Sculpture by the Sea
- When 19 Oct - 5 Nov 2017
Marks Lane Marks Park Tamarama NSW 2026
Recognised for its dramatic coastline, festivals and major events, Sydney is the perfect home for what has become one of the most significant international landscape sculpture events. Sculpture by the Sea, now in its 21st year, is presented along a 1.2km coastal walk south from Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach and meandering through watery coves and around rocky overhangs all the way to Tamarama Beach.
Often made to specifically respond to the surrounding elements of earth, air, and water, the sculptures selected for this annual event are variously situated in the sand, under cliffs, and on grassy expanses overlooking the wide horizon of the Pacific Ocean. This year Sculpture by the Sea received close to 500 submissions, from 31 countries around the world. After careful deliberations the curatorial panel comprising of Dr. Malcolm Bywaters, Dr. Michael Hill, Professor Sui Jianguo and Dr. Nien Schwarz selected artists come from across Australia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, China, Japan, Brazil, Serbia, Slovakia, New Zealand, England, South Korea, Sweden, and the United States.
This year, returning Principal Sponsor Aqualand proudly returns for its second year including the prestigious $60,000 Aqualand Sculpture Award, which will be awarded to an exhibiting artist whose sculpture will be gifted for permanent public enjoyment in Sydney. The three-year Aqualand sponsorship is the most significant in the exhibition’s history and continues to support the growth of the beloved Bondi exhibition.
Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi runs from the 19 October – 5 November 2017 and is followed by the 14th annual Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe opening from 2 – 19 March 2018.