Sculpture by the Sea - CODAworx

Sculpture by the Sea

Submitted by Joy Brown

Client: Purple Roof Gallery and Agile Properties

Location: Sanya, China

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $1,000,000

Project Team

10 large bronze sculptures

Joy Brown

Joy Brown Studio

curation and consultation

Peter Zhou

Purple Roof Gallery


In 2017-2018, Sculpture by the Sea was an exhibition of ten large scale bronze figures by Joy Brown in the beach park of Clearwater Bay, Hainan Island, PRC.


The ten sculptures were exhibited inland in the park as well as on the shoreline to complement the natural beauty of the tropical plants and the wide open sea and sky. This exhibition, the first of it’s kind on the island, was a surprise and delight to the residents and visitors to the park.


Since 2009 I have been going to China a couple times a year to build this series of large scale bronze works in collaboration with Purple Roof Gallery and Atelier in Shanghai. This exhibition was curated by Purple Roof Gallery and myself.