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SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, BONDI IS BACK IN 2022

Posted: July 21, 2022 / Announced, News

Sculpture by the Sea is thrilled to announce Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi will return to transform the spectacular 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk in Sydney from 21 October – 7 November 2022. With over 100 artworks by Australian and international sculptors, the world’s largest free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition will surprise and delight for its…


The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail

Posted: June 8, 2022 / Essays, News

Can art help save rural communities, raise spirits, and improve the quality of life? Right at this moment, there is a bold experiment taking place to do precisely that and, so far, it has been a resounding success. In the summer of 2019-20 bushfires devastated the scenic Snowy Valleys with huge areas of bushland and…


The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail opens this week

Posted: May 3, 2022 / News

The Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail is a new and significant series of sculpture collections in Adelong, Batlow, Tumbarumba, Tooma and the Tumbarumba vineyards with cellars doors. Created in consultation with the Snowy Valleys Council, a Local Community Advisory Group, members of the wider Snowy Valleys community and Destination Riverina Murray, the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail…


Britt Mikkelsen – recipient of the Kids’ Choice Prize

Posted: March 21, 2022 / News

Youngsters were drawn to the WA artist’s work ‘Anthroposcenic’, which was voted most popular by children who visited the exhibition. The Kids’ Choice Prize of $2,000 is funded from the donation of Emrys, Jasper and Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM. ‘Anthroposcenic’ comprises of found objects embedded in resin, then set within a large piece of stone. The…


Sachio Ingrilli – recipient of the EY People’s Choice Prize

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Perth-based 22-year-old artist and current University of Western Australia student Sachio Ingrilli has been awarded the EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000 after visitors to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe voted his sculpture, ‘Perspective’, as their favourite out of 70 artworks by Western Australian, interstate and international artists. ‘Perspective’ is a playful array of 3.2m-high…


Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022 Exhibition Video

Posted: March 8, 2022 / News, video

Enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022 exhibition video. With thanks to Richard Watson for videography.


Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship recipients announced

Posted: March 5, 2022 / News

Western Australian-born artists Stephanie De Biasi and Carolina Arsenii were awarded the prestigious $15,000 Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship for ‘Fossil’, a woven, pod-like structure made from recycled cat food cans that highlight the immense waste produced from everyday packaging.  It is the first time they have exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. Presented by…


Tourism WA Invited Artist Heavy Duty

Posted: February 25, 2022 / News

We are excited to announce Perth artist collective Heavy Duty will exhibit a major work, ‘Beach Goals’, as the Tourism Western Australia Invited Artist at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022. Set to be one of the most popular works at the 2022 exhibition, ‘Beach Goals’ is a large-scale, interactive installation of AFL goals, which…


Celebrating 50 Exhibitions in Australia & Denmark

Posted: February 19, 2022 / Essays

With this year’s 18th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe we celebrate the 50th Sculpture by the Sea exhibition held in Australia and Denmark. Sculpture by the Sea began as a one day exhibition in 1997 along the 2km Bondi coastal walk in Sydney run by a team of volunteers working from the Founding Director’s…


Milk bottle origami workshop with Jane Gillings

Posted: August 18, 2022 / video

Video courtesy of NSW Department of Education – Learning Systems


Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023 are open

Posted: August 1, 2022 / News

Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023 are open. International and Australian artists, at all career stages, are encouraged to apply for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.  The Nineteenth annual exhibition will be held at Cottesloe Beach in Perth, Western Australia from 3-20 March 2023. All types, forms and sizes of sculpture, in all…


Call for Submissions: Shop Art Projects Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail

Posted: July 29, 2022 / News

Organisers of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail are calling for expressions of interest from artists living in or raised in the Eastern Riverina to create new artworks for the Shop Art Projects in the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail in Batlow and Tumbarumba. As part of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail, organisers have leased several shops…


Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail Review: John McDonald

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John McDonald’s review of the newly opened Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail appeared in the The Sydney Morning Herald. “The Snowy Valleys project demonstrates that sculptures can look just as impressive set against a backdrop of hills, fields, trees and mountains, as they do when spread across the Sydney foreshores. There is a simple dichotomy between…



Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation, Cottesloe: Nicholas Samartis, 2022 

Posted: March 19, 2022 / News

“You always return to your first love, and for me, it was sculpture and the study of it,” says Sydney based artist, Nicholas Samartis. Exhibiting for his first time at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, this year, his work ‘Mother’ is positioned at the start of the groyne. It is a “preoccupation of our perception…


ALCOA School Education Program Goes Virtual

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COVID-19 will not deny students the opportunity to take part in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, this year with the exhibition’s education program being adapted to an online offering. The Alcoa School Education Program, supported by resources company and founding sponsor Alcoa, has been part of the annual exhibition since it started 18 years ago,…


Partnership with ECU Celebrates Six Years

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Edith Cowan University (ECU) is proud to again be a partner of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022. ECU’s partnership with Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, now in its sixth year, provides excellent opportunities for Visual Arts students to gain practical experience, including an artist mentee relationship and an internship placement. This year’s mentee is Timothy…


Artists Support Ukraine, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022 | UNHCR

Posted: March 17, 2022 / News, video

As part of the global “Artists Support Ukraine” movement, a giant Ukrainian flag was unfurled at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in Perth, Australia.  This is to show support for the people of Ukraine and to raise funds for Australia for UNHCR.  The UN refugee agency is working to support three million refugees who have fled Ukraine…


Vote for your Favourite Sculpture 

Posted: March 15, 2022 / News

After exploring the exhibition, it’s time to decide which of the 70 sculptures is your favourite! The EY People’s Choice Award gives visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture, with the chosen artist receiving $5,000, announced on the final weekend of the exhibition. Voters also go in the draw to win one of…