Sculpture By The Sea: Perth Australia (Pictures)

Every year here in Australia we have this competition, Sculpture by the sea, held in different parts of Australia, but of course always on the beach. There is great prize money to be won. This year it is being held at Cottesloe Beach in Perth which is the capitol of Western Australia. The sculptures will be on display till March 19.

                                    ‘Dump’ by Paul Caporn. Picture: Karen Castle
                                               From news.com.au picture gallery

The photo above won the artist a scholarship valued at $15,000

                           ‘Convolution’ by Johannes Pannekoek. Picture: Karen Castle
                                            From news.com.au picture gallery

But the other artists still have a chance of winning some prize money. On the 18th March, there will be a People’s Choice Award and the National Australia Bank Kid’s Choice Award.

                      Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach Picture: Richard Hatherly
                                           From Perth Now picture gallery

                       Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach Picture: Richard Hatherly
                                            From Perth Now picture gallery

Even if you hadn’t read the name, I’m sure you would of guessed that it was a guy taking the photos for the Perth Now picture gallery, he did manage to get in a couple of Ladies in bikinis into the photos.  :)

See more of the Sculpture By The Sea in news.com.au Picture Gallery.

Perth Now also has different pictures in their Picture Gallery.

Last year this competition was held at Bondi in Sydney, if you would like to have a look at the sculptures that was presented in 2011, (personally I liked the sculptures from last year better) news.com.au has a Picture Gallery of these as well.

Learn more about Sculpture by the sea on their official web site.

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60 Responses to Sculpture By The Sea: Perth Australia (Pictures)

  1. dfb says:

    Oh! Sun, warmth, a beach… Great post.

  2. WOW! You folks “down under” are SERIOUS about your beach art and prize money! Great post!

  3. Mags, can you explain a bit more about ‘Dump’. Is that a sculpture, or an actual vehicle?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi weisserwatercolours,
      “Dump” is a sculpture, and that particular sculpture won the first prize, it is done very well, certainly does look like the real thing. :D

  4. susielindau says:

    I really like “Convolution.” It is like a wave….Thanks for sharing. I hope to go there someday!

  5. aFrankAngle says:

    When I started I thought it must be sand art … oh no no … beautiful pics and excellent art work. Thanks for sharing an OZ event.

  6. I looked at the ones from last year and I agree, those are much better. There’re some really original and interesting ideas. Love the turtle made of tires and the picture frame over looking the beautiful view, just to name a couple. What a wonderful event that must be to visit. I love it!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi A Gripping Life,
      The picture frame from last year is my favourite, not only was the picture frame beautifully done, but also put in a perfect position as well. It is a very good event in the sense that young artists can show off their skills, and hopefully get a bit of recognition as well.

  7. Yes, I noticed the bikinis! And thought — there’s another reason I don’t wear them. I don’t need to be caught in the background and end up on blog posts around the world! :) What a great way to give a scholarship, and inspire future artists as well.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi happykidshappymom,
      So very true. :lol: It is all up to the photographer who is taking the photos, and this photographer just couldn’t help himself, there are a couple more like that as well in the newspapers picture gallery. The photographer from the other newspaper was far more discreet, and tried to just get the pictures of the sculptures. :D
      It is a great prize the scholarship, well worth entering for these up and coming artists.

  8. Windsmoke. says:

    Convolution gets my vote :-).

  9. Hey Mags – great to see the Perth SBTS. The Sydney exhibition is held every year in October. I go every year – it’s fantastic, and it is a great way to make art accessible to a wider range of people (including kids!).

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi This Sydney Life,
      I have seen some of the art presented in Sydney, last years artists which were in Sydney at Bondi Beach I feel were the best I have seen, magnificent displays.

  10. What a neat idea. I’m glad you posted plenty of photos too.

  11. ~mimo~ says:

    a beautiful post with much to look at!

