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SCULPTURE FOR ALL FOR FREE

Louis Pratt - King coal

Louis Pratt – King coal


We’ve never found a better public art event anywhere in the world than Sydney’s wonderful Sculpture by the Sea.

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SCULPTURE BY THE SEA 2012 – best at dawn

The early birds are the fittest-looking birds at Bondi. R.M. Gomboc’s Repose.



Sydney’s greatest arts event, Sculpture by the Sea, attracts hundreds of thousands of people. So if you want to beat the crowds, it’s best to go at dawn, when only the joggers are awake.

I was there with the camera at 6am, to catch the sun rising over the art. Continue reading

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WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE – a splash of colour

Bondi artist Tomas Misura’s SPLASH was the NAB Kids Choice winner at the 2010 Sculpture by the Sea.

One of the highlights of our Sydney year opens this week. The annual Sculpture by the Sea attracts hundreds of thousands of people to walk the spectacular clifftops between Bondi Beach and Tamarama. Along the way they stroke their chins, point, smile and pass expert and non-expert judgement on more than 100 works of art.

Anything would look good perched up here with the crashing surf as a backdrop, though competition to enter the event is extremely hot and the works chosen from around the world are of the highest quality. Continue reading

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SCULPTURE BY THE SEA 2011 – the wittiest and the prettiest

Simon McGrath - Who left the tap running?

I’m sure a lot of the appeal of Sculpture by the Sea is that much of the work doesn’t take itself too seriously. There is plenty here to make us smile. Continue reading

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SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, SYDNEY – magic ingredients

Not everyone comes for the art.

Why do hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom would never visit an art gallery, spend a few hours every November filing along a narrow cliff-top path past sculpture?

Simply because there is no public art event, anywhere in the world, as spectacular or as much fun as this one. No, I haven’t seen them all, but I defy anything to beat this. Continue reading

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