If you have a day off soon or find yourself wondering how to spend the afternoon, head down to Sculpture by the Sea. Running until November 5th, this spectacular outdoor sculpture exhibition is the world’s largest annual event of its kind.
Take the leisurely two kilometre walk from Bondi to Tamarama and see over 100 Australian and international artist’s artwork. Renowned artist James Dive returns again this year, after his 2006 iconic melted ice cream truck, with the help of the “Transfield Australian Invited Artist Program” which funds two major works each year.
So while you enjoy a nice stroll by the ocean, you can not only take in these views, but also the artworks which delight, challenge, and inspire.
Starting at the southern end of Bondi Beach, the sculptures can be found in eroded rock faces beside the path and also adjacent to the ocean. Although each work is numbered and labelled, be sure to grab a copy of the program and map to ensure that you don’t miss anything.
The majority of installations are located in Mark’s Park, and inside the marquee you will also find the Sculpture Inside exhibition featuring a variety of contemporary works.
Continuing along the coastal walk around to Tamarama Beach, here you will find large scale interactive installations on the beach and in the park.
To make the most of this trail be sure to pack your camera, some snacks, and of course your imagination! Enjoy the artwork!
Note: It is recommended to visit on a weekday, as weekends can get very busy.