Sculptures By the Sea

The annual event that transforms Sydney’s beautiful coastal walk into an outdoor art gallery, Sculptures By The Sea, starts this October 20.

By Benjamen Judd

With the return of spring comes the much-loved art event of the year, Sculptures By the Sea, starting October 20 and wrapping up on November 6. 

Taking place along the city’s iconic coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Tamarama, the exhibition showcases an array site-specific artworks created by local and international artists. 

The exhibition was first launched in 1997 by David Handley, who was inspired by the outdoor artworks placed in a “sculpture park” in Klatovy, Northern Bohemia.

By it’s very location, the exhibition is often intertwined with environmental politics with many of the artworks referencing both the fragility of the coastline, the health of our waterways and the impact of climate change. 

Throughout the exhibition, numerous awards are handed out to contributing artists including the Helen Lempriere Scholarship, The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorship Program and Allens People's Choice Award. 

Even if art isn’t your thing, the stunning view made available along the walk is one that anyone visiting Sydney should experience. Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte and even Coogee – some of the city’s most famous beaches all in one day. 

Sculptures By the Sea will launch on October 20 and run until November 6. Entry to the exhibition is free. Chat to our concierge and front desk team for the best transport options to get there.

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