‘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.