THE 11TH ANNUAL SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE 6 ‐ 23 MARCH, 2015
Perth's much‐loved annual Sculpture by the Sea returns to Cottesloe Beach from 6‐23
March 2015. Now in its 11th year, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe will feature works from
over 70 artists from across the world, along with home grown local and interstate sculptors.
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is one of Perth's largest free to the public events, stretching
along the white sands and grassed terraces of Cottesloe beach overlooking the Indian
This year's exhibition includes works from some of the world's most distinguished artists.
Sometimes controversial artist David Černý from the Czech Republic is exhibiting in Perth
for the first time with his giant baby sculptures, alongside celebrated Japanese sculptor
Keizo Ushio who is exhibiting for the 11th consecutive year with his popular stone works.
Two of the most popular international sculptors are returning, China's Chen Wenling and
Wang Shugang, with Wenling exhibiting a new striking red, larger than life figure. In
contrast, American sculptor, Peter Lundberg's rough concrete work was formed beneath the
red earth of the Margaret River in preparation for the show.
A little closer to home, there are 31 artists from Western Australian and 16 from elsewhere
around Australia. The exhibition will feature Sculpture by the Sea's first fully submerged
sculpture, created by South Fremantle artist Olivia Samec and her partner, James Moe,
whose work will be best seen by those swimming near groyne or viewed from the groyne
when the water is calm.
Congratulations to Western Australian artist Tim Macfarlane Reid who will become only the
third artist to join the Decade Club of sculptors who have exhibited 10 times in the 11 years
of the exhibition. Tim has created a major new work for this year's exhibition titled 'One
Door Opens' which will be located under the pine trees at Cottesloe beach looking across
The curatorial panel who selected the artists for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015 from
nearly 300 submissions is:
‐ Professor Ted Snell AM, Director, Cultural Precinct at University of Western Australia and
former Chair, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts;
‐ Dr Michael Hill, Head of Art History & Theory, National Art School;
‐ Julienne Penny, Director, Tunbridge Gallery; and
‐ Dr Nien Schwarz, Artist, Senior Lecturer, School of Communication & the Arts, Edith
The Western Australian government has supported Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe through
Tourism WA since 2009. Other key supporters of this year's exhibition include the Australia
Council for the Arts, private donors and Alcoa of Australia, which is back for the 11th year as
the sponsor of the Alcoa Schools Education Program.
An estimated 220,000 people are expected to converge on Cottesloe Beach during the 18
day exhibition, from serious art‐lovers and collectors to members of the general public
looking to enjoy the sculptures whilst enjoying the sun, sea and sand at Perth's most
- Article: provided by Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe
- Image: Johannes Pannekoek, 'signature', Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2014.
- Photographer: Jessica Wyld.