Sculpture By The Sea

Art and ocean combine for annual Sculpture by the Sea

ALONG the shores of Bondi and adjacent beaches, art works that catch the eye and challenge the mind have gone on display for the 22nd Sculpture by the Sea.

It's the world's largest annual free outdoor sculpture exhibition which sits on the shore of the iconic Sydney-side 2km coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama.

For three weeks until November 4, the public can walk at their leisure along the transformed coastline, inspecting the 107 sculptures by artists from 21 countries.

A showcase of eight works by alumni from the leading Chinese art institution the Central Academy of Art (CAFA) in Beijing is one highlight of the exhibition, including a 3m tall fleshy figure, Horizon by Mu Boyan, which sits on the south Bondi headland at Marks Park.

The exhibition also features works from leading Australian sculptors Hossein Valamanesh, Ron Robertson-Swann OAM and Wendy Teakel. 

The installation of some of the sculptures on the south Bondi headland have been impeded and delayed by the rain in Sydney the last few weeks and so has the announcement of the winner of the acquisitive award which will now be announced in the coming weeks. It's the most generous sculpture award in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the most sought after in the world. The recipient's work will be gifted to the Harbour Trust for permanent public enjoyment in Georges Heads at Headland Park.

The free outdoor exhibition is open until November 4. 

From the weird to wonderful, it's worth the trip to Bondi to see.
From the weird to wonderful, it's worth the trip to Bondi to see.

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