Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe

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Applications close
8 September 2020
4 March 2021
Prize money
AUD $100,000
WA, Australia
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SXS is inclusive of all modes of sculpture. This allows the exhibition to demonstrate to the public, sculpture's history and development.

One of the specific challenges for sculptors is the environment: landscape, its conditions and history. SXS gives full recognition to the artists' freedom to balance artistic vision and the challenge of place. This curatorial policy will be used by the Curatorial Panel when considering all artist submissions.


  • The $10,000 Bendat Family Foundation Invited WA Artist Program, each for three WA artists invited by the Sculpture by the Sea National Artistic Advisory Committee
  • Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship of $10,000 with thanks to Gavin Bunning AM & Julienne Penny
  • Alcoa Aluminium Award of $10,000 for a new significant work in Aluminium open to all exhibiting artists
  • The Mostyn Family Foundation Artist Subsidy of $5,000 for an International Artist Assistance for all artists for reasonable use of install and de-install Site Crew and heavy equipment
  • The EY People's Choice prize of $5,000

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Venue: Cottesloe Beach, Perth, WA.










Application dates
17 July 2020 - 8 September 2020
Exhibition dates
5 March 2021 - 22 March 2021
Finalists notified
31 October 2020
National and International Entries Allowed
Prize frequency
Ron Bradfield Jnr Artist, CYO of Yarns R Us, Storyteller; Dr Nien Schwarz Artist & Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University; Philip Spelman Artist; Prof. Ted Snell; Gemma Weston, UWA.
Prize genre
Cottesloe Beach, Perth, WA
AUD $100,000
A fee of $45 is charged for entry. A commission of 35% on any sale plus GST where applicable. There is more definitive information available from the web site.
Last updated
17 August 2020
Prior Winners
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