Sculpture at Bathers began in 2013 to tell the story of West Australian sculpture as a distinctively special practice.
After five successful free exhibitions in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2020 and 2022, Sculpture at Bathers is a much-loved part of WA’s arts calendar.
In 2021 Sculpture at Bathers secured funding from the Federal Government through RISE, the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand Fund, which has allowed for the payment of artist fees to successful artists for the first time and the engagement of paid professional staff who work closely with a committee of artists and volunteers.
We are a small not-for-profit organisation with a big heart, led by a dedicated group of artists, arts workers, volunteers and philanthropists.
A wide net is cast to ensure a dynamic mix of artists are exhibited, from those with a strong established reputation to fresh, emerging talent. Artists are invited to submit an artwork representing their best current practice. The result is the largest dedicated survey of West Australian contemporary sculpture.
Our location and its intimacy are unparalleled, allowing us to tap into the unique, historic atmosphere of Fremantle’s West End.
We want more people to live with great West Australian art! And we want our audience to have an unforgettable cultural experience.