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Sculpture by the Sea 2017

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The largest outdoor exhibition of sculptures, the Sculpture by the Sea is a popular exhibition held yearly in two major Australian cities, Sydney and Perth. Featuring sculptures from Australian and foreign artists, the first Sculpture by the Sea exhibition was held at Bondi Beach in 1997.

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When is Sculpture by the Sea Held?

Attracting enthusiasts from all over the world, it is a popular event among the many famous festivals in Australia including Woodford Folk Festival, Electric Gardens Festival and Mona Foma Festival. The festival is generally held throughout three weeks from October to November at Bondi Beach in Sydney and around March at Cottesloe Beach in Perth.

Sculpture by the Sea Companion Events

Due to its ever-growing popularity, the first companion event of Sculpture by the Sea was held in 2005 on Cottesloe Beach. The exhibition welcomed work by popular and emerging sculptors in Western Australia amongst other famous sculptors from Australia.

History of the Sculpture by the Sea

David Handley, the founder of the Sculpture by the Sea initiated this well-received exhibition inspired by the outdoor sculpture park in Klatovy, Northern Bohemia.

Sculpture by the Sea Goes Global

The first Sculpture by the Sea exhibition outside of Australia was held at Aarhus Bay, Denmark in 2009. Welcoming artists from all over the world, the event transformed the picturesque 3-kilometre long beach into a fascinating sculpture park.
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Where: Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sydney, Australia
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