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SCULPTURE BY THE SEA Cottesloe sands transformed

The annual outdoor sculpture exhibition at the beach Sculpture by the Sea is returning to transform the famous white sands of Cottesloe Beach from Friday, March 6 to Monday, March 23.

Celebrating its 16th year, the exhibition is one of Perth’s largest free public events, attracting an estimated 210,000 visitors to explore the art and create Perth’s own version of the Italian passeggiata.

Artists from 17 countries have created 70 sculptures to surprise and delight visitors to the 18 day exhibition, including award-winning Japanese artist Haruyuki Uchida, one of the world’s most prominent kinetic artists, as the 2020 Tourism WA Invited International Artist. Uchida has created the largest gravity defying sculpture he has made outside of Japan – a new 7.5m long kinetic sculpture made from stainless steel and magnets titled ‘Merry Gate‘ that is sure to be a favourite to visitors to the exhibition.

Other international artists include Karl-Christian Geleff (Denmark), Dave Glass (Portugal) and Vaclav Fiala (Czech Republic), exhibiting alongside some of WA and Australia’s leading sculptors.

This year, Sculpture by the Sea and the Bendat Family Foundation are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Bendat Family Foundation WA Invited Artists Program: sculptors Olga Cironis, Tony Davis and R.M (Ron) Gomboc, with Davis also set to join the Decade Club after exhibiting at Cottesloe for a 10th year.

The exhibition will host three Beach Access Days from Tuesday, March 17 to Thursday, March 19 enabling visitors with limited mobility to access sculptures through the installation of special matting across these three days.

Sculpture by the Sea takes place at Cottesloe Beach from Friday, March 6 to Monday, March 23. Head to sculpturebythesea.com for more info. 

 

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