Perth’s largest free to the public event, attracting an estimated 240,000 visitors, exploring the art and creating Perth’s own version of the Italian passeggiata with thousands of people wandering among the sculptures on Cottesloe Beach at sunset each evening.
This year, the Tourism WA Invited International Artist features one of the most important kinetic sculptors in the world, New Zealand sculptor Phil Price, who will exhibit for the first time at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, creating a new seven metre high kinetic work titled Ipomoea – which will surprise and delight audiences
Since 2000, Phil Price has developed a significant international reputation for his wind activated kinetic sculptures. He is regarded as one of the leading kinetic sculptors of his generation, with his work widely acknowledged for its breath taking beauty, evocation of the natural world and extraordinary design.
“I have never visited Western Australia so the opportunity to be the Tourism WA invited International Artist is very exciting and I am very much looking forward to sharing my work with the people of Western Australia, meeting the Sculpture by the Sea team, supporters and other artists,” said Price.
“It’s been a very enjoyable process the last few months with the development of Ipomoea as a concept and now created as a fully large scale kinetic sculpture. I’ll be very pleased to show this new work to a new audience in such an iconic city beach location.”
In 2019, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe will showcase 71 artists from 17 countries including works by some of WA’s leading sculptors: Anne Neil, Stephen Tepper, Alessandra Rossi, Miik Green, Ron Gomboc, Jennifer Cochrane, Tim Macfarlane Reid and Tony Davis, as well as leading emerging artists April Pine, Britt Mikkelsen and Jina Lee.
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe runs 1 -18 March 2019. For more information, visit: www.sculpturebythesea.com for details.
Image: Rebecca Rose, In Awe, 2018 – photo by Clyde Yee