Local, regional, interstate, and international artists are invited to enter the 2023 Brighton Jetty Sculptures Exhibition.

Indoor and outdoor sculptures are eligible for entry.  The exhibition can accommodate both large and small sculptures; however, when artists are submitting entries, they are required to consider safety, ease of installation, de-installation, and the public environment.


Exhibition Dates

Wednesday 18 January to Sunday 29 January 2023

Winners will be announced at the Official Opening

Exhibition Locations

Indoor sculptures will be displayed in Bindarra Reserve marquees

  • Marquee1 for work previously displayed upstairs in BSLSC
  • Marquee 2 for larger indoor works and Relief/Wall-hung sculptures

Outdoor locations

  • Bindarra Reserve, corner of Bindarra Road and Brighton Esplanade
  • ‘Sculptures Walk’ along Brighton Esplanade, between, Beach Road and Dunluce Ave


Outdoor sculptures must be suitable for outdoor public display and be able to withstand the environment e.g., sun, wind, rain, sea spray, inquisitive children, and people.

Exhibition Awards

  • Outdoor Prize - $6000
  • Outdoor Runner Up - $2500
  • Indoor Prize - $4000
  • Indoor Runner Up - $1500
  • Relief/Wall-hung Sculpture - $1000
  • Environmental Awareness - $1500
  • Young Artist (10 – 17 years) - $500

Entry Fees

18 + years inclusive

  • $40 first entry (single entry)
  • $30 for second and third entry

Young Artist (10 – 17 years)

  • $20 first entry
  • Free entry for second and third entries
  • Entries that include multiple pieces will incur a $40 entry fee and $12 for each additional piece (Maximum 15 pieces)

NB A ‘multiple’ sculpture entered as one entry, will not be able to be sold individually.

EXAMPLE: A set of 5 fish will be sold as one item.  If fish are for sale separately, one fish will incur a $40 entry fee and $12 will apply for each additional fish.  Extra pieces that are commissioned during the exhibition will also incur a fee of $12 each.  There is a limit of 15 pieces in a multiple entry.

Each item must be clearly and individually priced, numbered and labelled by the artist at installation.

Please indicate on the Entry Form if you will take commissions for subsequent sculptures ordered.

Close of Entries

Entries close at midnight on Saturday 29 October 2022

The Entry Form together with the fee/s and images must be received by midnight on the closing date.  Please note a change in entry fees.

PLEASE NOTE: entry fees are non-refundable regardless of whether an artwork is selected.

Method of Payment

  • No cash payments can be made
  • Mastercard and Visa payment will be accepted

Conditions of Entry

All entries will be subject to a pre-selection process by a curatorial panel.  The panel will determine the inclusion of artworks for the 2023 exhibition.

  • Click on the Entry Form tab to enter. This must be completed in full, and free from errors, as details will be used on the display tiles
  • Any entry form that is incomplete may be rejected or reviewed for clarification
  • All artworks selected for the 2023 exhibition will be photographed and may be used in future marketing or promotional material by the Brighton Jetty Sculptures Committee and/or the City of Holdfast Bay
  • Late entries will not be accepted
  • All sculptures must be the original work of the artist and completed within the past 2 years (24 months)
  • All sculptures must be for sale
  • Each artist is limited to a maximum of three (3) entries (see above for fees)
  • An artist can enter the same sculpture every 3 years, but it will not be considered for judging. E.g., 2020 and then in 2024. However, the Head Curator has the final decision on whether the sculpture will be accepted for exhibit.

To enter the event please complete the registration form. If you have any questions regarding you entry please read the curators notes.

Notification of acceptance/exclusion will be emailed in early December. If you do not receive an email by mid-December, email the Artist Registrar. 


  • Artists are required to consider any risk to public safety and the environment that could be caused by the installation and removal of their sculpture, the ability of their work to withstand the elements; and any impact on inquisitive children and the general public;
  • On installation and removal of outdoor sculptures, all artists are required to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Payment for works sold will be made by the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club treasurer following the event using the bank details provided on the entry form

  • A commission of 30% from the sale of each sculpture will be retained by the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club
  • The sale price stated on the entry form is to remain firm. Negotiations on price may be possible at the end of the exhibition if the sculpture has not been sold, however, this may only be actioned with the artist through a BJS committee member
  • Payment will be made no sooner than 40 days after the exhibition has closed.
  • Please contact the BJS Secretary info@brightonjettysculptures.com if you have not received payment by mid-March
  • Ensure bank account details on the entry form are accurate as money from sales will be paid into this account
  • Incorrect details may lead to late payment
  • It is not the policy of the committee to pass on contact details of submitting artists without the permission of the artist
  • The committee reserves the right to take a 30% deposit for sculptures that have been commissioned as a result of the Brighton Jetty Sculptures Exhibition