It’s almost that time of the year again, the white sands and grass-lined paths of Cottesloe Beach are almost ready to captivate your noggins with the annual Sculpture by the Sea festival.
Now in its 19th year, and returning for a hefty 18 days, Sculpture by the Sea brings larger-than-life artworks to the locale, over 70 of them for that matter, 32 of which are created by homegrown, Western Australian artists.
From Friday 3 through to Monday 20 March 2023, gaze upon the talents by creatives from near and far. Think Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United States, Taiwan and the Czech Republic; all meticulously selected to compete for the top prize.
As you mosey about, it’s imperative to keep an open mind – there’s going to be a number of head-scratchers scattered around, to say the least. But the intriguing pieces only add to the sheer beauty of the popular beach – especially as the sun sets behind the works.
This year’s display will also celebrate three artists – American Peter Lundberg, Takahiro Hirata from Japan and Aussie Greg Johns – and welcome them into the Sculpture by the Sea ‘decade club’, for those who have exhibited at Cottesloe 10 or more times. Way to go!
Sculpture by the Sea is a free, public event and it’s a great excuse to get down to Cottesloe Beach for some fresh ocean air.