Sculpture by the Sea

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The crowds and sculptures of Sculpture by the Sea 2006

The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney and Perth is Australia's largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. This exhibition was initiated in 1996, at Bondi Beach and it featured sculptures which were made by both Australian and overseas artists. In 2005 a companion event was established at Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia. In 2009 it was announced that Aarhus in Denmark would host the first Sculpture by the Sea exhibition outside of Australia.

Sculpture by the Sea is held annually during summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Over 50 local, interstate and international artists participate in this exhibition every year.

Bondi[edit]

Pretty women by the sea

Sculpture by the Sea began in 1996 with an exhibition held over one day at Bondi and is now an annual event. In 1995 David Handley was living in Prague and visited an outdoor sculpture park in Klatovy, Northern Bohemia. He was inspired to do something similar in Australia. The works are spread right across the cliff from Bronte Beach to Bondi Beach via Tamarama Beach. Every year the coastal walk is transformed into a seaside art gallery. Over 100 sculptures are exhibited in the background of sea and the coastal landscape along the two kilometre coastal walk.

Awards[edit]

The recipients from Bondi, 2014.

Artwork name Sculptor/s Prize
Ring Peter Lundberg The Macquarie Group Sculpture Prize of $60,000
Gamma Gamma - Storm Elaine Clocherty The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
Oceania Cartouche Jock Clutterbuck The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
Wind Stone - The Threshold of Consciousness Koichi Ishino The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
The Folly (2012) Stephen King Artistic Excellence Program, Donated by Leonie & James Furber of $10,000
Morning Star Ayako Saito The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
Other Samantha Stephenson The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
Comenavadrink and Waddayalookinat (2013) Thomas Quayle The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
Bondi Points Chris Bailey The Wallace Arts Trust New Zealand Sculptor Award of NZ$7,000
Breaching (2004) Michael Greve The Allens People's Choice Prize of $5,000
Overconsumption Kerrie Argent Waverley Council Mayor's Prize of $5,000
House of Mirrors NEON The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation of $5,000
A spacious affair. From the outside to the inside. Mikala Valeur (Denmark) The Kids' Choice Prize of $3,000
To take care of Hannah Streefkerk (Sweden) Art Gallery Society of NSW Prize
Modern Family Ralph Tikerpae Sculpture Inside Curators' Prize of $2,500
The Ascetic Naidee Changmoh Waverley Council Parks Staff Prize
Breaching (2004) Michael Greve Sculpture by the Sea Staff Choice Prize


The recipients from Bondi, 2013.

Artwork name Sculptor/s Prize
Fallout Stephen King The Macquarie Group Sculpture Prize of $60,000
horizon Lucy Humphrey The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
A to B Francesca Matagara The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
The Museum Paul Selwood The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
Provincia Deserta Keywan Orest Artistic Excellence Program, Donated by Leonie & James Furber of $10,000
Let Your Palm Do the Walking Tom Blake The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
Moment of Clarity David Hashimoto The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
Washed Up Tunni Kraus The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
Diminish and Ascend David Mccracken The Wallace Arts Trust New Zealand Sculptor Award of NZ$7,000
X Philip Spellman The Regional NSW Sculpture Accquisition Program of $20,000
Husk Marcus Tatton Art Gallery of NSW Prize of $5000
Nomadic City: Lest We Forget Sally Kidall Sydney Water Environmental Prize of $5000
Saved (Rusty Pipe) Rox De Luca The AGNSW Society Volunteer Task Force Site Specific Award of $4000
Horizon Lucy Humphrey The Allens People's Choice Prize of $5,000
Tyranny of Distance Roh Singh Sculpture Inside Curators' Prize of $2,500
Horizon Lucy Humphrey Kids' Choice Prize of $3,000
French Knitting Mia Hamilton Waverley Council Mayor's Choice
A Message From Fantasia MAkiho Tata Scultpure Inside Curators Prize of $2,500


The recipients from Bondi, 2012.

Artwork name Sculptor/s Prize
Barrel Roll Peter Lundberg The Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Prize of $70,000
Tete-a-Tete Philip Spelman The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
Luchtkasteel Tom de Munk-Kerkmeer The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
Red Herring Lou Lambert The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
April, Cherry Blossoms Koichi Ishino Artistic Excellence Program, Donated by Leonie & James Furber of $10,000
Suburban Monument (Ruin) Aaron Anderson The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
The Drogue Kate Stehr The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
Weight Pulls Me Down, Strength Pulls Me Up Elyssa Sykes-Smith The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
Together Elaine Clocherty The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation ($5,000 and Invitation to Sculpture By The Sea Cottesloe 13)
GhostNet Crocodile 2011 GhostNets Australia Sydney Water Environmental Prize of $10,000
Invasive Colonisation Alex Goad Art Gallery of NSW Prize of $5000
Surprise Karin Van der Molen The AGNSW Society Volunteer Task Force Site Specific Award of $4000
Menengang (Memory) Cave Urban The Allens People's Choice Prize
Spatial Memorial Roh Singh Sculpture Inside Curators' Prize of $2,500
GhostNet Crocodile 2011 GhostNets Australia Kids' Choice Prize of $3,000
Menengang (Memory) Cave Urban Waverley Council Mayor's Choice
April, Cherry Blossoms Koichi Ishino Artistic excellence program donated by James and Leonie Furber $10,000
Cluster Ian Bonde Dick Bett Memorial invitation of $5000


The recipients from Bondi, 2011.

