About us

Sculpture at Bathers was created to bring exceptional exhibitions to WA

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.

AccessIbility

Wheelchair Access

Kidogo Arthouse, the Kelp Bar and the Bathers Beach boardwalk are all wheelchair accessible, and give good views of the works on the beach. One beach wheelchair is available for free hire from the Shipwrecks Museum on Cliff St. To book, call 9431 8469 or email reception@museum.wa.gov.au.

Special thanks

Photographers

Many thanks to Tegan Court, HQ Photography, Rebecca Mansell, Brodie Ellis, Naoto Hara, Roel Loopers and Chris Gosfield for the images on this site.

Our Team

In 2021, S@B secured a grant from RISE which allowed us to engage experienced arts professionals in paid roles to deliver our 2022 exhibition S@B5.

Sandra Murray – Artistic Director/ Lead Curator

Sandra is an independent art curator, consultant and artist mentor; clients include the Royal Agricultural Society of WA and Bankwest.

She has a depth of experience in working with artists, including directing and curating for art and museum institutions in WA and NSW and has worked in the public, corporate, not-for-profit, and private sectors.

She is the Artistic Director/Lead Curator for Sculpture at Bathers and has curated over 65 exhibitions. She has a passion for contemporary West Australian art and holds a BA Honours in Art History and Theory, and a Master of Philosophy.

Liz Cartell – Exhibition Coordinator

Graduating with a BA Honours in Design and a Diploma in Administration Liz’s experience encompasses project management in both the art and design sectors. Hands-on and versatile with a keen interest in space planning, her skill set supports successful delivery of large scale public art installations, exhibitions and events.

Liz has been involved with Sculpture at Bathers since its inception in 2013 coordinating site operations and logistics, liaising with artists and key stakeholders and contributing to the effective functioning of the Committee.

Aimee Dodds – Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Aimee is a recent university graduate and freelance arts writer for Art Almanac and Artist Profile. She has first class joint honours in History of Art and English and Cultural Studies from UWA.

Aimee has worked in key marketing roles including for Sculpture at Bathers, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of WA and FLUX Gallery Perth.

She is passionate about supporting emerging contemporary practice in the arts and in 2020 co-curated an exhibition of emerging WA artists at Artsource.

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