- New three-year deal signed for popular Cottesloe exhibition
- Supported by the State Government, through Tourism WA
- Attracts more than 200,000 attendees a year
The State Government has secured Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe until 2020 after signing a new three-year sponsorship deal with the exhibition's organisers.
Held at Perth's iconic Cottesloe Beach, the popular annual exhibition drew more than 200,000 visitors to this year's March event.
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is one of the biggest annual sculpture exhibitions in the world.
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said the free event had transformed Cottesloe Beach into an impressive outdoor art gallery over the past 13 years and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Mr Papalia said events such as Sculpture by the Sea formed an important part of the State Government's commitment to growing tourism numbers and creating tourism jobs.
Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:
"Sculpture by the Sea is one of Western Australia's favourite outdoor events and provides the perfect platform to showcase our spectacular coastline to the world.
"The exhibition features local, national and international artists, set in a stunning coastal location, which helps to raise the event profile and position WA as an attractive cultural destination.
"Events like Sculpture by the Sea are important because they add to the State's vibrancy and help attract visitors, which provides an important boost to the economy."