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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.



Royal Prince Alfred March Arts 2019 Program

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Thanks to Create NSW funding towards our Access & Inclusion Program we were able to continue to support the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) March Arts 2019 program. Sculpture by the Sea artist Barbara Licha was the recipient of the March Arts ‘Sculptor In Residence’ creating her work  Hospitalscape, for three days, on site at the hospital with…


How is Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe funded?

Posted: March 11, 2019 / News

Many people ask how we raise the funds to stage Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe as a free exhibition each year.  Many more people presume the exhibition is fully funded from government sources. It is a huge challenge raising the $2.2M to stage Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe each year.  This pie chart shows how it…


The Tourism Western Australia Invited International Artist Phil Price

Posted: March 8, 2019 / video

Phil Price’s kinetic sculpture ‘Ipomoea’ moves according to the direction of the wind. ‘Ipomoea’, a noxious weed is grown for its beautiful appearance, with striking green foliage belying its rapacious growth and invasive habits.


Phil Price AGWA artist talk

Posted: February 25, 2019 / News

Leading kinetic sculptor Phil Price is the Tourism Western Australia International Invited Artist at the 15th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019. Join us to hear New Zealand artist Phil Price discuss his major work produced for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 and a selection of his significant international public and private commissions….


Nicole Monks

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Join us at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe for the activation of the work ‘miyarnu bundara’ Nicole Monks with Jenine Boeree, Kristine Townsend, Sharyn Egan and David Leha and nhurra (you mob) Production – Charlotte Hilder Cottesloe Beach,  audience activation every day, 4-6pm Inspired by the depth and richness of Aboriginal astronomy traditions from across…


Fred P. Archer

Posted: February 14, 2019 / News

Fred Archer was born in Melbourne on 17 December 1890 and was a drover’s son. On leaving school his uncle offered him a job as an accountant in Melbourne but Fred hated city life and headed up north with his brother to become a jackaroo in Queensland. Both brothers enlisted and Fred served with the…