Sculpture by the Sea

Every November, Sculpture by the Sea transforms the famous coastal path between Bondi and Tamarama into a temporary sculpture park, with over 100 sculptures from both Australian and international artists suddenly appearing along the walk.


Now in its 21st year, the programme is one of the most popular and well known art events in Sydney, with this edition attracting over 500 entries from all over the world. Sensing a great photo opportunity, we decided to finish work early one Friday and go check it out.

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Having walked the route a number of times, always starting from Bondi, we decided to mix things up a bit, parking in Tamarama before making our way down to the beach to begin the walk.  There was a number of sculptures spread across the small Tamarama Beach, with the rest situated at regular intervals along the clifftop.

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Although the event had already been on for several weeks, the narrow coastal path was still very busy, with a crowd of people forming around some of the more popular sculptures.


It threatened to rain several times during the walk, however despite the stormy conditions, the sun managed to break through the thick cloud on several occasions, which provided some great lighting to take photos in.


Our favourite sculptures were all situated within the Hunter Sculpture Park, which sits high up on the clifftop near Bondi, and is where the event is centred. The iconic Bondi Beach provided a perfect backdrop to the sculptures found within the park.

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With the light beginning to fade, and the wind getting stronger as we reached Bondi, we quickly turned around and began the walk back to Tamarama.

We were both very impressed with our first experience of Sculpture by Sea, with the art instillations making an already beautiful walk even better, and it will be great to see what the 2018 edition has to offer!

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