I just can’t get enough of Sculpture by the Sea this year at Cottesloe beach. On Friday, I was lucky enough to attend the official opening and media launch. Since then, I have been back most afternoons with my little family observing and absorbing culture expression and nature in its purest form.
It’s been a great way to combine a little bit of fitness, a lot of family fun time in the great outdoors, together with the odd photo.
Speaking of photos, I was hoping there might have been a calm before the spectator storm to sneak a decent photo or 69 but it wouldn’t matter what time or day it is, there always seems to be more than a crowd.
There were a few firsts this year. A fully (on purpose) submerged sculpture which I’m looking at getting up close and personal with as soon as I source an underwater camera. Because you know me, photos or it didn’t happen and this year I’m determined one way or another, photo bombers included to capture all 69 sculptures, 51 of which are showing for the first time.
There is also an interactive #selfiesculpture which you are encouraged to climb on in to become your own sculpture and grab a selfie while you are there.
I believe there is also a bit of performance art at 5pm each day centered around Annette Thas’ Dame Cockatoo and Entourage piece. Annette took out the People’s Choice Award last year with her rather impressive ‘wave 1’ sculpture, which was constructed from Barbie dolls. This year, Annette has used the leftover Barbie dresses as the basis of her creation.
At 5pm this Sunday (15/3) you will have a chance to learn the latest Instagram tips and tricks by joining Instagram favourites @paulyvella, @garry_norris together with one of my favourite local photographers @jarradseng for the Sculpture by the Sea Instameet.
WIN WIN!! I’m planning on casing this one and will have a little mystery prize on me for the first person to find me and introduce themselves.
The #sxsmoments photo competition is once again running this year. All you need to do is tag your Sculpture by the Sea photos when you are sharing on Instagram to be in the running to win a trip to the Bondi exhibition later in the year as one of their official photographers.
Today, I’m sharing just a few of my favourite #sxsmoments with more to come on Instagram:
With funding cuts meaning the event is likely to run at a loss this year, I’m hoping it doesn’t signal the end of the event altogether.
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Beautiful pics. Love them. Looks like a fun event and fun time. I need to get down there. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Pat. I’m really looking forward to the Instameet event on Sunday.
Beautiful photos I enjoyed them 🙂
Have a tanfastic week and thanks for wafting by 🙂
Thanks Steve, you have a great week too.
I must say you have some outstanding artistic designers down-under, good thing for social media so the world can see these interesting sculptures and for you to take photos to share with us, Thank you!!! They are wonderful, especially the sculptures in the tree!!!
Thanks for hosting, hope you enjoy your day!!!
Oh and yes I would love to see more sculptures by the sea!!!
Thanks Karren. Interestingly the sculptures in the tree was one of the scholarship winners this year.
Wow! loved the awesome clicks.
First time here, and already a fan of your pix.
happy to link up!
Thanks so much Ruchira, I’ve just popped over and cased your WW post for today. Looks amazing.
Wow! I can see why you want to pop by each day. There would be something new to notice or a different perspective each day and it looks like it’s certainly popular. I love seeing artists being showcased to the public when they might not normally be discovered. Hopefully people can develop a new appreciation for the skill on show x
There really is something new to discover each day. It’s also like an obstacle course trying to battle the crowds at times, not to mention a good workout walking on the sand.
Oh WOW – I love those sculptures! I scrolled up and down trying to pick a favourite but I couldn’t. I love them all! I so wish there was something like that near me! Some people are SO creative. It must be so satisfying to create something so beautiful! 🙂
I wish I was more creative. I would love to have the means to enter a piece myself one year.
I agree – amazing sculptures! I love the baby and the sculptures on the beach – really cool.
So cool Kristi, I’m having a lot of fun with my camera this week.
The baby crawling one always freaks me out for some reason.
There are three giant babies in this series but it was mission impossible with the crowds and the trees to photograph them all together. I’m going to have to head back and try again. Their faces are pretty freaky.
