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Introducing our Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, 2015 Curatorial Panel

Posted: February 19, 2015 / News

  We received hundreds of submissions from artists around the world for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and we are regularly delighted by some of the concepts proposed for each exhibition. Our Curatorial Panel meet each August to review the artist submissions and to select the works for this year’s Cottesloe exhibition. We are very…


Spotlight on Chinese Sculptures arriving in Perth for Sculpture by the Sea

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  We are very proud of the international spectrum of artists represented at Sculpture by the Sea. Each year we are exhibiting artists from more countries around the world. There are three wonderful works which have come from China in this year’s Cottesloe exhibition. Artists Wang Shugang, Chen Wen Ling and Wendi Zhang have created…


Farewell to May Barrie – A truly original Australian Sculptor

Posted: January 30, 2015 / News

  May Barrie (Voorwinden) renowned Australian stone sculptor for over 75 years, died peacefully at age 96 on 18th December 2014. To celebrate the remarkable life of sculptor May Barrie, the family invite all friends, supporters and associates to a memorial day at her home, farm and studio. There will be food, wine, stout (of…


Come and join the fun at our free family sculpture workshops at Cottesloe Central!

Posted: January 21, 2015 / News

Twelve creative workshops will run during the lead up to the 11th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe exhibition on Fridays and Saturdays throughout February. These hands on, ‘drop-in’ workshops give families the opportunity to meet and work with a Sculpture by the Sea exhibiting artist and local WA resident Annette Thas. Annette has used…


Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is fast approaching!

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  Sculpture by the Sea is returning to Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia for it’s 11th annual exhibition. Over 70 local, interstate and international artists will transform Perth’s most popular beach into a stunning sculpture park overlooking the Indian Ocean with some of the most glorious sunsets of any major city in the world. We…


International Artworks on their way!

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  Sculpture by the Sea is pleased to welcome over 20 international sculptors to Cottesloe for this years exhibition. We have a number of returning artists along with first time exhibitors from New Zealand, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, China, UK, Czech Republic, Denmark and America. While some of the artists are still putting the finishing…


Calling all Perth volunteers!

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  It is that time of year again! We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated people who are keen to help out at one of Perth’s most exciting cultural events. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015 will run from 6 -23 March and, as we are a not for profit organisation, we rely on the…


Welcome to new Board members

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  Sculpture by the Sea is delighted to announce the appointment of 3 new members to its Board including Simon Bloomfield (NSW), Carolyn (Caro) Stewart (WA) and Ross Drinnan (NSW), each bringing new ideas, energy and experience. Simon is Creative Director of MercerBell and one of Australia’s most respected Integrated Creative Directors/Copywriters. Caro initially trained…


#sxsmoments Bondi 2014 photo competition winner announced

Posted: November 19, 2014 / News

  Winner Announced Congratulations to Silvia Li, winner of the #sxsmoments photo competition! Silvia has won a trip to Perth including flights and accommodation as one of the photographers for our Cottesloe exhibition from 6 – 23 March 2015. The first runner up was Chloe Zylstra The other runners up were: heredownunder jolivolisi kattgao lilbusgirl…


#sxsbeinspired 2014 competition winners announced

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In conjunction with our Principal Sponsor Macquarie, we are delighted to announce the winners of the #SxSBeInspired competition. Congratulations to Clarkey 1963, Kirsten Strecker and Mrs_Robinsonx on their inspiring submissions. Each winner will receive a limited edition small sculpture commissioned from 2014 exhibiting artist, Kerrie Argent. Competition judge, Simon Bloomfield, Creative Director at Mercer Bell,…


Rayner Hoff 1894-1937: Sculptor by the Sea

Posted: October 23, 2014 / Essays

Written by Deborah Beck, Lecturer and Historian, National Art School. In 1928 Marks Park was a public reserve – a scrubby headland with breathtaking views over the Tasman Sea. It was this isolated headland and its surrounding beaches that attracted the British sculptor Rayner Hoff, and five years after his arrival in Australia, he purchased a small…


Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 10 Years: an artist’s perspective

Posted: March 7, 2014 / Essays

Written by Jennifer Cochrane, Artist. Jennifer Cochrane shares her memories and thoughts on exhibiting at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe has come to be a significant event in my art practice. From the excitement of participating in the first show to the many times exhibiting since, it has given me…


Bert Flugelman AM (1923-2013)

Posted: October 24, 2013 / Essays

Written by Peter Pinson. ‘I find it unrewarding to be consistent. The world is full of interesting, funny, excruciating things. My attention wanders. My appetites change.’ Bert Flugelman, 1967 At first glance, the six-decade sculptural career of Bert Flugelman seems to have  been adventurous, restless and diverse. Since the mid-1950s, Flugelman was always sharply aware of…


Sculpture in China

Posted: March 8, 2013 / Essays

Written by John McDonald, Art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald. John McDonald writes about the impact of contemporary sculpture within the Chinese culture to society in recent years. Today’s Chinese sculpture displays all the qualities that have made China into the contemporary art capital of the world – originality, energy and ambition. Many artists acquired…


An Introduction to Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012

Posted: October 18, 2012 / Essays

Written by Harry Nicolson, writer of the introduction for the first Sydney Biennale catalogue in 1973. Harry Nicolson gives an insight on the upcoming Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012. We are pleased to have the writer of the introduction for the first Sydney Biennale catalogue in 1973, Harry Nicolson, write this years catalogue essay….