Calling all Perth volunteers!

Posted: January 21, 2015 / News

  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….

Sculpture by the Sea: the first fifteen years

Posted: March 1, 2012 / Essays

This is an edited version of John McDonald’s essay in the 232 page book ‘Sculpture by the Sea: the first fifteen years’ David Handley, the founder of Sculpture by the Sea, recalls that the entire budget of the first Bondi exhibition in 1997 was $11,000, of which $8,500 was spent on artists’ awards. The show…

Sculpture by the Sea: A Brief History, fifteen years

Posted: November 3, 2011 / Essays

Written by John McDonald, Senior Art Critic, The Sydney Morning Herald. That first Sculpture by the Sea had an infectious energy, and was buoyed up by the kind of good will that is increasingly rare nowadays. John McDonald. This is an edited version of John McDonald’s essay in ‘Sculpture by the Sea: the first fifteen…

Anthony Caro Sculptor

Posted: March 4, 2011 / Essays

By Dr. Michael Hill, Author and Lecturer, National Art School, Sydney. Anthony Caro is the finest sculptor since David Smith (d.1965) and among the major artists of the modern era. In the 1960s he was a focus for theoretical debates concerning the nature of abstraction and indeed art in general; Michael Fried, for example, believed Caro…

A Robust Art

Posted: October 28, 2010 / Essays

By Dr. Michael Hill Author and Lecturer, National Art School, Sydney A recurrent motif in discussions of sculpture over the last forty years has been a suspicion of object-based monumentality, in contrast to more process-orientated and relational work. Underlying this is an erosion of confidence in the very idea that something might be worth monumentalising….

Keizo Ushio celebrating his 20th exhibition in Australia

Posted: March 4, 2010 / Essays

By David Handley AM Founding Director, Sculpture by the Sea Keizo Ushio is an extraordinary sculptor and a wonderful person, whose sculptures (and smile) are loved in many countries around the world. This year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe marks Keizo’s 20th exhibition in Australia, a milestone that happily coincides this month with the City…

From Bondi to Aarhus, Denmark

Posted: October 29, 2009 / Essays

By Ken Scarlett Curator and writer for Australian Sculpture In June, 2009 Sculpture by the Sea went international for the first time. The site of this new venture was Aarhus, a city three hours from Copenhagen, Denmark, where, with a shoreline encompassing sand, rocks, lawn and forest it made a superbly beautiful setting for the…