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An ever-evolving exhibition in a fashionable place

Love Sculpture by the Sea? Well, there's more to love with Sculpture on the Wharf at Woolloomooloo now on. This exhibition is very similar to the Bondi one and showcases artists' works both indoors and outdoors with the sculptures available to purchase.

Brought to the public by ARTPark Australia and Finger Wharf Management, you can admire over 70 contemporary/modern metal sculptures in this collection from 34 emerging and established artisans. Best of all, during the course of the exhibition, when a sculpture is sold there's immediate delivery and a new sculpture takes the former one's place.

Outdoor sculptures, Finger Wharf, Woolloomooloo
A few of the outdoor sculptures

If you're a business looking for something unique for your foyer or an individual wanting a piece for the home or garden, then take a wander along the promenade and inside the adjacent building of the wharf as you're sure to see something special to fill that spot that needs some love.

Peruse the artists associated with ARTPark, including Greg Johns and Priscilla Berry, and the sculptures available online, including some that are not exhibited at the wharf. Both small and high priced items are available. An exhibition guide can also be obtained inside the wharf, on level 2 Concourse, by the sculptures.

Indoor sculptures, Woolloomooloo Wharf
Some interesting indoor sculptures

This ever-changing exhibition makes it worthwhile to go a few times whilst enjoying the water views and the restaurants along the wharf. For Italian food, dine at Otto's or Novo Pizzeria, and for seafood try Manta Ray or Kingsleys Steak & Crab House. You may even spot a celebrity. Russell Crowe and John Laws call this fashionable place home. You can also stay amongst some sculptures that appear in the revamped hotel, Ovolo Woolloomooloo, and pamper yourself with a massage or manicure at Spa Chakra. There's a lot to enjoy here with this rejuvenated wharf that was once a run-down dockland.

Sculptures can be viewed from 9am-10pm in this free exhibition that runs until mid-March. Woolloomooloo Wharf, also known as Finger Wharf, is located at 6 Cowper Wharf Road with secure parking available nearby. If you're not familiar with the area, it is east of the city with the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Art Gallery bordering one side and Potts Point and Garden Island with the naval base on the other side.

Day or night, surprises await that intrigue one and all.

Images courtesy of Facebook - ARTPark Australia.
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Why? For the love of art
When: 9am-10pm
Phone: 1800 646 131
Where: Finger Wharf, 6 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I've seen that rabbit and dog sculpture at Bondi Junction, I wonder who the artist is. Nice article :)
by Lucinda (score: 2|342) 871 days ago
Cool article, I should go check it out, such creative imaginations out there.
by RC (score: 3|1221) 865 days ago
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