Sculpture by the Sea is a favourite event on the Perth art calendar. For two weeks in March, sculptors from all over the world take over Cottesloe Beach to exhibit their art. It is a popular exhibition with increasingly large crowds coming to view the sculptures. Special programmes are organised for the school children who come to be initiated into the world of sculpture.
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
The last time I was in Perth for Sculpture by the Sea was in 2013 so it was lovely to be back wandering amongst the sculptures and enjoying the views. There have been a few changes. There are still many traditional sculptures admired for their artistic value but today it is the whimsical pieces that amuse and become the exhibitions talking points.
Some of the artists have become firm favourites with the West Australian public. Artists such as Chen Wenling return year after year.

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Chen Wenling…harbour

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

Sculpture by the Sea Awards

The $10,000 West Australian Sculptor Scholarship was this year shared by Norton Flavel and Kim Perrier.
“Together the two winners of the WA Sculptor’s scholarship are a contrast in approaches: whereas Flavel’s sculpture is shiny and open, Perrier’s is dusky and closed. What both sculptor’s share is a consummate understanding of the expressive transformation of materials.” – Dr Michael Hill, Head of Art History & Theory, National Art School

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Norton Flavel…. the lucky country

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Kim Perrier….ashes to ashes

 
The awards for the Peoples Choice Prize and the Kids Choice Prize will be announced the day before the exhibition closes on March 23rd.
 

Sculpture by the Sea Exhibitors

Other exhibitors in this years Sculpture by the Sea include…..

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Naidee Changmoh…. the ascetic

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
David Černy….babies three pieces

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Keid Moseholm…is this a step forward

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Benjmin Storch…constellation

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Brad Jackson ….wanders conventus

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Warlukurlangu Artists…..water dreaming

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Ken Unsworth AM…..my home is your home

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Neon…house of mirrors

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
The view from inside Neon’s house of mirrors.

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Ayad Alqaragholli…hearts in paradise

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Kevin Draper….penelope 2015

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Yuko Takahashi….. way of the wind 2015

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Annette Thas…dame cockatoo and entourage

 
One of my favourites….
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Wendi Zhang….mi no 5

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Close up of Wendi Zhang’s red mesh flamingoes

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Russell Sheridan…..sisters

 
This is the first year that an underwater sculpture has been shown….
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Olivia Samec and James Moe…sanctuary

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Stormie Mills…..the #stormie millsproject

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Ray Surman…food for thought

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
Jimmy Rix,….roo shooter

 
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015
The view from the Surf Club where smaller sculptures are on display

 
Which is your favourite sculpture? 
 
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