Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023

Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023 are now open and close on Monday 15 August 2022.

Expression of Interest

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 15, 2022


Western Australia


Visual Arts

Please read our Terms and Conditions before beginning your application.


  • An estimated 200,000 visitors over 3 weeks
  • Strong sculpture sales
  • Open to artists, from senior through to emerging artists alike
  • Over 70 sculptures by Australian and international artists


Each year the Sculpture by the Sea team work hard to generate artist awards and subsidies for exhibiting artists, many of which are finalised throughout the year. Awards and subsidies confirmed to date for 2023:

  • The Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Artists Award of $30,000 with thanks to Minderoo Foundation;
  • The Mostyn Family Foundation Artist Subsidy of $5,000 for an International Artist;
  • EY People’s Choice Prize of $5,000;
  • Kids’ Choice Prize of $2,000;
  • Assistance for all artists for reasonable use of install and deinstall Site Crew and heavy equipment.
  • Australian Artists Only: An Artist Cost Contribution of up to $4,500 to Australian Artists who exhibit in both Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and ‘Sculpture Inside’ Cottesloe 2023, and who do not otherwise earn a minimum of $6,500 from the exhibition, with thanks to the Australian Federal Government’s RISE Fund for the Arts.


Announcing the Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023 Curatorial Panel Members:

  • Olga Cironis – Artist
  • Dr Bruce Slatter – Artist & Deputy Head of School, Discipline Lead of Creative Arts, School of Media, Creative Arts & Social Inquiry (MCASI), Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University
  • Professor Ted Snell AM CitWA – Honorary Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University
  • Ashley Yihsin Chang – Art On The Move Board Member, Taiwanese Curator & Culture Exchange Program Facilitator (Perth, WA)


  • Before beginning your application please read our Terms and Conditions
  • For an example of the information that we are requesting in the online form, please click here
  • Please click the button below to begin your online application


Deadline – Monday 15 August 2022, 11.59 pm Australian Western Standard Time.

For more information, visit Sculpture by the Sea

Image: Stephanie De Biasi & Carolina Arsenii WA ‘Fossil’. Recipients of The WA Sculptor Scholarship at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022. Photo Richard Watson