Sculpture by the Sea celebrates its 21st anniversary.
The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition is returning to Bondi’s shores, celebrating its 21st anniversary. Running from 19th October to 5th November, this iconic coastal walk between Bondi and Tamarama beaches will once again transform into an artistic oasis. It’s almost become a ritual for Sydneysiders to do the coastal walk each year.
This year, over 100 Australian and international artists are set to showcase their work across the 2km strip. For the first time since 2006, when he exhibited the now iconic melted ice cream truck, ‘Hot with the Chance of a Late Storm’, renowned artist James Dive returns thanks to the new ‘Transfield Australian Invited Artist Program’ initiative, which will fund two major new works each year. Joining Dive is Senior Sculptor Ken Unsworth.
Since first launching back in 1997, the essence of Sculpture by the Sea has not changed dramatically, propagating an enduring appreciation of sculpture as an art form and the careers of artists. Not only this, Sculpture by the Sea endeavours to provide significant educational and cultural benefits to Sydney.
Visitors also have the opportunity to meet the artists themselves at the Aqualand Artist Talks series. These talks will take place every Saturday and Sunday during the exhibition. Alongside this, visitors can also expect the return of the Sydney Sculpture Conference. The conference will feature leading international and Australian speakers who will discuss the importance, impact, challenges and opportunities of ‘Sculpture: in public space’.
The Sydney Sculpture Conference will take place during the exhibition. You can purchase tickets to the Conference here.
With over 500,000 people expected to flock to this year’s event, be sure to plan ahead and don’t leave it until the last few days.
Sculpture By the Sea 2017
The 2017 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition will run from 19th October to Sunday 5th November