I loved Bondi’s Sculptures by the Sea but it too was mega crowded! I’d love to attend Cottesloe’s sculptures by the sea as well! Some of the sculptures look familiar but the majority seem different. I love discovering the thinking behind each sculpture.
There seems to be a mixture of old and new and I believe a handful of the top Sculptures from Bondi last year made it across for this exhibition.
Thanks for sharing the sculptures, was really cool looking at them!
Thanks David, your photo this week was absolutely stunning. I’ve been contemplating heading back to the exhibition after dark but with very little light in the area I’m not sure how successful I would be.
I love Sculptures by the Sea. People can get so creative!
I love it too. Wish I was more creative.
Lovely sculptures by the sea. What a great selection.
It was a battle to try and get a photo of my favourites without the masses.
The sculptures are stunning! Particularly love the flamingo and the faces in the tree!
I really need to head back and get a photo of all the Flamingos from a distance, without the crowd. I believe that might be mission impossible.
I love this! Hoping to get down there this week with the kids.
I dare you to hop in the sculpture and grab a #selfiesculpture pic.
AMAZING photos. We went last year when it was at Bondi and I loved it!!
I will have to go and look when the Bondi exhibition is on this year and try and schedule my trip to Sydney around it.
Stunning photos! Beach and art – what’s not to love! x
Thankfully the weather has been playing the game as well.
Lovely photos dear!! xx
Does it travel through the country? I went to a Sculptures by the Sea a few years ago in Sydney and it was amazing, like your photos.
Only Bondi and Cottesloe as far as I know. The Bondi exhibition is later this year.
They are amazing! People can be so creative! It’s great.
I know momfever. My three girls are rather creative souls. They don’t get that side of things from me.
sadly it doesn’t look like I am going to be able to get up to sculpture by the sea this year. I hope the funding cuts don’t affect it in coming years. It is a wonderful community art event. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by my blog and the opportunity to link up to Mystery case.
Jill, next time you are in town and you have a bit of time, I would love to catch up with you. I’ve only just discovered your blog and being relatively new to Perth (five years now), still have a lot to discover, especially down your way.
What fun pieces of art. I would love to see that. So sorry your town is facing budget issues to fund it again!
I think everyone is facing budget cuts at the moment. I believe Tourism WA have signed on for three years, so that’s a good sign.
Amazing event! The beach being a perfect place to exhibit these beauties and my fave is the dancing couple. Stunning!
It certainly is the perfect location, especially at this time of year with the weather almost perfect.
Such a great event. I love the tree how great is that.
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Seems like a great event, I like all the different sculptures, not to mention the beach is lovely.
It certainly is a great event.
Absolutely loving the artwork on the beach idea! The ball and chain is one of my favorite. But the baby…….creepy. I’m sending you an email soon. I had a bright idea! Talk to you soon!
Can’t wait to hear your bright idea. Popping over to your blog soon. I’m still having a lot of time out at the moment.
Great photos Ms Case!! I would love to go to the sculpture by the sea they do in Sydney.
The birds are my fave!!
I must try and grab a complete photo of all the birds.
That look stunning. The tree is awesome.
Thanks for linking up to WW.
One of my favourite events here in Perth Trish. I really must feature you and your WW link up here on the blog Trish.
I am ashamed to say that I have never been to Sculptures by the Sea, neither when living in Sydney or Perth. Man, I have got to get to them one year!
I didn’t manage the Bondi one when we lived at Crows Nest either. You must put this on your agenda when you are back in Perth. I insist. Also I have a couple of movie giveaways coming up, so keep an eye out.
The tree ended up winning one of the scholarship prizes.
Wow, incredible shots! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
Thanks Jessica. I’m hoping to head back again soon for more.
Wonderful photos Raych – those sculptures are amazing!
Thanks Kirsty. I’ve had so much fun getting my camera out with this event.
They are all amazing, am not sure if I could pick a favourite but the burnt out tree intrigues me! Artists in general intrigue me!!
The burnt out tree actually won the scholarship prize. I was hoping to catch up with the artist but he didn’t actually attend the event.