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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe

Perth’s brilliant beach side exhibition returns for its 15th installment in 2019, from 1 - 18 March.

As if you needed any extra incentive to visit the gorgeous Cottesloe Beach, Perth’s favourite strip of sand is about to be transformed into an outdoor art gallery for 18 glorious days this March. More than a quarter of a million people will flock to the installation, which stretched from North Cottesloe to the sea wall and surrounding lawn. Smaller works that can be purchased by the public are displayed at the Sculpture Inside Marquee tent. 

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Sculpture by the Sea began in Bondi in 1997 and made its way across the Nullarbor in 2005, and has been held annually ever since. This year there'll be 73 artists from 18 countries including Australia descending on Perth’s most famous beach, using the Indian Ocean as the backdrop for their weird and wonderful creations.

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Regular trains to Cottesloe depart Perth station (19 minutes), right next door to Perth City YHA, and Fremantle station (9 minutes), just a 10-minute stroll from Fremantle Prison YHA.

Learn more at the Sculpture by the Sea website

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