Founded in New South Wales by David Hanley, the iconic Sculpture by the Sea was first displayed along the picturesque coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama beach in 1997. Initially established by only a few volunteers, a budget of less than a thousand dollars and one incredible artistic vision, Sculpture by the Sea has grown into one of Australia’s most iconic art exhibits, attracting millions of visitors each year who marvel and enjoy a unique outdoor art installation along some of Australia’s most famous coastlines.
After becoming an iconic hit in Sydney, the display was modeled into a twin event which has now been hosted annually since 2005 along side the white powdery shores of Cottesloe. This culturally rich exhibit has become a strong identity within Cottesloe’s history, and a true Western Australian community favourite.
This years exhibit is composed of 70 artworks created by artists from 17 different countries. Tourism Western Australia has also invited international Japanese artist, Haruyuki Uchida, who’s installation this year is nothing less than aesthetically marvellous.
Due to significant cuts in corporate funding, Sculpture by the Sea will be requesting a small donation of $5 per person, or $10 per family, and proceeds will go towards the many costs and fundings needed to support such a culturally vital organisation.
This years curation of installations focus on important political and cultural issues our society is currently facing, others leaving more simple messages as well as creating sense of curiosity and enlightenment.
The exhibit will be running from the 6th – 23rd of March and is a must see in Perth this month!
Grab the kids, a picnic blanket and head down to Cottesloe this month for an outdoor experience that just screams WA!
Johannes Pannekoek – Symphony in C
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