Sculpture by the Sea happens from March 4, 2022… but let’s hope it beats Omicron to the WA coastline

We love art and sculpture. The more we see of it, the happier we are. That’s why we love it when Sculpture by the Sea comes round each summer to the Perth coastal suburb of Cottesloe.

The annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition will return on the 4th of March for its 18th year, seeing the crystal sands of Cottesloe Beach transform into a fabulous outdoor gallery of sorts.

Over 70 artists from 12 countries will showcase their work across the 18-day exhibition, including sculptors from Japan, the Czech Republic, France, Singapore, India, Mexico, Norway and Taiwan.

Thirty two sculptors from Western Australia will showcase the State’s wealth of artistic talent, accompanied by interstate artists from New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. 

Sculpture is set to be one of Perth’s largest free public events for 2022. Last year it attracted an estimated 220,000 visitors to explore the art.

Organisers have promised that “a COVID Event Plan [will be] in place” but at this stage the logistics of this have not been revealed. How to control contact and proximity on a beach if there’s a wave of Omicron in WA this summer? Fingers crossed there isn’t.

Antonino Tati

Sculpture by the Sea will run from 4-21 March, 2022.

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