  12. jmgoyder says:

    I really should dash up to Perth and have a look!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi jmgoyder,
      You should, the sculptures will be there till the 19th of March, while you there get some fish and chips or burgars for lunch and sit under one of the beautiful trees and enjoy the view, it would be a lovely day out. :D

  13. E.C. says:

    Artists are grand when they build such great sculptures. I’m in awe of they’re creativity. :)

  14. Lenore Diane says:

    Mags, my boys would love to see that dump truck live and in person. Even though they’ve already received a nod, I think my family would vote for them as People’s Favorite. Oz is a great place to be, eh? Thanks for sharing.

  15. Rebekah says:

    It’s a really cool idea … Sculpture by the Sea!

    I fell in love with Convolution immediately!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Rebekah,
      Yes it is a very nice piece of art, there was 2 from that picture gallery that I really liked, but in the end I decided to put one in the blog. :)

  16. Always a pleasure to see the works of our Australian artists
    Aussie Ian

  17. Barb says:

    From the title, I thought it was going to be sand sculpture, which always makes me feel a bit guilty because it takes so much work, only to be blow away or be destroyed in a day or so. I was therefore happy to see more durable sculptures. And what better place to lay, sit, or sleep and contemplate the art than the beach. Brilliant.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Barb,
      I agree a great place to go and see some art work, you can’t beat going to the beach, the scuptures being there makes for a great day out for the family. :)

  18. travelrat says:

    Wonderful! I shared this link on Facebook, because a couple of my friends do metal sculptures, and I’m sure they’d be interested to see it.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      I hope your friends enjoy looking at the different sculptures that these artists have done. Last years sculptures at Sydney are worth a look as well, as I stated, I think these were the best I have seen for a long time. :D

  19. I love seeing attention paid to artists of any kind. In the US we have cut so many arts programs from the schools. This type of attention to its importance is just what we need to see. Thanks.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi writingfeemail,
      Yes there are school here that are also finding it hard to raise money for different projects. Sculpture by the sea is a brilliant idea, a lot of family’s go to the beach and kids also get to see what can be achieved.

  20. Have only had half of my first cup of coffee this morning. At first, I saw “beach” and I saw “sculpture” and figured there would be sand sculptures. I examined the dump truck for almost a minute wondering how on earth it was made of sand! :)

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi AA,
      Yes there have been a couple of people that expected sand sculptures. It is a bit unusual to have sculptures by the sea that is not made of sand, we are used to seeing this here, and the name of the competition and what it represents, sorry about the confusion, especially before you even had time to finish your cup of coffee. :D

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  22. sporepigfish says:

    I vote for the second one, since I am a nerdy one :P

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi sporepigfish,
      The 2nd sculpture is one of the better ones, the way it was done and put on the sand to look like a wave. :)
      Nerdy one? Are you sure? :D

  23. El Guapo says:

    I also loved Convolution.
    And very, very cool that this is a publicly supported annual event!

  24. I really like the third one, it has a nautical feel and looks perfect in that setting… The shape suggests a ship and a whale at the same time.

  25. Selma says:

    I love sculpture by the sea. The one in Bondi in Sydney is excellent. What I think is best about it is that it gets a lot of people out and about in the fresh air enjoying art. That’s got to be a good thing. Great photos!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Selma,
      I agree, it does get people out and about, and there is nothing like the being at the beach, I really like the idea of family’s going and the kids learning about the art, you never know, some child may be inspired. :D

  26. Arindam says:

    Thanks a lot Mags for these Australian beaches photographs. It something I am waiting to experience in life. Australian beaches and Australian beer is something every person must wants to experience. :)

  27. river says:

    While the sculptures are beautiful, I was also disappointed to find it wasn’t sand art. I love gorgeous sand sculptures.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi river,
      I’m sorry it wasn’t what you expected. That is the actual name of the competition, sculpture by the sea, I hope you still enjoyed the post anyway.
      Thank You very much for visiting and taking the time to comment. :)

  28. Tony McGurk says:

    Is that dump truck lego or something else??? It’s hard to tell from the photo

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Tony,
      No it is not Lego, I don’t know what it is made of, I assume it is some sort of metal. Lego would definitely not be allowed to be used by the artists.

  29. The sculptures were awesome! Thank you for posting.

  30. Rayya says:

    Interesting sculptures…I used to regulary go to cottesloe beach when I lived in WA…it is a breath taking beach…

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