells Sea Shells’, exhibited as part of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 is located on the sea side of Curtin Avenue beside the dual pathway, just south of the Vlamingh Memorial. Anne Neil will be exhibiting as part of Sculpture…


THE HON. Don Harwin, NSW Minister for the Arts PRESENTS JOEL ADLER WITH SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, BONDI 2019 ALLENS’ PEOPLE’S CHOICE PRIZE

Posted: November 12, 2019 / News, video

  The Honourable Don Harwin Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, Special Minister of State, Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for the Arts and Vice President of the Executive Council presents Joel Adler with the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019 Allens’ People’s Choice Prize at the exhibition’s closing ceremony.


Aqualand Artist Interview Series with Dave Horton

Posted: November 6, 2019 / News, video

Dave Horton talks about his artwork ‘Early One Evening’ and the process of turning either found objects or fabricated parts into cohesive compositions, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019.


Aqualand Artist Interview Series with Morgan Jones

Posted: November 4, 2019 / News, video

Aqualand Sculpture Award recipient, Morgan Jones from New Zealand, talks about his artwork ‘The Sun Also Rises’ at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019.


Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019 Exhibition Highlights Video

Posted: November 1, 2019 / News, video

Our exhibition video is here! Take a look at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019. Thanks to our videographer Dominic Kirkwood for filming and editing.


Aqualand Sculpture Award announced

Posted: October 24, 2019 / Announced, Awards, News, video

Sculpture by the Sea and Aqualand today announced Morgan Jones from New Zealand as the recipient of the $70,000 Aqualand Sculpture Award for The Sun Also Rises at the 23rd annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. Sculpture by the Sea and Aqualand today announced respected New Zealand sculptor Morgan Jones as the recipient of the $70,000…


Helen Lempriere Scholarships Announced

Posted: September 17, 2019 / Announced, Awards, News

Perpetual and Sculpture by the Sea are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s three prestigious $30,000 Helen Lempriere Scholarships: Senior Artist  Michael Snape (NSW), Mid-Career Artist  Louise Paramor (VIC), and Emerging Artist  Nadia Odlum (NSW).                     The Helen Lempriere Scholarships are designed to enable the artists to further their…


Sign Petition

Posted: July 11, 2019 / News

How can you help? As we continue to advocate for a proper access path along the coastal walk, please sign the petition to stop the development of this path in Marks Park until proper consultation for an access path along the coastal walk can happen with Waverley Council. Please sign the petition here: http://chng.it/5ZMssrjpk8


WAVERLEY COUNCIL PATH PUTS SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, BONDI IN JEOPARDY

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MEDIA RELEASE – Thursday 11 July 2019  Waverley Council’s decision to build a 279m long by 1.8 metre wide concrete path around Marks Park on the south Bondi headland is set to put the annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi at risk, causing the popular exhibition to lose forever eight of the 10 best sites that…


An Open Letter to Mark McGowan, The Premier of Western Australia and The Hon. David Templeman, Minister for Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Posted: March 19, 2019 / News

March 2019 Dear Premier and Minister, We, the following Western Australian artists (Perth and regional), who have exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe, are dismayed the Department of Cultural Industries does not provide substantial funding for the annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe exhibition. We want to thank you, Minister Templeman, for the…


Celia Hammond presents Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation Award at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019

Posted: March 15, 2019 / Announced, News

Thank you for the invitation and the introduction. I am delighted to be here at the 15th Sculpture by the Sea here in Cottesloe. I acknowledge all special guests – and I also want to acknowledge, applaud and thank David Handley, the Board of Sculpture by the Sea, the staff, the donors and all of…


Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 Exhibition Video

Posted: March 12, 2019 / News, video

See spectacular footage of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 filmed from above and up close on beautiful Cottesloe beach. Thanks to our videographer Richard Watson for filming and editing.


ACCLAIMED NEW ZEALAND ARTIST PHIL PRICE AWARDED EY PEOPLE’S CHOICE PRIZE AND KIDS’ CHOICE PRIZE AT SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE 2019

Posted: March 6, 2019 / News, video

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is pleased to announce New Zealand artist Phil Price as the recipient of the EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000 for his kinetic sculpture ‘Ipomoea’. Exhibiting this year as the Tourism WA Invited International Artist, Price is regarded as one of the leading kinetic sculptors of his generation. The breathtaking…



Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship

Posted: March 4, 2019 / Announced, News

Sculpture by the Sea is delighted to announce that Rima Zabaneh from Ardross and Berenice Rarig from Canning Vale, WA as the recipients of the prestigious $10,000 Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship. Presented by Deputy Chairman of Tourism WA, Manny Papadoulis, the scholarship, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013, provides invaluable support for…


Miik Green announced as Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award recipient

