Line drawn in the sand
ORGANISERS of Cottesloe’s popular Sculpture by the Sea exhibition are railing against a push to shift the world-renowned event to Scarborough.
A letter has been circulated by organisers accusing Premier Mark Mcgowan of telling them to relocate the artistic display up the road.
“For reasons we do not understand, since the middle of last year the Premier has been urging us to move the exhibition to Scarborough beach,” the letter said.
Sculpture by the Sea’s founding director David Handley warned last year that the event, which takes about $2.3 million to run, would struggle to continue without new funding sources after the loss of a major sponsor.
Minister for Culture and Arts David Templeman said if the organisers were struggling to find additional sponsorship to hold the event in Cottesloe, they should look at other venues.
Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said it was “extremely interested” in a potential partnership to hold the event.