Alcoa Schools Education Program Celebrates 20,000th student

Posted: March 11, 2016 / News

The Alcoa Schools Education Program has welcomed its 20,000th school student to Sculpture by the Sea. The Alcoa sponsored program is providing Western Australian schools students the opportunity to attend hands-on sculpture workshops during which they explore the exhibition, talk first-hand with artists and create their own sculptures. David Handley AM, Sculpture by the Sea Founding Director said,…

International Women’s Day & Sculpture by the Sea

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Earlier this week, on March 8, International Women’s Day celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.  It does, however, have as its 2016 campaign theme Pledge for Parity, in response to the slowing of gender parity in so many places.   Sculpture by the Sea recognises and congratulates the women…

Li Wei’s Photographic Performances Wow Cottesloe

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Artist Li Wei (China) completed the last of his three Cottesloe performances at Sculpture by the Sea this week. Using a crane and cherry picker, the artist set up apparently gravity defying photos, with performer Guo Yan appearing to be levitating above the water. The final edited photographs will be available to be viewed next week inside…

Cottesloe Artist Interview Series Part 1 & 2

Posted: March 9, 2016 / News

The Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 Artist Interview Series kicked off this week with the first and second instalments brought to you directly from artists who are exhibiting at this year’s exhibition. Peter Lundberg (USA) gives us an insight into the formation of his ‘Land of Giants’, who were each created in the earth around Thompson Estate Winery…

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Income Sources

Posted: March 8, 2016 / News

The income to stage Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe comes from the following sources. Thank you to everyone for helping make the exhibition possible. The budget shortfall includes the cost to cover the artists reasonable freight costs, most of which they currently pay themselves.

Vote for your favourite sculpture

Posted: March 4, 2016 / News

We’d love to know what your favourite sculpture of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 is! When you visit the exhibition voting forms for both the EY People’s Choice Prize and Kids’ Choice Prize are available at the catalogue marquees. EY People’s Choice The artist who has created the most popular sculpture, as voted at…

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 Open to the Public

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 is now open to the public! For the next 16 days, Cottesloe beach will be home to 77 works from artists from over 18 countries. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to all artists, volunteers and members of the general public attending Cottesloe this year. A reminder that the…

#sxsmoments Photo Competition

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Love taking photos?  Our #sxsmoments Instagram photo competition gives you the chance to win a trip to Sydney and to become one of our official photographers for the 20th anniversary Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in October 2016.   To take part all you have to do is capture your favourite moments from Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 by posting a picture on Instagram…

Rio Tinto Sculpture Inside Award

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We are delighted to announce that the Rio Tinto Sculpture Inside Award of $5,000 has been awarded to Perth-based artist, Mikaela Castledine.  Mikaela’s work entitled ‘Intention’ was selected by Dr Nien Schwarz, Artist & Senior Lecturer, School of Communications and Arts, Edith Cowan University, and a member of the Curatorial panel for this year’s exhibition….

Olga Cironis receives 2016 WA Sculptor Scholarship

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At the opening of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, the Hon. John Day MLA, Minister for Planning, Culture and the Arts announced the recipient of  The Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship of $10,000 as Olga Cironis (WA) for her sculpture Mountain of Words. This scholarship, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013 provides funds for the…

Ron Robertson-Swann OAM exhibits in Hard Edge at the National Gallery of Victoria

Posted: February 25, 2016 / News

Our team sends warm congratulations to Sculpture by the Sea Board Member and prominent Australian artist, Ron Robertson-Swann OAM, for his participation in a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.    Hard Edge is an exhibition of important Australian sculpture from the 1960s and 1970s, and brings together works from a group of…

Introducing Exhibiting Artist Li Wei of China

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Sculpture by the Sea is very excited to introduce the wonderful Li Wei from China at this year’s 2016 Cottesloe exhibition thanks to funding from Tourism WA .  Li Wei’s work is an extraordinary mix of performance art and photography. Using acrobatics, props, cranes and wires, the artist is world renowned for his surprising, dramatic and…

720 ABC Perth: Win a trip to Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi!

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To celebrate the 2016 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe exhibition, 720 ABC Perth is giving you the chance to win a trip for two from Perth to Sydney to see Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. To enter, listen to 720 ABC Perth until Thursday 3 March. Breakfast, Mornings, Afternoons, Drive and Saturday Breakfast will be…

1 week until Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 opens!

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With only one week left until Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 opens to the public, we are busy with all the final preparations for the exhibition which will open on 4 March. Next week the artworks will arrive on site to be installed. Within the space of only a few days 77 sculptures will transform Cottesloe…

Alcoa Schools Education Program inspires WA students

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There’s much to celebrate about Sculpture by the Sea, including the Alcoa Schools Education Program, now in its twelfth year. The program adds an important education component to the Cottesloe exhibition, providing over 2,000 Western Australian (WA) school children with the chance to learn about sculpture making with practicing artists. Education program participants enjoy the…