Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is heading towards its final weekend and visitor numbers at the much loved exhibition have returned to their pre-Covid levels. After three years of being impacted by Covid, the white sands of Cottesloe Beach have seen crowds soaking in the wonderful atmosphere from dawn until after sunset each day.
The annual video of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe highlights is now available.
David Handley, Artistic Director and Founding CEO of Sculpture by the Sea said: “We have had a second wonderful weekend at Cottesloe with tens of thousands of people strolling and enjoying a picnic among the sculptures. It’s really exciting to see the crowds back at Cottesloe this year. I’d like to thank Mrs Rinehart for Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill coming on board as Principal Sponsors of the exhibition. This follows Mrs Rinehart and her company’s previous support as Principal Sponsor, again giving us much needed financial support when we have needed it most to make the free to the public exhibition possible.”
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe ends on Monday 20 March, with only one week left for visitors to come down and experience the exhibition. Highlights include the 3km high light artwork by Takeshi Tanabe (Japan) this year’s Tourism WA Invited International Artist, that beams high into the night sky off the Cottesloe beach groyne.
Other leading artists exhibiting from across Australia and the world include Jenifer Cochrane, Sharyn Egan and Tony Jones OAM (WA), Ron Robertson-Swann OAM, Richard Goodwin and Stephen King (NSW), Krištof Kintera and Milan Kuzica (Czech Republic), Bruno Catalano and Oceane Jacob (France) and Keizo Ushio, Haruyuki Uchida and Kozo Nishino (Japan). On the opening day of this year’s exhibition, James Rogers from Walcha in NSW was announced as the recipient of the $60,000 Sculpture by the Sea Acquisitive Award sponsored by Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill for his sculpture ‘Sandbar’.
For more information about Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe please visit: www.sculpturebythesea.com