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Sculpture by the Sea 2014

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Where the sand meets the sea meets the huge display of art
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Sculpture by the Sea, the world's largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition that is free to the public. The event captures the creativity of over 70 local, interstate and international artists every year, featuring all kinds of sculptures that aim to start conversations and make the observer more appreciative of art.

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Home to some of the best beaches and sunsets, Perth hosts the public exhibition each year and transforms the iconic Cottesloe Beach into a unique international sculpture park overlooking the beauty of the Indian Ocean. This annual event is extremely popular and a much loved exhibition, attracting over 200,000 visitors last year to the shores of Cottesloe.

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Sculpture Inside
The outdoor sculptures on display are also for sale, with proceeds going to the artists and to help continue the ongoing success of the exhibition as it is run by a not-for-profit organisation. Concurrent to Sculpture by the Sea, there is also an exhibition of smaller scale contemporary artwork in the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club called 'Sculpture Inside'. This indoor exhibition is popular and offers the general public the opportunity to purchase artwork by both emerging and established artists from the local and international community. For more information about 'Sculpture Inside', visit the website.

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Photo Competition
In the lead up to the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea, the Town of Cottesloe is holding an exciting SxS Cottesloe Collection photo competition in conjunction with the outdoor exhibition. The town invites the public to take photographs of the eleven sculptures it has acquired from previous Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions and another piece of artwork gifted by a local resident. Together, these sculptures make up a permanent art installation that is to become a permanent public display in the town. The competition runs from 24 January to 5 February and involves downloading the photo sharing app Instagram. For prizes, terms and conditions and more information on how to enter, visit the website.

If you would like to be involved in other ways, the city of Cottesloe is always looking for volunteers to help with the running of the event. Visit the website to get involved with this project.

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Planning your trip
Make use of Cottesloe's free shuttle bus service, the Cott Cat, running between Cottesloe train station and the beachfront where Sculpture by the Sea is held. During the exhibition, the shuttle bus connects with every train from the Cottesloe train station and returns to the station every 15 minutes. Catch the Perth to Fremantle train line between 10:30am to 5:00pm daily to use this free transportation option to get to the exhibition.

When planning your day to Sculpture by the Sea, take into consideration that the exhibition has an estimated attendance in excess of 215,000 people and that the majority of the crowds will be on the weekends. Plan in advance and remember to look in every direction during your visit - expect the unexpected!

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Why? Because it's the world's largest free art exhibition
Phone: 61 2 8399 0233
Where: Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Since the sculptures are for sale, I assume new sculptures are put up every now and then to replace them. It must be interesting to pay a second visit and find the art has changed.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12492) 2141 days ago
Love this. Disabled access and taking photos. Brilliant set up. Thanks
by Kaper (score: 0|2) 2106 days ago
were does one park without getting a ticket
by andre (score: 0|2) 2102 days ago
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