It was wonderful to spend part of International Women’s Day at Sculpture by the Sea amongst the work of some truly amazing women. If my counting is correct 25 women were involved in the 73 works on display, which equates to about a third of the artists. While you might wish that there were an equal number of male and female artists, this number roughly correlates with the percentage of entries that the exhibition receives from women artists.
Sculpture by the Sea is an inclusive and diverse exhibition and welcomes work from both traditional media as well as more unconventional sculptural forms. It is up to us all to encourage the women artists we know to enter this exhibition and have their work seen and their messages heard. The entries are currently open for Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2018 so get to it!
One of the greatest gifts Sculpture by the Sea has given me over the last 6 years is the chance to meet some of the most fabulous artists from around the world as well as closer to home and I am so grateful for my ever growing group of art friends, both in person and online.
I am going to try and tag all the amazing women artists I know in the comments section. It will take me a while so please don't be upset if I haven’t yet got to your name – just jump in and add some yourself.
I love you all and thank you for your wisdom, your support, your fabulous humour , your tears, your hands, your hearts and your glorious faces.
I know I do spend most of my time in my ivory tower at the top of the house at the top of the hill but I am not sure how I missed knowing about SeeSaw Mag - which describes itself as Western Australia's Art Playground and is chock full of arts related stuff. I am looking forward to having a good read when I finish all this driving to the beach...