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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 vision of  Sculpture By The Bay is to be inclusive, to encourage more and more people to express themselves through sculptural works that are relatable, tell a story, and are accessible to those that appreciate the art.

The objective 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.

Click here to view a map of the Dunsborough Sculpture Trail.

The inaugural 2019 Small Sculpture Prize has provided artists the opportunity to exhibit smaller works created with a wider range of media.

The event commenced in 2010 with just 12 artworks on display, and grew to 50 outside sculptures, and 34 small inside sculptures for the March Long Weekend in 2020.

Sculpture by the Bay and the Dunsborough Arts Festival 2020 are coordinated entirely by local volunteers of the Dunsborough Progress Association. Bringing community together.

Public participation grows each year with in excess of 10,000 people estimated to have viewed the art in March 2019.

As well, the local community wholeheartedly supports the event with many volunteering to assist before and during the display.

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Dunsborough Arts Festival 2020 | Sculpture by the Bay & Small Sculpture Prize Awards

Entries

Entries open 1 Sept 2020

Entries close  30 Nov 2020

Sculpture by the Bay is committed
to moving forward with the planning
process for the 2021 event.

The organising committee will follow
all State and Federal Health guidelines
regarding Covid-19.

SCULPTURE BY THE BAY ENTRY FORM
SMALL SCULPTURE PRIZE ENTRY FORM
Evanescent by Ruth Acton. Joint Happs Award Winner

Terms & Conditions

SCULPTURE BY THE BAY TERMS & CONDITIONS
SMALL SCULPTURE PRIZE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Sculpture by the Bay Awards

Sculpture By the Bay Sponsors generously contribute awards for the best sculptures entered in each category as follows.

$3,000 Dianne Laurance Sculpture Award – Judged on its artistic merits.

$5,000 City of Busselton Acquisitive Award – Judged on the criteria set out by the The City of Busselton, to suit the location of the Dunsborough Sculpture Trail.

$1,000  Happs Wines Emerging Artist AwardFor a work by an artist who has not previously exhibited their work publicly in a competitive exhibition. Sponsors’ discretion to split the award.

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

$1,000 Christian Fletcher Environmental AwardJudged on the strength of its environmental message.

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

$500 Nature’s Atelier Children’s Choice Award
For a work judged by children aged 16 or under, to be the most popular piece of the exhibition, awarded on the final day of the exhibition.
One each $25 gift voucher will also be presented to 2 individual children named on two randomly drawn voting slips.

$500 Dianne Laurance Artists of the Future Award – School entries.

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Small Sculpture Prize Awards

Small Sculpture Prize Sponsors generously contribute awards for the best sculptures in each category as follows.

$1,500 Small Sculpture Prize  – for a work judged on its sculptural excellence as best in exhibition. (There is the opportunity for a new Sponsor of this Prize – Enquiries contact SBB)

$1,000 Special Commendation Prize – for a work of  outstanding merit (There is the opportunity for a new Sponsor of this Prize – Enquiries contact SBB)

$500 Christian Fletcher GallerySSP People’s Choice Award – for a work judged by the Public to be the most popular piece of the exhibition, awarded on the final day of the exhibition. 

If you are interested in becoming a Small Sculpture Prize Sponsor please contact the event coordinators at admin@sculpturebythebay.com.au

Sculpture by the Bay wish to thank Christian Fletcher Gallery for kindly offering their gallery space as an exhibition venue for the Small Sculpture Prize

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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 our sponsors continued commitment to Sculpture by the Bay it would not be possible for the event to be the success it is.

If you, or your business, would be interested in sponsoring an award at either Sculpture by the Bay, or the Small Sculpture Prize, please read the linked Sponsorship Program document and contact the organising committee at media@sculpturebythebay.com.au

Sponsorship has grown and the Committee are extremely grateful to the following sponsors for their support:

Sculpture by the Bay Sponsors

Dianne Laurance

Erl & Ros Happ of Happs Wines on Commonage Road

Mike & Gillian McAuliffe of Braeco Sales, Osborne Park

Joe White & Ben Jecks of JMW Real Estate in Dunsborough

Gillian McAuliffe of Nature’s Atelier in Vasse

The City of Busselton

Christian & Jenny Fletcher of Christian Fletcher Gallery in Dunsborough

Small Sculpture Prize Sponsors

Christian & Jenny Fletcher of Christian Fletcher Gallery in Dunsborough

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
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Dunsborough Arts Festival 2021

Starting from a small half day event in 2001 it has grown into a huge celebration of arts and culture. There will be local music at the evening concerts on Saturday and Sunday, Dunsborough X Factor youth talent show and an art market on Sunday, circus, drumming and bellydancing workshops and artwork by the Dunsborough Art Society and much more across the weekend!

You can find out more about the Dunsborough Arts Festival 2021 on the Dunsborough Progress Association website.

www.dunsboroughprogress.com.au

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