Posted: February 25, 2019 / Announced, News

Sculpture by the Sea and Alcoa of Australia are pleased to announce the highly regarded Western Australian visual artist Miik Green as the inaugural recipient of the Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award of $10,000. The new award, which highlights Alcoa’s 15 years of continued commitment to supporting artists in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe that use…


Tourism Western Australia Invited International Artist Phil Price

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Sculpture by the Sea is thrilled to announce that one of the most important kinetic sculptors in the world, New Zealand sculptor Phil Price will exhibit for the first time at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 as the Tourism WA Invited International Artist. Since 2000, Phil Price has developed a significant international reputation for…


Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Exhibition Video

Posted: March 4, 2018 / News, video

  See spectacular footage of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018 filmed from above and up close on beautiful Cottesloe beach. Thanks to our videographer Richard Watson for filming and editing.


Artists in the time of COVID

Posted: February 24, 2021 / Essays

From solitude to silver linings, a cross-section of exhibiting artists were asked to reflect on 2020, and the impact of the COVID pandemic from an artist’s perspective. Vivi Linnemann, Denmark In 2020 I was in the process of renting new exhibition spaces in Denmark and Switzerland when we all realised that COVID was going to change…


Ootong and Lincoln, South Fremantle, Western Australia

Posted: February 13, 2021 / News

Set in a former antique store, this cafe oozes laid-back, retro charm, full of draped light globes, antiques and 50’s style diner chairs. The eclectic menu offers gluten-free, dairy-free options, and easily caters for vegans boasting some of Perth’s best brunch fare – all made on-site and all using locally sourced ingredients. Look out for the…


Lions and Tigers, Fremantle, Western Australia

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The lovely folk behind Lions and Tigers are devotees of flavour above all else, with the incredible regional diversity and adaptability of Indian cuisine as their biggest inspiration. Their entire friendship is grounded in evenings cooking curry, chatting about travels, laughing and knocking back the riesling. You can visit for a drink, pulling up a stool at the bar or…


SUPPORTING THE BEST IN REGIONAL TOURISM

Posted: February 12, 2021 / News

We are pleased to continue to bring to you some of the best places to visit across regional Australia.  Whether you live in Australia and are planning a local holiday, or live overseas and looking forward to returning to Australia, we will present in our future newsletters some very special places to visit, each of…


WA Education Outreach Program

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As part of our outreach program in Western Australia, Mikaela Castledine recently conducted artist-led workshops at Belmont and Marangaroo Primary Schools, located in the northern suburbs of Perth. School students learnt a crotchet stitch weaving rope shapes into sculptures. The technique required persistence and shared collaborative experience. With many of the students overheard saying “this…


Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2021 Update

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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi returns later this year, to be held from 21 October – 7 November for its 24th annual exhibition, proceeding with the same line up of artists that was previously selected for the 2020 exhibition, plus two or three new guest artists which will be revealed in the coming months!


Due South, Albany, Western Australia

Posted: December 22, 2020 / News

Located in the picturesque sea-side town of Albany in Western Australia Due South is a waterfront tavern that prides itself on delivering fresh, top quality cuisine that showcases local produce from around the great southern region. Nestled on the waterfront of the Princess Royal Harbour, Due South is blessed with its local seafood and wine rich surrounds. Applying…


Alkaline Cafe, Albany, Western Australia

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Our friends at the Alkaline Cafe wake up every day inspired. Recently voted the Environment & Sustainability Business of the Year by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Alkaline Cafe explores a wholesome vegetarian lifestyle, priding themselves on using local produce and low-waste practices. Alkaline was established as a wholefood gluten-free cafe in 2015, offering a welcoming…


Sculptors to Schools Outreach Education Program

Posted: November 4, 2020 / News

Emerging from the unforeseen events and restrictions of COVID-19 in 2020, we are offering for the first time the opportunity for schools and students to have artists who have exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea and educators to come into their classrooms to conduct informative, stimulating and multi-sensory sculpture making workshops. Thanks to the Bondi exhibition’s Principal…


Thompson Estate Winery, Margaret River, Western Australia

Posted: October 29, 2020 / News

The Thompson Estate vineyard gains unique advantages from its Wilyabrup location. John Gladstones’ seminal work in the 1960’s showed that Margaret River had climatic features similar to the great years of Bordeaux. His predictions have been vouched for, and the Margaret River region is now recognised as one of the premium wine grape growing areas in the…


Freycinet Experience Walk, Coles Bay, Tasmania

Posted: October 18, 2020 / News

A passion project of Joan Masterman (eco-tourism pioneer), the Freycinet Experience Walk (FEW) was born out of a love for (and desire to protect) Tasmania’s vulnerable coastlines and their inhabitants. The FEW is a four-day (three-night) guided walking tour exploring the entire Freycinet Peninsula (located on the East Coast of Tasmania). The Freycinet Experience provides an…