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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022

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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
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Stunning art work in a stunning setting
It's been a while - COVID was so disruptive to the art world but I am delighted to tell you that today marks the inauguration of Sculptures by the Sea in Bondi which will be on until the 7th of November 2022. It seems a punishingly short time for such a stunning exhibition, so do make a point of going to see it. It is probably my favourite art walk around.

Staged on the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is one of Sydney's most popular events, with over 100 sculptures by artists from around the world. Held since 1997, this free to the public exhibition captures the imagination of Sydney and its visitors for three weeks each spring and is the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world. The exhibition generates an almost unprecedented level of goodwill among the public as they enjoy one of the most unique events in the world.

You can walk either way but I took the path up past Icebergs to the Bondi headland.

The exhibition begins with this impressive white horse upended. This artwork belongs to Paul Caporn and is entitled "Heads it is".

April Pines Tidal

Soon after, Isabella Lleo Castells The Doubting Column.

At the top of the Bondi Headland, this gleaming sphere.

I stopped to speak to artists and particularly loved this sculpture that was made by Keisho Ushi out of Spanish granite and Japanese white granite. He was delighted with this work which he called Endless Eternity and we chatted about the way he polished one part of the granite while exposing the rough edges of the other part. He has exhibited here 22 times and was particularly happy to see this looking out not only to the ocean but also to Waverley Cemetery.

Endless Eternity
Endless Eternity

Here he is.

The Artist
The Artist

Peter Tilley's Spellbound by the Shadow
Peter Tilley's Spellbound by the Shadow

A bronze horse grazing
A bronze horse grazing

Tony Davis Folly Interstice was a magnificent shard.

Folly Interstice
Folly Interstice

Nearby this moving sculpture entitled "Our love touches the sky"
by Ayad Alqarogholli.

Our love touches the sky
Our love touches the sky

The icing on the cake or the cherry must have been this one.

The cherries with worlds
The cherries with worlds

I have to say the whole exhibition captivated me, hook line and sinker - a bit like this giant one.

The Giant hook
The Giant hook

These are only a few of the sculptures that are on display. There are many more and each one is impressive in its own right as well as the hard work of many artists who have their own stories to tell about their creations.

This is a free exhibition and a must-see! It is on until the 7th of November. For more information, go to the link here.

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Why? Wonderful art in magnificent natural setting
When: 21st October to 7th November
Where: Bondi to Tamarara Headlands
Cost: Free
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It is a beautiful walk within itself, but to add in artworks makes it all the more wonderful.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|5778) 41 days ago
The artworks look spectacular. I'll be heading there in the next few days.
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A coastal walk is a wonderful thing on any day but this is very special.
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