Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; Science

    Sculptures by the Sea takes shape in Cottesloe

    3/03/2023 8:05 AM
    • Sculptures by the Sea opens in Cottesloe featuring more than 70 artists
    • The exhibition is one of WA's largest free public events
    • Annual outdoor art exhibition in its 19th year will run from 3-20 March 2023 

    Thousands of art and beach lovers will descend on Cottesloe today for the official start of Sculptures by the Sea.


    This year's exhibition features works by more than 70 artists including 24 international artists, from countries including the USA, Mexico, New Zealand and Ukraine, alongside 19 national and 28 talented West Australian creators.


    Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is supported by the WA Government, through Tourism WA and Lotterywest.


    Each year as part of Sculpture by the Sea, Tourism WA invites an artist from one of its 11 key international markets to show an exclusive artwork at the event.


    This year's artist is Japan's Takeshi Tanabe whose light artwork 'Between Sky and Earth (Exchanging Messages)' will light up the exhibition. Perfectly placed at the end of the groyne at Cottesloe Beach, the artwork will beam upward just as day turns to night - and the WA sky unveils one of its iconic sunsets.


    Japan is a priority tourism market for WA, with nearly 40,000 Japanese visitors injecting around $71 million into the WA economy in 2019. All Nippon Airways will resume flights three times a week between Tokyo and Perth later this year.


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:


    "What a perfect way to start the long weekend with Sculptures by the Sea once again captivating young and old alike on the Cottesloe foreshore.


    "This is another major event with an international reputation which the McGowan Government is proud to support. It is a truly international event with 24 artists coming from overseas to share their inspirations with Western Australians.


    "We are proud to host Japanese artist Takeshi Tanabe whose light artwork is going to add a new dimension to the Cottesloe groyne after the sun sets."


    Minister's office - 6552 6500