Sponsors

Sponsorship of awards for both exhibitions is provided by individual community members, and local businesses who have a strong belief in the importance of the event for the community, as well as supporting artists in their creative endeavours. Without their commitment it would not be possible for the event to be so successful.  We proudly provide 100% of sponsorship prize money to the winning Artists.

Sponsors

Sponsorship of awards for both exhibitions is provided by individual community members, and local businesses who have a strong belief in the importance of the event for the community, as well as supporting artists in their creative endeavours. Without their commitment it would not be possible for the event to be so successful.  We proudly provide 100% of sponsorship prize money to the winning Artists.

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Sculpture by the Bay - Sponsors - Braeco
Sculpture by the Bay - Sponsors - Christian Fletcher Gallery
Sculpture by the Bay - Sponsors - Happs Wines
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La Lah Cafe

Sculpture by the Bay

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Small Sculpture Prize

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 Sculpture by the Bay 2025
1 to 3 March

Entries open 2 September 2024
Entries close 30 November 2024

Held in the iconic location of Dunsborough and overlooking the crystal waters of Geographe Bay, Sculpture by the Bay is held annually over the March long weekend.  From its start in 2010 the event has grown each year.  It now attracts over 10,000 visitors and much goodwill in the community.

The success of Sculpture by the Bay led to the introduction of the Small Sculpture Prize in 2019 at the Christine Fletcher Gallery.  Viewing the small art alongside Christian Fletcher’s photography in a modern gallery is a different experience to the larger works.  Its popularity with artists and visitors has also grown since its inception.  Between both events thee are about 100 works on display.

Sculpture by the Bay Committee is coordinated entirely by local volunteers and come under the auspices of the Dunsborough Progress Association.  The aim of the committee is to foster interest in Public artwork, provide a venue for artists of outdoor works to exhibit, and in particular, to develop a Sculpture Trail within the Dunsborough area. The City of Busselton sponsors an Acquisitive Prize annually and each year the winner is installed on the Sculpture Trail.
Click here to view a map of the Dunsborough Sculpture Trail.

Volunteers are the backbone of being able to hold a successful event  and without the artists giving of their time to help, along with a large number of community members who put up their hand, it would not be possible to bring this event to the community. 

The event is held in conjunction with the Dunsborough Arts Festival, so it is a jam-packed weekend of free fun and enjoyment.

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 Sculpture by the Bay 2025
1 to 3 March

Entries open 2 September 2024
Entries close 30 November 2024

For just three days each March long weekend the Dunsborough Foreshore at the end of Dunn Bay Road is transformed, as artists provide a visual display of outdoor sculptural works for all to enjoy.  The event commenced in 2010 with just 12 artworks on display, and grew to more than 50 outside sculptures, and 38 small inside sculptures for the March Long Weekend in 2021.

Sculpture by the Bay is coordinated entirely by local volunteers of the Dunsborough Progress Association. Bringing community together.  Their purpose is to; foster interest in Public artwork, to provide a venue for artists of outdoor works to exhibit, and in particular, to develop a Sculpture Trail within the Dunsborough area. The inaugural 2019 Small Sculpture Prize has given artists the opportunity to exhibit smaller works created with a wider range of media.

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Sculpture by the Bay 2025
1 to 3 March

Entries open 2 September  2024
Entries close 30 November 2024

For just three days each March long weekend the Dunsborough Foreshore at the end of Dunn Bay Road is transformed, as artists provide a visual display of outdoor sculptural works for all to enjoy.  The event commenced in 2010 with just 12 artworks on display, and grew to more than 50 outside sculptures, and 38 small inside sculptures for the March Long Weekend in 2021.

Sculpture by the Bay is coordinated entirely by local volunteers of the Dunsborough Progress Association. Bringing community together.  Their purpose is to; foster interest in Public artwork, to provide a venue for artists of outdoor works to exhibit, and in particular, to develop a Sculpture Trail within the Dunsborough area. The inaugural 2019 Small Sculpture Prize has given artists the opportunity to exhibit smaller works created with a wider range of media.

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Sculpture by the Bay Awards

City of Busselton Acquisitive Award $10,000 for a work judged on the criteria set out by the City of Busselton and suited to location on the Dunsborough Sculpture Trail.

