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

$3,000 Dianne Laurance Open Award – Judged on its artistic merits as the Best Public Sculpture.

$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 Award – For 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.

$1000  Christian Fletcher Environmental Award – Judged on the strength of its environmental message.

$500 JMW Real Estate 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.

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


Sculpture by the Bay Exhibition is held on the March Long Weekend

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2021 SBB Terms and Conditions, City of Busselton Acquisitive Prize Public Artworks Guidelines, and the SBB Online Entry Form are currently being revised and will be updated by 10 August 2020.