Coogee's neighbour Bondi will once again play host to Australia's largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculptures by the Sea. Between 24 October - 10 November 2019. Here you will be able to visit and appreciate artworks from over 100 local, national and international artists along the picturesque Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk.
Sydney Sculpture Conference
Coinciding with the 23rd annual exhibition of Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi the Sydney Sculpture Conference will explore the significance of site when creating, curating and commissioning sculpture. This year's event is expected to attract over half a million visitors over three weeks.
The conference will take place at the Art Gallery of NSW and will run from between 9am - approximately 5:15pm. Featured as part of the conference will be a special panel of international speakers will will exchange ideas and design concepts between some of this years leading artists. Tickets are also available for a guided walking tour of the event, through an optional day two. Meeting in Tamarama Park, you will be able to experience a run through of all artworks and their origin. The tour will be held the following Wednesday 30th October between 3pm and 4:30pm.
Subsidised Education Program at Sculptures by the Sea
The Education Program at Sculpture by the Sea will offer unique ‘out of classroom’ learning experience with a variety of guided tours, workshops, talk and professional development events.
Located at Tamarama on weekdays between select hours students can get the opportunity to meet and work with a professional exhibiting artist and explore the processes behind sculpture creation. Primary and Secondary colleges will also have the option to opt in to special focus tours, which will focus on an onsite educator guiding each group through the selected works. Artist Spotlight Talks will also be an option. Located in Tamara or Marks Park, a series of featured Q & A sessions will be conducted by two exhibiting artists. Students will be able to to then uncover their inspiration, context and relationship to their works. For more information on this years education program, please visit the Sculptures by the Sea website.
2019 Awards and Subsidies on Offer at Scuptures by the Sea
Submissions for the 2019 Sculptures by the Sea have now closed. Over 100 sculptures and overseas artists will be announced leading up to the events commencement in October. Featured awards and subsidies on offer range to support both local, interstate and international artists. Some of the most prolific include:
- Three Helen Lempriere Scholarships of $30,000 each open to Australian artists
- Two Clitheroe Foundation Mentorships of $15,000 for young emerging Australian artists
- The Wallace Foundation New Zealand Sculptor Award for a New Zealand artist increased to NZ$8,000
Key information around awards and subsidies can be found on the artist submissions page on the Sculptures by the Sea website.
Coogee Accommodation across Sculptures by the Sea
The coastal suburb of Coogee lies a short 10 minute walk from Tamarama and is the perfect place to spend to spend a night or two throughout the Sculpture by the Sea this year. Coogee will charm you with soft white sand, ocean pools, seaside parks and spectacular views.
Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach offers up to 20% off accommodation, with an additional 5% off and late checkout for IHG® Rewards Club members. on bookings made three days in advance. Pre Pay and Save when you book this spring season.