NSW sculptor Dale Miles won the $50,000 Rio Tinto Sculpture Prize for Parallel Thinking at the opening of the 12th Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach this morning
Announcing the start of the annual open-air event, Culture and Arts Minister John Day said a $10,000 WA Sculptor Scholarship would also go to Olga Cironis for Mountain of Words.
The scholarship will allow Cironis to study and exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi Beach, Sydney in October.
“For Dale, this represents a career enhancing opportunity for one of the leading artists in their 30s in Australia,” founding director David Handley said.
The Town of Cottesloe’s annual purchase from the exhibition is Golden Section by Welsh sculptor Ivan Black, which will be placed at an undecided location in Cottesloe.
Cottesloe Mayor JoDawkins said the sculpture was the Town’s first kinetic work.
“The wind powered, free standing kinetic sculpture is a wonderful addition to Cottesloe,” she said.