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Celebrating 20 years, Sculpture by the Sea sees Bondi beach lined with artwork from various artists:The 13th edition of Sculpture by the Sea held in Perth as well as at the Bondi Beach in Sydney. The free public event is held right on the beach and sees it lined with sculptures by various artists.

Harsha Vardhan Durugadda, Column of Sound

Photograph by J. Wyld

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News 03 Mar 2017

Sculpture by the Sea, at Cottesloe and Bondi, Australia – the annual outdoor sculpture exhibit celebrates its 20th year

Sculpture by the Sea is a free-for-all event that displays sculptures by artists from across the globe, at the Cottesloe Beach in Perth and the Bondi Beach in Sydney. Host to Australian as well as international artists, the event that put Sydney on the global art map has been funded by the Federal Government, thereby making it possible for the creators of the festival to financially support the works of artists. The Cottesloe Beach exhibition would be held over a period of 18 days from the 03 to 20 March 2017.

The 13th edition of Sculpture by the Sea at the Cottesloe Beach is a recognized, free public event held in Perth since 2005, as well as at the Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, where it originated in 1997. The popularity of the Bondi exhibition led to the creation of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in Perth on Australia’s Indian Ocean coast in March each year. As the name suggests, the sculpture displays will start right from the sea wall marching north, along the beautiful sand.  

The event interests the masses thus promoting innovative and new artworks in society, open for the common man to see and enjoy. With the intention of supporting every hand that showcases their exhibits, Sculpture by the Sea assists artists financially to meet the required cost of creating the installation/sculptures through the Catalyst Fund received through the Federal government. 

Celebrating 20 years, Sculpture by the Sea sees Bondi beach lined with artwork from various artists:The 13th edition of Sculpture by the Sea held in Perth as well as at the Bondi Beach in Sydney. The free public event is held right on the beach and sees it lined with sculptures by various artists.

This annual outdoor sculpture exhibition would be held over a period of 18 days, from the 03 to 20 March, 2017 welcoming local as well as international visitors and participants making Cottesloe a melting pot of culture. Additionally for the specially abled, the organizers have reserved two whole days to special matting pathways rendering easy access to those with limited mobility or those on wheelchairs at the exhibition. 

Interestingly, Sculpture by the Sea also showcases an indoor contemporary exhibition working on the same theme. The exhibition also supports the works of a curated list of artists who are at various stages of their career, through their exhibit purchase.

Harsha Vardhan Durugadda, Column of Sound

Photograph by J. Wyld

Recognized globally, Sculpture by the Sea would be hosting two renowned Invited Artists, Zadok Ben-David and Tony Cragg RA this year. Showcasing Luke (2008), Cragg illustrates an understanding of the human personage. Ben-David on the other hand, is best known for his steel sculpture ‘Big Boy’ that has been inspired by people he crossed paths with across the globe; people he saw but never met.

Open for all, if you’re around the Cottesloe Beach at Perth, you may want to make your way here. While the exhibits find you a good reason to drop by, you may also want to look out for the breathtaking horizon, mesmerizing sunset and the flawless beach, of course!

Main Image: © Desmond Mah, Homo Sapiens Sapiens Cottesloe 2017 Photo Jessica Weld

 

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