Danai Nikolaidi Kotsaki, an award-winning Greek artist will be participating in this year’s popular Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, which takes place at Sydney’s iconic Bondi beach.
The talented Greek artist graduated from the prestigious School of Fine Arts of Athens and is the recipient of the inaugural $20,000 Greek Artist Program for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2019.
The program was developed in partnership with ‘The Hellenic Club Sydney’ and members of the Greek Australian community of Sydney on the initiative of Waverley Councillor and now Mayor of Waverley Council Ms Paula Masselos, under the aegis and coordination of the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney, in order to showcase Greek artistic talent and to contribute to helping Greece’s position in the global arts world.
Danai was born in Athens in 1992 and attended the Experimental Music High School and Lyceum of Pallini. She studied sculpture at the School of Fine Arts of Athens with Professor George Lappas and her work tackles primarily physicality and interaction. The installations and sculptures she creates are movable, invested with her own compositions and sound environments, sometimes producing sound themselves through motion and performance. The main material of her work is metal, but Danai also uses a wide range of other expressive means and techniques.
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, which celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year, returning to the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk from 24 October – 10 November 2019.
The iconic exhibition will see the coastline transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
As one of Sydney’s most beloved and photographed events, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi attracts approximately 450,000 visitors over the course of 18 days and signals the beginning of summer in Sydney.