Sculpture by the Sea comes to Cottesloe Beach!

Sculpture by the Sea is a favourite event on the Perth art calendar. For two weeks in March, sculptors from all over the world take over Cottesloe Beach to exhibit their art. It is a popular exhibition with increasingly large crowds coming to view the sculptures. Special programmes are organised for the school children who come to be initiated into the world of sculpture.

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

The last time I was in Perth for Sculpture by the Sea was in 2013 so it was lovely to be back wandering amongst the sculptures and enjoying the views. There have been a few changes. There are still many traditional sculptures admired for their artistic value but today it is the whimsical pieces that amuse and become the exhibitions talking points.

Some of the artists have become firm favourites with the West Australian public. Artists such as Chen Wenling return year after year.

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Chen Wenling…harbour

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Sculpture by the Sea Awards

The $10,000 West Australian Sculptor Scholarship was this year shared by Norton Flavel and Kim Perrier.

“Together the two winners of the WA Sculptor’s scholarship are a contrast in approaches: whereas Flavel’s sculpture is shiny and open, Perrier’s is dusky and closed. What both sculptor’s share is a consummate understanding of the expressive transformation of materials.” – Dr Michael Hill, Head of Art History & Theory, National Art School

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Norton Flavel…. the lucky country

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Kim Perrier….ashes to ashes

 

The awards for the Peoples Choice Prize and the Kids Choice Prize will be announced the day before the exhibition closes on March 23rd.

 

Sculpture by the Sea Exhibitors

Other exhibitors in this years Sculpture by the Sea include…..

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Naidee Changmoh…. the ascetic

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

David Černy….babies three pieces

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Keid Moseholm…is this a step forward

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Benjmin Storch…constellation

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Brad Jackson ….wanders conventus

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Warlukurlangu Artists…..water dreaming

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Ken Unsworth AM…..my home is your home

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Neon…house of mirrors

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

The view from inside Neon’s house of mirrors.

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Ayad Alqaragholli…hearts in paradise

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Kevin Draper….penelope 2015

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Yuko Takahashi….. way of the wind 2015

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Annette Thas…dame cockatoo and entourage

 

One of my favourites….

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Wendi Zhang….mi no 5

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Close up of Wendi Zhang’s red mesh flamingoes

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Russell Sheridan…..sisters

 

This is the first year that an underwater sculpture has been shown….

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Olivia Samec and James Moe…sanctuary

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Stormie Mills…..the #stormie millsproject

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Ray Surman…food for thought

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Jimmy Rix,….roo shooter

 

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

The view from the Surf Club where smaller sculptures are on display

 

Which is your favourite sculpture? 

 

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8 Responses to Sculpture by the Sea comes to Cottesloe Beach!

  1. Rhonda Albom March 17, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Looks fantastic. I saw this in Sculptures by the Sea in Sydney a few years ago.

    • Jenny Freedman March 18, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

      I think it’s a fabulous exhibition Rhonda. The Sydney one is amazing with those fabulous views on the Bondi to Bronte walk

  2. Debra Kolkka March 18, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    These are fabulous. I have seen the event on the Gold Coast.

    • Jenny Freedman March 18, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

      Aren’t they amazing Debra. I know there’s a Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney but I didn’t realise they had one on the Gold Coast

  3. Suze The Luxury Columnist March 19, 2015 at 5:26 am #

    I love these sculptures, such an amazing setting by the sea and what a great variety.

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Jenny Freedman March 20, 2015 at 11:27 am #

      The setting is amazing Suze and is what makes them so appealing. It is also held in Sydney later in the year in an equally fabulous setting along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk.

  4. Krista March 19, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    Wow! So many fascinating and odd and wonderful sculptures. 🙂

    • Jenny Freedman March 20, 2015 at 11:24 am #

      It’s a fabulous display Krista and often interesting to see how artists minds work!

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