Sculpture by the Sea Greek Artist receives Mayoral Award

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Greek artist Leda Alexopoulou, one of the international artists selected to participate in this year's prestigious Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Bondi, Sydney, Australia, was awarded the Waverley Council Mayor’s Award of $5,000 for her bronze sculpture Keep Walking.

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Leda Alexopoulou with Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos during the award presentation.

 

Additionally, Alexopoulou will also receive funding support through the Greek Artist Program for Sculpture by the Sea, an initiative of Mayor Paula Masselos in liaison with Sculpture by The Sea, under the aegis and coordination of the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney, to showcase Greek artistic talent and to contribute to helping Greece’s position in the global arts world.

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Mr Yannis Mallikourtis, Consul General of Greece in Sydney and artist Leda Alexopoulou

 

 

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" We are thrilled the Greek Supporters of Sydney, supported by Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Yannis Mallikourtis and his office, are willing and able to again support this very important Greek Artist Subsidy in 2023 through our not-for-profit organisation," said a spokesperson for  Sculpture by The Sea.

The 25th Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is officially underway, with Chris Minns, Premier of NSW, opening the exhibition last Friday. The world’s largest free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition features over 100 sculptures and artworks along the spectacular 2km coastal walk, with 450,000 people expected to visit over the next 18 days.

Premier of NSW Chris Minns said:

“My Government is proud to support the 25th exhibition of the iconic Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.

“Up to 500,000 visitors from across Sydney and the world are drawn to the arts festival each year, providing a boost to the NSW economy.

“I encourage everyone who appreciates art and our beautiful coast to explore Sculpture by the Sea this year.”

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Founding CEO & Artistic Director, David Handley said: “Thank you to the people of Sydney for visiting Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi since 1997. It has been wonderful to work with 1,233 artists from 51 countries around the world to create the 25 exhibitions that have been viewed by tens of millions of visitors since it began as a one day exhibition. Huge congratulations to John Petrie for this career-defining artwork, which has received the $100,000 Aqualand Sculpture Award. It has been great having John on the journey with us since he exhibited in the first exhibition. We could not be happier for him. We now invite Sydney to celebrate this year’s exhibition.”

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, runs until Monday 6 November 2023. For more information and full program, visit www.sculpturebythesea.com for details.

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Leda Alexopoulou speaking about her Sculpture in Sydney Australia 2023.


ABOUT LEDA ALEXOPOULOU - BIO

Leda Alexopoulou was born in Athens (Greece) in 1972. She studied at both the Athens Schools of Economics and Business (1996) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (2004). She has a Marketing and Management diploma and Painting diploma with honors from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. In 2002, she completed a semester with the EU’s Erasmus exchange program at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin (Germany). Currently, she is back In the Athens School of Fine Arts and studies Sculpture.

Leda has exhibited her work in both group and solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 2005 she was awarded as one of the six highest-graded graduating students of the Fine Art School for the year 2004. An exhibition of all six graduators took place in the Benaki Museum Peireos Str., sponsored by Eurobank and curated by Mrs Nelli Misirli (former curator of the National Gallery of Greece). With her work showcasing her sensitivity towards the environmental crisis, she was invited by the Goethe Institute to participate in a Forum in Croatia under the title ‘On the brink of the next social revolution’, Forum for Creative Minds (March 2011, Zagreb, June 2010, Art Radionica Lazareti (ARL) / Cultural Center Art Workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik). In 2021, she participated and was awarded as one of the finalists at Larnaca Biennale (Cyprus). Her Land Art work A piece of Greece was exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia (October-November 2022).

Web site: ledaalexopoulou.com

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