Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe
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 Ocean.
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.
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.
For more info visit: http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/exhibitions/cottesloe.aspx.