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Sculpture by the Sea is on again at Cottesloe beach.

The exhibition makes its way to Perth every March and then heads over to Bondi in Sydney later in the year.

It is an opportunity to bring local and international artists to bring art to the public in a free event.

For those who have been to Cottesloe Beach you will know it is one of our premier beaches and a fantastic location for this event. You can bring a picnic, grab some fish and chips or visit one of the many local cafes to enjoy the artwork and soak up the atmosphere.

Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Ayad Alqaragholli, Loyalty Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Alessandra Rossi Untitled Coral (aqua)

                      Loyalty – Ayad Alqaragholli                                     Untitled Coral (aqua) – Alessandra Rossi


I love how there are sculptures for everyone’s taste here.

And some very quirky perspectives.

Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Pimpisa Tinpalit, Love in March Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Margarita Sampson, Dearest

                    Love in March – Pimpisa Tinpalit                                              Dearest – Margarita Sampson


The next two photos are of my two favourite pieces in the collection. I am a fan of artwork made from of metal, particularly bronze or rusted metal. I think it reflects our harsh outback and contrasts our crisp blue oceans.

Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe April Pine, Pause Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Zadok Ben-David, Big Boy

                                   Pause – April Pine                                                                  Big Boy – Zadok Ben-David


And an alternate perspective of Cottesloe Beach below. This sculpture seemed to be a favourite of the kids (little and big alike).

Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Lucy Humphrey Horizon

Horizon – Lucy Humphrey


Each year the public is given the opportunity to vote for their preferred sculpture. The winner is announced in the last week of the exhibition and the prize is $5,000.

WA is known for our sea life – I’m not sure I’d want to bump into this first guy though while swimming!

Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe The Great Hammerhead

The Great Hammerhead – Jordan Sprigg


Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Evis Savvaidi, The Big Fish Eats The Little One

The Big Fish Eats The Little One – Evi Savvaidi


Local artist, Hayley Bahr, was awarded with the Rio Tinto Emerging Sculptor Mentorship for 2017 for the below sculpture. The sculpture was in collaboration with Tim Keevil. Inside the giant can was a printing press.

Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe, Hayley Bahr - Tim Keevil, Cansumerism

Cansumerism – Hayley Bahr / Tim Keevil


If you are in Perth, the exhibition runs until 20 March. Otherwise you can see it in Sydney from 19 October to 05 November 2017.

Find out more details about the exhibition at Sculpture by the Sea.

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