Artwork name Sculptor/s Prize
Paradiegma Metaphysic Paul Selwood The Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Prize of $65,000 + Acquisitive
Comfort Zone Alessandra Rossi The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
Hokusai's Child James Rogers The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
The Ruin Marcus Tatton The Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000
Trinity Ben Fasham The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
The Library James McCallum The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
Spin 2010 Tania Spencer The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program of $10,000
The Yearning Margarita Sampson The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation ($5,000 and Invitation to Sculpture By The Sea Bondi 2011)
Who Left the Tap Running? Simon McGrath Sydney Water Environmental Prize of $10,000
Descending the Mountain Linda Bowden Art Gallery of NSW Prize
The Nail Clary Akon & Juan Pablo Pinto The AGNSW Society Volunteer Task Force Site Specific Award of $4000
Tortoise Mark Swartz, Ruben Salomon & Charmaine Tung The Damon Courtenay Memorial Young Sculptor's Prize
I Have Been Dreaming to Be a Tree... II Byeong Doo Moon The Allens People's Choice Prize
Horse & Rider Stephen King Sculpture Inside Curators' Prize
Look This Way Ken Unsworth NAB Kids' Choice Prize of $3,000
James Rogers NAB Kids' Choice Prize of $3,000 Waverley Council Mayor's Choice

The recipients from Bondi, 2006.

Name Sculptor Prize
...And With a Name to Come Orest Keywan The Sculpture by the Sea Prize
Humbaba's Barrel Marcus Tatton Sydney Water Environmental Sculpture Prize
Archi Tekton Daniela Turrin Kodak Sculpture Prize
Cut to Fit Emma Wise Icebergs Dining Room and Bar Signature Prize
Obligato James Rogers The Sydney Morning Herald Represented Artist Prize
Icarus Guy Warren Art Gallery Society of NSW Prize
more/less Ellie Nuss & James McDermid Damon Courtenay Memorial Young Sculptor Prize
Open Linda Bowden The Australian Unrepresented Sculptor Award
Cypher Konstantin Dimopoulos Art Gallery Society of NSW Taskforce Site Specific Prize
Hot With a Chance of a Late Storm The Glue Society Allens Arthur Robinson People's Choice Prize
NAB Kids' Choice Prize.

Participants in the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea[edit]

Participants in the 2014 event included Alejandro Propato, Francesca Mataraga, Johannes Pannekoek and Marina DeBris.[1]

Gallery[edit]

Sculpture by the Sea 2006:

Cottesloe[edit]

In 2005 the first Sculpture by the Sea event was held at Cottesloe beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. The exhibition showcases sculptures by Western Australia's leading and emerging sculptors, alongside works by invited interstate and international sculptors. This free annual public exhibition attracts approximately 100,000 visitors of all ages.

Awards[edit]

The recipients from Cottesloe, 2014.

Artwork name Sculptor/s Prize
Like a Flower Swaying in the Wind Hiroyuki Kita Roy Hill Sculpture Prize of $50,000
Overnight Elaine Clocherty NAB Western Australia Sculpture Scholarship of $10,000 (shared prize)
Overconsumption Kerrie Argent NAB Western Australia Sculpture Scholarship of $10,000 (shared prize)
Wave 1 Annette Thas The EY People's Choice Prize of $2,500
Wave 1 Annette Thas Kid's Choice Prize (shared prize)
Permanent Sunset Alejandro Propato Kid's Choice Prize (shared prize)
Sea Breeze Kochi Ishino Sculpture Inside Curator's Award of $2,500


The recipients from Cottesloe, 2013.

Artwork name Sculptor/s Prize
Tokyo Crows Mikaela Casteldine NAB Western Australian Sculpture Scholarship ($10,000)
Menengang Cave Urban Sculpture by the Sea People's Choice Prize of $2,500
Happy Floating Dream Cloud Kathy Allam Experience Extraordinary Kid's Choice Prize of $1000
Threshold 2 Kevin Draper Sculpture Inside Curator's Award of $2,500


The recipients from Cottesloe, 2012.

Artwork name Sculptor/s Prize
Dump Paul Caporn NAB Western Australian Sculpture Scholarship ($15,000)
Belonging Elaine Clocherty Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation ($5000 and invitation to exhibit in Sculpture By the Sea Bondi)
Meeting 1 Wang Shugang Sculpture by the Sea People's Choice Prize of $2,500
Punctured Sky Elin & Keino NAB Kid's Choice Prize of $1000
Salut Michael Le Grand Sculpture Inside Curator's Award of $1,500


The recipients from Cottesloe, 2011.

Artwork name Sculptor/s Prize
Lifeboat Marwa Fahmy, Stephen Genovese, Elizabeth Marpole, & Kate Parker NAB Western Australian Sculpture Scholarship ($15,000)
Goshu Peter Zappa Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation ($5000 and invitation to exhibit in Sculpture By the Sea Bondi)
Red Memory Smile Chen Wenling Sculpture by the Sea People's Choice Prize of $5000
Red Memory Smile Chen Wenling NAB Kid's Choice Prize of $1000
First Canto Early Fall Orest Keywan Sculpture Inside Curator's Award of $1000

Outside Australia[edit]

In June 2009 crown princess Mary and crown prince Frederik of Denmark initiated a biannual Sculpture by the Sea event in the city of Aarhus (Denmark), inspired by the exhibitions in Australia; Mary's country of birth. It is the only SBTS event outside Australia. 'Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus - Denmark' is financially and legally independent of 'Sculpture by the Sea Incorporated' and is being produced by the city of Aarhus in collaboration with ARoS Aarhus Artmuseum. The first two exhibitions attracted around half a million visitors. [2]

See also[edit]

Art of Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sculpture by the Sea". Sculpture by the Sea. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  2. ^ 3rd Biennial Aarhus Exhibition Sculpture by the Sea (2013)

External links[edit]

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