Bondi 2020 Announcement

Posted: April 24, 2020 / Announced, News

Sculpture by the Sea is pleased to announce that the exhibition plans to return to Bondi this spring after an agreement was reached with Waverley Council to retain the exhibition for the next ten years. The world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition plans to return to the 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk from…

Kids’ Choice ‘Homer Homer’  

Posted: April 3, 2020 / Announced, News

Art collective Cool S**t was awarded the Kids’ Choice Prize of $2,000 for ‘Homer Homer’, a 5 metre high inflatable head combining Homer Simpson and a bust of the Greek philosopher Homer. The prize is voted for by children who visited Cottesloe Beach during the exhibition.

Three Way Tie for EY People’s Choice Prize 

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In a dramatic end to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020, three artists – Mikaela Castledine and Ayad Alqaragholli from Perth and Marcus Tatton from Tasmania – will share the EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000. With only one vote between the three works, we decided to share the prize given voting had been cut…

Over $190,000 Raised- Thank You! 

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We are beyond grateful and would like to thank the people of Perth and its visitors for  rallying behind the exhibition, thanking the many thousands of people who collectively raised $95,987 in voluntary contributions on entry at the Cottesloe 2020 exhibition. With the Minderoo Foundation generously matching donations up to $150,000, the total figure raised comes…


Posted: March 19, 2020 / News

Given the news late this afternoon that community transmission of Covid-19 has begun in Perth we have decided to close this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. We would like to thank the artists, visitors, volunteers, sponsors, donors and the Town of Cottesloe for how they enthusiastically embraced this year’s exhibition. As we are unable…

COVID-19 update

Posted: March 14, 2020 / News

Sculpture by the Sea has done a risk assessment for COVID-19, in consultation with WA Health.  The risk as assessed today (14 March 2020) in attending Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is considered to be extremely low.  The event is in the open air and close contact over any period of time is largely within…

Matching Your Public Voluntary Contributions

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Since the exhibition opened we have had a great response to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020 and our request for everyone to consider making a $5 donation or $10 for families. To date, our visitor’s public voluntary contributions are $78,370. When matched with the funds from the Minderoo Foundation our running total as we head into…

ECU intern and mentor program

Posted: March 13, 2020 / News

Thanks to ECU’s partnership with Sculpture by the Sea there are excellent opportunities for Visual Arts students to gain practical experience, including mentor relationships and an internship placement. Sculpture by the Sea artist and mentor Olga Cironis commented that, “this mentorship program is a wonderful idea for emerging and senior artists to exchange ideas, be inspired,…

Cottesloe 2020 Exhibition Video

Posted: March 11, 2020 / News, video

Enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020 exhibition video. With thanks to Richard Watson for filming and editing and to Ben Catley for the music.

WA Sculptor Scholarship Announced

Posted: March 6, 2020 / News

Announced at the Media Launch, Sam Hopkins (WA) is the recipient of the prestigious Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship of $10,000 thanks to Gavin Bunning AM and Julienne Penny. Presented by Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Member for Hasluck, Western Australia and Minister for Indigenous Australians, the scholarship, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013, provides…

The Bendat Family Foundation WA Invited Artist Program

Posted: March 3, 2020 / News

Sculpture by the Sea and the Bendat Family Foundation are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Bendat Family Foundation WA Invited Artists Program: sculptors Olga Cironis, Tony Davis and R.M (Ron) Gomboc. One of three inaugural recipients of the Program, a sculptor, painter, art teacher and fine wood craftsman, is Tony Davis, who…

Minderoo Foundation to Match Public Contributions

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To save Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe we are asking for Entry by a $5 Voluntary Contributions and $10 per family.   In its 16th year Sculpture by the Sea has today announced that due to a significant decline in corporate sponsorship and State government funding it will ask everyone who visits the exhibition to…

April Pine Announced as the Alcoa Award recipient

Posted: February 28, 2020 / News

Sculpture by the Sea and Alcoa Australia are delighted to announce young Perth sculptor April Pine as this year’s recipient of the Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award of $10,000. (Pictured here talking to Alcoa Australia President Michael Gollschewski about her work in her studio) The award highlights Alcoa’s 16 years of continued commitment to supporting artists in…

2009 – 2020 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Access & Inclusion

Posted: February 27, 2020 / Essays

Jacqueline Homer, DADAA Head of Production and Petra Pattinson, former Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe School Education Access & Inclusion Program Manager, tell the story of the development of the access and inclusion programs at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. This year we are excited to celebrate the twelfth year of the Sculpture by the…

Haruyuki Uchida from Japan this year’s Tourism Western Australia Invited International Artist

Posted: February 21, 2020 / News

Sculpture by the Sea is excited to announce award-winning Japanese artist Haruyuki Uchida, one of the world’s most prominent kinetic artists, as the 2020 Tourism Western Australia Invited International Artist at the upcoming Cottesloe exhibition. Uchida is well known as a kinetic sculptor whose works startle and delight using magnets to create illusionary, gravity-defying effects. His work…