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Aqualand Artist Interview with India Collins Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

Posted: November 2, 2023 / News, video

Australian artist India Collins talks about her sculpture ‘Yatra ‘Journey’’ – A tribute to the mysterious and ethereal jellyfish. Evoking notions of departure, eliciting possibilities of alternate existential realities, this work presents a visceral and poetic exposition of our deepest vulnerabilities, exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. Video by Gareth Carr


Aqualand Artist Interview with Emryn Ingram Shute Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

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Australian artist Emryn Ingram-Shute speaks about her sculpture ‘No Colour in War’, the installation seeks to connect with the tragedy of the Ukrainian invasion through the deconstruction of the anti-tank obstacles. The work is exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. Video by Gareth Carr.


Aqualand Artist Interview with Johannes Pannekoek, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

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Australian artist Johannes Pannekoek talks about his sculpture ‘Lifeblood I’, an exploration of the interconnectedness in nature, drawing inspiration from Earth’s rivers, tributaries, and their ophidian form. The sculpture represents the vital force that flows through all living organisms, inspiring reverence and reflection on our responsibility to protect the lifeblood of our planet’s ecosystems. The…


Aqualand Artist Interview with John Petrie, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

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Australian artist and Recipient of the Aqualand Sculpture Award John Petrie talks about his sculpture ’23.5º’. When determining how the upper boulder would rest on the lower one, the angle of the Earth’s axis, 23.5º, came to the artists mind. The sculpture is a meditation on this phenomenon and brings together the rugged boulder terrain…


Aqualand Artist Interview with Leda Alexopoulou Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

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Greek artist Leda Alexopoulou speaks about her sculpture ‘Keep Walking’, a surreal sculpture and an ironic depiction of humankind’s impossible transformation into a hybrid-being in order to survive and adapt in an unfamiliar and hostile environment created by humans, exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. Video by Gareth Carr.


Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023 Exhibition Video

Posted: October 27, 2023 / News, video

Videography by Gareth Carr


John Petrie receives the $100,000 Aqualand Sculpture Award for ‘23.5°’

Posted: October 25, 2023 / Announced, Awards, Major Prize

Congratulations to John Petrie (NSW), this year’s recipient of the Aqualand Sculpture Award. The acquisitive award of $100,000, is the most generous sculpture award in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the most sought-after in the world. ‘23.5°’ will be gifted by Aqualand for permanent public placement in NSW. ‘23.5°’ is a 2.6m high work made…


SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, BONDI 2023 WELCOMES WINDEX® AS A NEW SUPPORTING PARTNER OF THE EXHIBITION

Posted: October 20, 2023 / News

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi welcomes Windex®, renowned glass cleaner brand, as a Supporting Partner of the 2023 exhibition, providing sponsorship and artist support. The sponsorship is important to Windex® who are helping keep our coasts clean by collecting plastic from within 50kms of our coasts and using to make more than 68 million Windex® bottles. As part…


SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, BONDI KICKS-OFF WITH ‘SECRET’ AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCE FROM SNAPCHAT AND ARTIST MOND QU

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Snapchat and Australian artist Mond Qu are bringing Aussies an immersive new ‘ARt’ experience at this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. This will be the first-ever augmented reality (AR) artist collaboration for the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, using hyper-realistic ray tracing technology to create a ‘secret’ sculpture which visitors can unlock…


Clitheroe Emerging Sculptor Mentor Program

Posted: October 16, 2023 / News

Established in 2006, The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorship Program awards $15,000 each to two selected artists every Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. The mentor program aims to encourage professional and meaningful fellowships between emerging sculptors and established practitioners facilitating a skills exchange between the emerging artists and their mentors whilst providing a forum for the professional and technical development of…


Can art help save rural communities

Posted: October 13, 2023 / Essays Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail

Can art help save rural communities, raise spirits, and improve the quality of life? Right at this moment, there is a bold experiment taking place to do precisely that and, so far, it has been a resounding success. By Sasha Grishin AM, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia In the summer of 2019-20 bushfires devastated…


2023 BONDI CATALOGUE ESSAY: From Bondi to Batlow and Tamarama to Tumbarumba

The SNOWY VALLEYS SCULPTURE TRAIL from Bondi to Batlow and Tamarama to Tumbarumba The story behind taking sculptures from the beach to the bush. Following the bush fires of 2019-2020 we had the idea of creating Australia’s first world-class public Sculpture Park in the Snowy Valleys in southern New South Wales as a significant cultural tourist…


2023 BONDI CATALOGUE ESSAY: ARTISTS’ REFLECTIONS ON 25 SCULPTURE BY THE SEA EXHIBITIONS – PHILIP SPELMAN

Philip Spelman (NSW) First exhibited on the Bondi coastal walk in 1999 ‘‘Through Sculpture by the Sea, sculpture is the only artform in Australia where major international artists come to Australia at their own cost, to participate in what is regarded as one of the most important sculpture exhibitions in the world.’’ The exhibition ‘Sculpture…


2023 BONDI CATALOGUE ESSAY: ARTISTS’ REFLECTIONS ON 25 SCULPTURE BY THE SEA EXHIBITIONS – MARGARITA SAMPSON

Margarita Sampson (NSW) First exhibited on the Bondi coastal walk in 1997  Aussie Beach Culture met Sculpture by the Sea, and it seemed like the start of a wonderful relationship. Artist share-house, North Bondi, 1997: sand gritty on the floor, damp beach towels hung on every surface, Mazzy Star on repeat on the CD player,…


The Pommery Champagne Artist Award

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Sculpture by the Sea is delighted to be continuing its partnership with Champagne Pommery for a second year. Champagne Pommery, one of the world’s most loved champagnes, is a National Supporting Partner of the exhibition, providing sponsorship and artist support through the Pommery Champagne Artist Award of $5,000 for our Bondi and Cottesloe exhibitions. The…