From Oct. 28 – Nov. 14, Sydney’s Bondi to Tamarama Coastal Walk will again be transformed into a sculptural park for the annual Sculpture by the Sea event. Showcasing the sculptural work of artists from all over the world, the breathtakingly beautiful coastal track that links Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte beaches will be fringed with 100 outdoor sculptures by local and international artists.
- History of the event. Sculpture by the Sea has been running since 1997, when event coordinator and founder David Handley decided there was a need for an accessible visual arts event in Sydney. Now listed on the National Cultural Register, the event draws crowds from all over the world who come to view a diverse selection of sculptures situated on one of Australia’s most stunning coastal stretches.
- What can I expect from the event? Sculpture by the Sea is a free event open to the public. During this time, Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte Beach come alive as people flock to the Coastal Walk to stretch their legs and see some of the world’s best sculpture against a spectacular backdrop. The Coastal Walk begins at the bottom of Notts Avenue, which runs off Campbell Parade, Bondi. The coastal walk can also be accessed by stairs at various points along the exhibition route at Hunter Park, Gaerloch Avenue and Pacific Avenue. The exhibition finishes at Tamarama Park, Marine Drive, Tamarama.
On Saturday and Sundays during the event, marquees at both Bondi and Tamarama will house Sculpture Inside, indoor exhibitions of sculpture by exhibiting artists and selected invited artists. Sculpture Inside is now a well respected exhibition in its own right and gives the public and collectors the opportunity to purchase works by up –and-coming and established artists.
For those visiting during this time – Cambridge Hotel is just a stone’s throw away from Sydney Central Station where regular train services operate to Bondi Junction with connecting bus service to Bondi Beach. Book acommodation in Sydney.
Sculpture by the Sea is a celebrated annual Sydney event that exhibits international and domestic sculpture along Sydney’s renowned coastline. It’s also a great opportunity to take in Sydney’s beautiful Bondi Beach and enjoy the weather as Sydney summer begins.