Sculptures by the Sea

With the wonderful Sculptures by the School returning very soon, Mrs Cockerill is encouraging our community to get inspired at the 20th Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach – which opens on Friday 1 March. You have until Monday 18 March to get down, enjoy the fresh air of Cottesloe, and soak up the many examples of unique and thought-provoking work. Please take photos to share in art class, as it is always so inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining.

For more information on the event see below or visit the Sculptures by the Sea website.

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2024
Opening Soon!


The countdown is on for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2024, which opens next week.

In this newsletter, we share information on the new and engaging participatory work by Tourism WA Invited Aboriginal Artist, Nyoongar woman Sharyn Egan. As the exhibition nears we also share our tips to plan for your trip to Cottesloe Beach and provide you with some great places to visit while you’re there and continue to share some of our favourite photos from the past 20 years of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.

To celebrate the 20th Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Tourism WA and Sculpture by the Sea are excited to announce a new Aboriginal Artistic Program to bring the oldest living culture on earth together with the spectacular landscapes of one of Western Australia’s most popular beaches, offering a rich and unique cultural experience to the 250,000 local, interstate and international visitors to the exhibition.

Acclaimed Western Australian artist, Nyoongar woman Sharyn Egan has been named as the 2024 Tourism WA Invited Aboriginal Artist, returning to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe for the 6th time with a major piece of public engaging participatory art, ‘Balga Boola – Bigsmob Balga’, with performances will taking place on the first and last Fridays of the exhibition at sunset.

During the exhibition, Sharyn will lead weaving workshops for the visiting public and school groups who will work alongside Sharyn learning contemporary weaving techniques to create the sprouting woven fronds of the Balga trees. The work is progressive and ‘Balga Boola – Bigsmob Balga’ will grow throughout the duration of the exhibition into a visually spectacular field of Balga trees sprouting the woven fronds. The interactive program will teach and celebrate contemporary weaving techniques through Aboriginal storytelling and art. Sharyn will work with students from Guilford Grammar in the lead up to the exhibition to create the initial Balga trees. Once the exhibition begins on 1 March the visiting public are invited to join Sharyn to continue to weave the fronds on the Balga trees.