Sculpture by the Sea is 20 years old. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea is the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world. David and I try to go every year and this year turned out to be a lot more dramatic than most. As we watched from the safety of the cliffs, a king tide combined with huge waves sent one sculpture into oblivion and damaged several others. It was as though mother nature was determined to put her mark on the exhibition.
Not really being the artistic type there isn't a lot I can say about sculpture, so sit back and enjoy the photos of some of my favourites. I have included the prices in the captions just in case you have a bit of spare change laying around and fancy a bit of modern art for the front garden.
If you are curious to see before and after photos of the sculpture which was destroyed scroll down to the end of this post.
|Buried Rhino by Gillie and Marc Schattner - $60,000. I thought this looked more like a brontosaurus than a rhino but it was lovely to see children having a ball playing around it.|
|Mountains Air - Circles by Koichi Ishino - $60,000.|
|The Tractor by Markus Hofer - price on application. I am sure this sculpture says something about Australia but I don't know what.|
|The Window of the Future by Sang Sug Kim - $50,000.|
|M151201 by Toshio Iezumi - $30,000|
|Dave by Cathyann Coady - $14,800.|
|Stack by Clara Hali - $46,000|
|From the Nest by Seung-Hwan Kim - $70,000|
|Oushi Zokei 2016 by Keizo Ushio - $185,000|
|Fair Dinkum Offshore Processing by Bronek Kozka - $27,500 - before the waves began crashing in.|
|After the waves swept it away.|
Sculpture by the Sea runs until 6 November. You will find the sculptures along the coastal walkway between Bondi and Tamarama Beaches. Entry to the exhibition is free.
My tip: Purchase a catalogue at one of the information tents. The catalogue contains a statement of what the artist intended to achieve with each sculpture as well as a short biography. Catalogues are $10 each.
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