From Studio to Clifftop: Insights Into the Artists and Process Behind Sculpture by the Sea

From Studio to Clifftop: Insights Into the Artists and Process Behind Sculpture by the Sea
29 May 2016
15:00 - 17:00
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, Level 6 Terrace Entrance (Circular Quay West Side), Sydney NSW 2000

Twenty years on and Sculpture by the Sea continues to push the boundaries of public art and its engagement with the public, drawing a diverse audience from across Australia.

Committed to offering a platform for up-and-coming and established artists, the exhibition has helped to inspire, shape and champion sculpture as an art form in Australia, not to mention put a lot of smiles on people’s faces. 

But what's involved in making this large scale public exhibition happen? 
From the artist studio to the clifftop – what are the key steps?
How do you curate an exhibition in such an exposed environment?
How do you raise the funds to balance the books for a free-to-the public event?

Hear from contributing artists,  two of which have been recipients of the prestigious Helen Lempriere Scholarships, as they discuss their practice and share their favourite and influential sculptures by other artists from the past two decades. Gain insights from contributing curators and producers into what it takes to create and sustain one of the world’s largest public art exhibitions.

Who is this for?
Artists, producers, curators, arts enthusiasts and arts administrators interested in working on outdoor public exhibitions or events, or for those who just love Sculpture by the Sea – come and find out how and why the exhibition will be around for another twenty years.

Lucy Humphrey and Dale Miles – previously exhibited artists and Helen Lempriere Scholarship Recipients
Margarita Sampson – exhibited ten times since Sculpture by the Sea's inception
David Handley AM - Founding Director
Dr Michael Hill - Curatorial Panel member and Head of Art History & Theory, National Art School, Sydney

This event is presented by Sculpture by the Sea.

Image credit: Norton Flavel, Dust, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015. Photo: J Wyld


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