High Perth interest in Dunsborough Sculpture by the Bay

A strong contingent of Perth artists, including many from the Western Suburbs, have entered the Dunsborough Sculpture by the Bay competition, held as part of the annual Dunsborough Arts Festival over the March Long Weekend.

The Festival attracts crowds of around 10,000 people.  This year it celebrates its 20th Anniversary, featuring a record number of almost 90 entries for its renowned Sculpture competition, including 50 large works, and 38 small works. 

Organiser Chris Harding said the annual competition mainly focused on Western Australian artists.

“We do have one entrant Corinne Berset from France, but she regularly stays in Nedlands when working in Australia,” Mr Harding said.

Mount Claremont ceramicist Lily Mercer, whose work is displayed in Kings Park, is a regular entrant. 

“This will be my fifth year with this fabulously run exhibition. I love that local West Australian artists are given the chance to showcase their creations,” she said.

Lily works to raise awareness of Australian flora and fauna through her business ‘Potteroo’ and her art.