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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.
Last year there was lots of sea creatures on display. Look at these beaut seahorse. Image by Kat May.
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.
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.
Get out and get active this summer, Go on this art walk at Brighton Sculptures. Image by Kat May.
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.
Uh Oh, someone has left there sunnies at the beach. Image by Kat May.
Please note- all images are from the 2018 exhibition.