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Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi 2018

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What a backdrop for these artworks
This free sculpture exhibition along the wild and wonderful Bondi coastline is getting better every year. This is the 22nd year that the exhibition is being staged and it is well worth the trip to Bondi and a walk along the coastline to take in all the sculptures. There are plenty of information booths and some pop-up coffee and snack places to keep you informed and hydrated as you walk along and take in the beautiful artwork.

"The 107 sculptures connect art and the environment to bring a timely message from artists about this important topic" says Alice Spigelman Chair of the exhibition.

This year's outdoor gallery features artists from some 21 countries and this is a fantastic opportunity for emerging and established sculpture artists to exhibit to a wider audience. This exhibition is the largest free exhibition in Australia and an enormous amount of time and effort is put into selecting the artists but also raising the considerable funds for putting it on. More about this at the end of the article but in the meantime, please enjoy some of the exhibits which I have photographed for you today. Take the opportunity if you can to visit. The exhibition will be on until the 4th of November.

Viktor Freso - Niemand

A small man with a disproportionate figure and arrogant angry expression. A man at the boundary of ridiculous, foxy and complex. A self important arrogant bastard.

Karda - Megalania

Elaine Clocherty and Sharyn Egan from WA have produced this artwork made of raffia and urchins. Megalania was a carnivorous lizard that terrorised Aboriginal people. In between the diatoms are microscopic creatures that live in water. They produce 20% of the earths oxygen and are a focus of climate change science.

Alessandra Rossi from Italy creates this artwork with steel and coloured perspex.

Charlie Trivers from NSW has created this work from eco ply and bio resin as a natural grid like pattern, inspired by the Bondi environment.
The Undiscovered
The Undiscovered

Peter Tilley from NSW created the shadow as a image of the body an expressive material object revealing visually or symbolic traits of the casting figure.

Barbara Licha from Poland and NSW created this sensitive and beautiful work which depicts Sydney silhouettes - showing the beauty of the city.
A bicycle covered with snow
A bicycle covered with snow

This work created by Cao Hui is astounding in the way it was made. This looks like a bicycle covered with snow but it has actually been crafted in marble which makes it stand out in this way as an amazing artwork.
Reflections of a journey
Reflections of a journey

This work by Torild Storvik Malmedal from Norway symbolises the vulnerability of nature and the need to support science to find solutions to bring nature into balance again.
Early sculptures
Early sculptures

I loved this simple artwork by Dale Miles from NSW, which was an exploration into the language of relief sculpture.The beauty of those two feet coming out of those huge slabs of concrete.
Languorous repose
Languorous repose

Albert Paley from the US has created this stainless steel structure one of thirteen sculptures made for an exhibition on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

There are lots more - and it is such a beautiful area and backdrop for all of these artworks. I was interested to read how this exhibition, which as I mentioned at the beginning is free for all is funded, and it is an incredible effort by all those involved to raise the money necessary. Everyone can contribute and if you can it would be of great assistance to those who spend so much time putting this all together for us to enjoy.

If you would like to contribute,click here.

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Why? a wonderful free exhibition of Sculptures
When: 18th Oct to 4th Nov
Where: Bondi Beach, NSW
Cost: FREE and open.
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