Sculpture By the Bay Most Outstanding Exhibit Award $5,000 – for a work judged independently on its artistic merits.

Braeco Sales Darn Art Recycling Award $1,500 and Commendation Award $500 –  for a work judged on sculptural merit and constructed from more than 60% by volume recycled material.

Christian Fletcher Environmental Award $1,500 – for a work judged on the strength of its environmental message.

Private Properties Holiday Homes Award for Storytelling $1,500 –  for a work judged on the ability of the sculpture to tell the story behind the concept of the piece.

Happs Wines and Commonage Pottery and Gallery Emerging Artist Award – $1,000 plus $150 voucher to be used at Happs Wines or Commonage Pottery. For a work by an artist who has been exhibiting their work publicly in competitive exhibitions for five years or less but not won an award. Minimum age 16 yo at 30 June of year preceding the event.
Runner up 1 – $300 voucher to be used at Happs Wines or Commonage Pottery
Runner up 2- $150 voucher to be used at Happs Wines or Commonage Pottery

JMW Real Estate People’s Choice Award $500 –  for a work judged by the public to be the most popular piece of the exhibition.  A $50 gift voucher presented to a member of the public named on a randomly drawn electronic voting slip.

Nature’s Atelier Children’s Choice Award $500 – for a work judged by children aged under 16, to be the most popular piece of the exhibition. A $25 gift voucher presented to children named on two randomly drawn electronic voting slips.

Previous winners

Small Sculpture Prize Awards

Cape Constructions Small Sculpture Prize $1,500  – for a work judged on its sculptural excellence as best in exhibition

Exclusive Escapes Special Commendation Prize  $1,000 for a work of outstanding merit

Exclusive Escapes Encouragement Award $500 –  for a work displaying creativity and talent

Forest Products Commission Wood Sculpture Prize $1,500 for a work of outstanding merit that is constructed with minimum 75% timber

La Lah Café People’s Choice Award $500 – for a work judged by the Public to be the most popular piece of the exhibition. 

Previous winners

Sculpture by the Bay Awards

City of Busselton Acquisitive Award $10,000 – Judged on the criteria set out by the City of Busselton, to suit the location of the Dunsborough Sculpture Trail.

Sculpture By the Bay Most Outstanding Exhibit Award $5,000 – Judged independently on its artistic merits.

Braeco Sales DarnArt Award $1,500 and Commendation prize $500  – judged as a work of sculptural merit constructed from more than 60% by volume recycled material. Sponsors’ discretion to split the award.

Christian Fletcher Environmental Award  $1,500 – Judged on the strength of its environmental message.

Private Properties Holiday Homes Award for Storytelling  $1,500 – Judged on the ability of the sculpture to tell the story behind the concept of the piece.

Happs Wines and Commonage Pottery and Gallery Emerging Artist Award  $1,000 plus $150 voucher to be used at Happs Wines or Commonage Pottery for a work by an artist who has been exhibiting their work publicly in competitive exhibitions for 5 years or less but not won an award. Minimum age 16yo at 30 June of year preceding the event.
2nd Place $300 voucher to be used at Happs Wines or Commonage Pottery
3rd Place $150 voucher to be used at Happs Wines or Commonage Pottery

JMW Real Estate People’s Choice Award $500For a work judged by the Public to be the most popular piece of the exhibition.  A $50 gift voucher will also be presented to a member of the public named on a randomly drawn voting slip.

Nature’s Atelier Children’s Choice Award $500 –  For a work judged by Children aged under 16, to be the most popular piece of the exhibition. One each $25 gift voucher will also be presented to children named on two randomly drawn voting slips.

Previous winners

Small Sculpture Prize Awards

$1,500 Cape Constructions Small Sculpture Prize  for a work judged on its sculptural excellence as best in exhibition

$1,000 exclusive escapes Special Commendation Prize  for a work displaying creativity and talent

$500 exclusive escapes Encouragement Award  for a work of outstanding merit

$1,500 Forest Products Commission Wood Sculpture Prize  for a work of sculptural excellence with a minimum 75% wood

$500 La Lah Café – SSP People’s Choice Award  for a work judged by the Public to be the most popular piece of the exhibition

Previous winners