Stunning creations at 15th Sculpture by the Sea

Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Photo: Andrew Ritchie

SCULPTURE lovers and anyone curious about curvaceous art on the sand can head to the 15th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, which opened at Cottesloe Beach this morning.

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Before the opening, WA visual artist Miik Green was announced as the inaugural recipient of the $10,000 Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award for unique art using the light metal.

Founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea, David Handley, Alcoa of Australia Managing Director Michael Parker, and artist Miik Green alongside ‘Thicket 018’. Photo credit: Christian Sprogue.
Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Photo: Andrew Ritchie

Mr Green’s Thicket 018 is made of 6mm aluminium rods.

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“Being a sculptor is one of the hardest art forms in which to forge a career, and major awards, of which there are few, play an important part in increasing an artist’s public profile while putting much needed funds in their pockets,” event founding director David Handley said.

Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Photo: Andrew Ritchie

An estimated 240,000 visitors are expected at the beach to view more than 70 sculptures.

SOUTHERN ARTISTS COLLABORATE FOR SCULPTURES BY THE SEA

Exhibitors are from WA, interstate, the USA, Israel, China, Japan, and South Korea.

Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Photo: Andrew Ritchie

Others hail from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Italy, Slovakia, Austria, Greece and Andorra.

The event is free and runs until March 18.

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