Record entries for annual beachside art show

The competition features works from talented artists around the State, displayed on the Dunsborough foreshore over the March long weekend.
The competition features works from talented artists around the State, displayed on the Dunsborough foreshore over the March long weekend.

More corporate interest is being encouraged in the Sculpture by the Bay competition, held over the March Long Weekend as part of the annual Dunsborough Arts Festival.

Coordinator Vicky Small said 'Sculpture by the Bay' had become one of the most important calendar events for sculpture competition in WA, with high quality work from artists around the State.

This year's competition promises to be one of our best, with a record 86 entries received from artists in more than 60 Perth and regional areas.

"This year's competition promises to be one of our best, with a record 86 entries received from artists in more than 60 Perth and regional areas.

"They range from large scale works that will be displayed outdoors along the foreshore and in Seymour Park, and small sculptures that will be viewed at the Christian Fletcher Gallery."

March art: A record 86 entries were received from artists in more than 60 Perth and regional areas for the next Sculpture By The Bay competition. Photos: Supplied

March art: A record 86 entries were received from artists in more than 60 Perth and regional areas for the next Sculpture By The Bay competition. Photos: Supplied

Ms Small said most of the works would be for sale and many large scale entries were suitable for public and corporate open spaces.

"The biggest contingent is from the South West, but there is also a very strong showing of interest from Perth and other major regional centres," she said.

"Sculptures this year will range in price from $1000 to $42,000, and include both small and larger works that will appeal to a broad audience."

Last year, the competition attracted more than 7,000 people.

For more information, visit www.sculpturebythebay.com.au/