I have heard a lot about this event in recent weeks. I also know quite a few people that visited the outdoor exhibition, the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world, so I thought I would do the same before it finishes tomorrow. Despite the occasional downpour, I headed to the coast.
I was greeted by a rather rude sign telling me to ‘Get A Haircut’. I was very forgiving after the message changed to ‘You Can Do Better’ and ‘Hang In There’, messages of optimism fitting for a stormy day.
On their website, reached here, it says the following:
Staged on the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is one of Sydney’s most popular events, with 520,000 visitors viewing over 100 sculptures by artists from around the world. Held since 1997, this free to the public exhibition captures the imagination of Sydney and its visitors for three weeks each spring and is the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world. The exhibition generates an almost unprecedented level of goodwill among the public as they enjoy one of the most unique events in the world.
So it’s a pretty big event. I could tell this from the big crowds despite the heavy rain, it actually reminded me of being back in North-East England with the crashing waves and a backdrop of dark clouds. Here are the images.
Did you have a favourite? Let me know. Maybe it isn’t your cup of tea, I certainly enjoyed some more than others. Have you been yourself? If you are nearby and haven’t, you have one day to do so!
See you all soon, and most importantly…