Sculpture By The Sea 2014

‘Sculpture by the Sea’ is an annual art exhibition that takes place along the beautiful coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama beach in Sydney. Started in 1997 by David Handley, Sculpture by the Sea has attracted thousands of people from all over the world to view spectacular creations made by Australian and overseas artists. The event is free and programmes are available for $10.

I was lucky enough to visit on Friday afternoon when the sun was shining and the crowds were in high spirits. Here are a few of my favourites.

 Overconsumption by Kerrie Argent


The Chase (2013) by Elyssa Sykes-Smith


Sisphus by George Andric (This sculpture reminds me of a giant slinky)


Thrown by Jane Gillings (I couldn’t resist trying this on)



Camel Country 14 by Koichi Ogino


The Wanderer (2013) by Sean Henry



The enormous frying pan located right in the middle of Tamarama Beach has been created by Ogilvy’s senior copywriter Andrew Hankin. Entitled ‘We’re fryin’ out here’  holds a message for one of their clients ‘SunSense’ with the aim of reminding people to be careful not to cook themselves in the sun this summer. Cool idea hey!


I didn’t catch all of the names of the artists behind each sculpture so please feel free to leave a comment if you know who they are.

4 Comments on “Sculpture By The Sea 2014

  1. Hiya PR Pixie,

    I am going today. Used to live at a share house in Coogee back in the day with some crazies and my love for it started then. Just checked out their twitter feed and they say it is going to be a scorcher! Love your coverage of Social Media Sydney BTW….It seems to be growing in size.

  2. These are fantastic! People always seem divided on opinion when it comes to sculptures by the sea (Maggi Hambling’s Scallop sculpture on the beach at Aldeburgh, UK, is a great example of this). Perhaps those who look at them unfavourably feel this way because the sculptures don’t melt into the landscape, they’re often described as a ‘scar’ and viewed as existing without purpose. Such views are nearly always driven by the manmade vs natural argument. But how much I oppose this! Combining these divided worlds through sculpture by the sea is an invitation to see things differently; an exciting way of attracting new audiences and perspectives. I especially love the sculptures that interact directly with the rocks – like Kerrie Argent’s Overconsumption snaking around, and the wooden sculpture by Elyssa Sykes-Smith that clambers up over the rocks.

    Laura x

    • Thanks for your detailed comment Laura, I’m glad you made me aware of Maggi Hambling’s Scallop sculpture on the beach at Aldeburgh, UK too. Great to share ideas!

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