Its Time For Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe Beach, WA



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 water.

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

Cowan University

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

popular beach.

  • Article: provided by Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe
  • Image: Johannes Pannekoek, 'signature', Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2014.
  • Photographer: Jessica Wyld.