Sculpture by the Sea returns for 2019

It's time to get cultural.

Whether or not you’re an art lover, there’s no denying the allure of Sculpture by the Sea. It’s no surprise that art becomes a whole lot easier to appreciate when exhibited along of Perth’s pristine Cottesloe Beach.

This year, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe returns for its 15th year from Friday 1 March to Monday 18 March. It continues to reign as Perth’s largest free to the public event, meaning a whopping 240,000 visitors are estimated to descend upon the annual outdoor sculpture exhibition.

A highlight of this year’s exhibition is bound to be the work of New Zealand’s Phil Price, the Tourism WA Invited International Artist for 2019. This will be the first time at Sculptures by the Sea for this globally renowned kinetic sculptor. Price is creating a 7-metre high kinetic work titled Ipomoea specifically for Sculptures by the Sea, which is sure to wow even the most dubious of art viewers.

Filling out the program is a range of WA’s leading sculptors, such as Anne Neil, Stephen Tepper, and Alessandra Rossi, as well as emerging artists April Pine, Britt Mikkelsen, and Jina Lee.

Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2019 will also see the return of its Beach Access Days for the third year running. On Wednesday 13 March and Thursday 14 March, special matting will be installed to enable visitors with limited mobility and those using manual wheelchairs to access all sculptures, even those located in specific beachfront areas.

Sculpture by the Sea takes place at Cottesloe Beach from Friday 1 March to Monday 18 March 2019. Browse the program here.
Cover image of Zhan Wang's floating rock from 2018 courtesy of Richard Watson.
Julianne de Souza

Hi, I'm Julianne! In addition to waxing lyrical about Perth cafes and boutiques, my hobbies include spending all of my income on live music and fun pants. My favourite things about Perth are the beaches, the laid back lifestyle, and the crop of new brunch spots that appear every week.