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Matthew Harding (1964 – 2018)

Posted: October 19, 2018 / Essays

Written by Ken Scarlett OAM, Curator and Author. Between 1999 and 2017, Victorian artist Matthew Harding exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, in nine exhibitions. In honour of Mathew’s career a tenth sculpture is being exhibited on the Bondi coastal walk this year, 2018. The premature death of any person is a tragedy, but the premature death…


Nicole Monks: Sculptural Fire Performance

Posted: October 15, 2018 / News

Sculptural Fire Performance – 7pm Friday 19 October Gawura guruwin (whale shark) sculpture can be seen on Tamarama Beach. The name gawura guruwin comes from the Dharug words for ‘whale’ and ‘shark’. The whale shark, although not normally found in the Sydney basin, is depicted in a piece of rock art found at Mackenzies Point –…


Beijing to Bondi

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With Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi just around the corner we are pleased to announce a very special partnership with the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China’s foremost institution of modern art education. The exhibition will showcase eight sculptures from distinguished CAFA alumni and teachers, none of these leading Chinese sculptors have exhibited in…


Artist & Student Information Sessions in Perth for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019

Posted: September 10, 2018 / News

Thank you to the large number of emerging, mid-career and senior artists and art students who joined free artist information sessions in Perth recently to hear how to apply for the annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 exhibition and generally to gain an insight into Sculpture by the Sea including exhibition opportunities to artists such as awards, subsidies, media, sculpture sales,…


Sui Jianguo

Posted: September 5, 2018 / News

Sui Jianguo received a Bachelor of Arts in the Fine Arts Department from the Shandong University of Arts in 1984 and a Master of Arts in the Sculpture Department from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. He has been praised by art critics for being a “pioneer venturing to the farthest reaches…


Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Announced

Posted: August 31, 2018 / Awards, News

We are excited to announce the recipients of the Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentor Program for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018: Georgina Humphries (VIC), Nicole Monks (NSW) and Rhiannon West (NSW). The mentorship program aims to encourage professional and meaningful interactions between emerging sculptors and established practitioners. Georgina Humphries endeavours to integrate fundamental engineering principles into the…


‘Transition (2016)’ finds new home in Busselton

Posted: August 27, 2018 / Awards, News

The sculpture that earned artist Harrie Fasher the Major Award at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018 has now found a new home in Busselton, Western Australia. ‘Transition’ (2016) was formally gifted as the final of three award-winning sculptures for permanent public display to the City of Busselton. “I am honoured to have ‘Transition’ installed in…


Transfield Invited Artists Announced 

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Transfield has been a Major Partner of Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi for 14 years. The Transfield Australian Invited Artists Program funds two important new works exhibited at the Bondi exhibition and provides valuable support to the careers of leading Australian sculptors.  We are pleased to announce and congratulate two respected female sculptors Wendy Teakel (Regional NSW) and Alessandra…


Pip Drysdale and Warrick Palmateer Exhibition at Curtin University

Posted: August 24, 2018 / News

WARRICK PALMATEER Warrick Palmateer’s work is informed by the rhythm, movement and textures of the Western Australian coastline. Encapsulating the space where the land meets the ocean, he draws from his childhood as a beachcomber and surfer. Rendered in beach-washed colours, his large ceramic vessels are as theatrical as they are elegant     PIP…


Helen Lempriere Recipients Announced

Posted: August 23, 2018 / News

For Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018, we are pleased to announce the three recipients of the Helen Lempriere Scholarships – Hossein Valamanesh (SA) – senior artist, Kevin Draper (WA) – mid-career artist, and Britt Mikkelsen (WA) – emerging artist. Each recipient receives a $30,000 scholarship to further their careers. Managed by Perpetual, The Helen Lempriere Scholarships…


CAFA Summer of Iron and Steel

Posted: August 22, 2018 / News

Hosted by the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA), the Chinese Artists Association Sculpture Art Committee and the Taiyuan Municipal People’s Government, the 2018 China Taiyuan International Youth Metal Sculpture Creation Camp ushered in experts and scholars from major art institutes across the country including three international students from Australia, Greece and Bulgaria. These…


Artists meet over Jesmonite 

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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018 Artists Itamar Freed (UK/Israel) & Anne Levitch (NSW) are both working with a material called Jesmonite. Invented in 1984, Jesmonite is making its debut appearance this year in Bondi in two completely different ways. Sculpture by the Sea’s Site Manager put Anne and Itamar in touch upon hearing they…


Pruning in winter – keep your branches

Posted: August 16, 2018 / News

Marc Walter, a Franco-Canadian land-artist joining us at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, specialises in creating sculptures and spaces using recycled branches. Marc will create 5m tall Buddy, which will evoke a jester. Buddy will be built to allow people to enter the sculpture, thus enjoying the site in a renewed fashion. Buddy will offer…


‘Transition to Work’ program and ‘My Perspective’ tours

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Now in its third year, the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi ‘Transition to Work’ program is another strand to our Access & Inclusion Program. It aims to positively include people with disability in our organisation during and between the exhibition periods. In partnership with a care organisation offering transition to work support for their clients the program…


Call for Submissions Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 Open Now

Posted: July 16, 2018 / News

Call for Submissions are now open for the 15th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 (1 – 18 March 2019). Sculpture by the Sea is inclusive of all types, forms and sizes of sculpture in all materials. We invite artists from senior through to emerging artists alike to submit an application. Sculpture by the…