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Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures 2019

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The best of SA sculptures on view and for sale
It just wouldn't be summer here in hot Adelaide, without a day by the sea. And what better way to enjoy an outing on the coast, than to attend the 2019 Sculptures, along Brighton Jetty Esplanade. It can be very warm walking the pathway, so after viewing the exhibition, take a dip in the sea to cool off. Here you can view some of the best works by established artists vying for the coveted prize pool. I always like to see what the Manning family have created next, along with all the 160 artists.

Brighton Jetty Sculptures 2019
Last year there was lots of sea creatures on display. Look at these beaut seahorse. Image by Kat May.

Brighton Jetty Sculptures 2019
A sturdy iron sculpture with the sky blue behind is a sight to behold. Image by Kat May.
The outdoor sculptures can be viewed 24 hours a day, although it can be hard to see the details of the artwork in the dark. Going in the evening brings some interesting photos with the sun setting in the background. Late afternoon may be hard on the eyes as you are looking into the sun. Security patrols are ongoing over the event.

The smaller and more delicate sculptures made of materials such as glass, carved stone, feathers and bones are displayed indoors. There are two locations for these - at the surf lifesaving clubrooms and the huge marquee on the lawn outside. All the artworks are for sale.

Brighton Jetty Sculptures 2019
Remember to save time for the smaller sculptures in the Lifesavers Clubrooms. These are very fragile and all unique. Image by at May.

With around 160 sculptures to see, the event does take quite a long time to view. View half and then take a snack break down Brighton Road for refreshments. Alternately, you could visit north of the Jetty on one trip and south on another visit. Parking is particularly busy, especially on weekends. Why not take the bus? Line 262 leaves Marion Centre to Jetty Rd, Brighton and in reverse from Adelaide CBD in Grote Street from stop B1. Or get the train, the Seaford Line and alight at Brighton Station and walk a couple of blocks towards the sea.

Brighton Jetty Sculptures 2019
Get out and get active this summer, Go on this art walk at Brighton Sculptures. Image by Kat May.

Brighton Jetty Sculptures 2019
Look a little closer indoors, which is a lot cooler later in the day. Image by Kat May.

Every year I see people of all ages here. The elderly come in wheelchairs or stroll along slowly reading every sign. Young Mum's with bubs in pushers and school kids, all love looking at the variety of artworks. It's wonderful to see everyone enjoying art. It is a good way to introduce art to kids, but the outing can be a little long for young children. Have some fun later with a splash in the sea.

Brighton Jetty Sculptures 2019
Uh Oh, someone has left there sunnies at the beach. Image by Kat May.

Please note- all images are from the 2018 exhibition.
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Why? For a refreshing outing by the sea.
When: Outdoors 24hours Indoors
Where: Along the Esplanade both sides of Brighton Jetty.
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Congratulations winning third place.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12490) 324 days ago
Congrats Kat on your placing in the comp!
by Elaine (score: 3|6825) 324 days ago
wow what a delightful creative collection ... a new event since I lived there!
Congrats on your win.
by Kate Blake (score: 3|1356) 323 days ago
Ha! I'd imagine it would be hard to see the details in the dark.
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1583) 337 days ago
Foodi Photoh Classie
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