Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Swell Sculpture Festival 2012

Home > Brisbane > Exhibitions | Free | Fun Things To Do
by imaluda (subscribe)
I have lived in Brisbane for more than 20 years and enjoy exploring every part of this beautiful city and its surroundings.
Event: -
Unusual sculptures in the open air
The ever popular Swell Festival is just around the corner. This year it will take place from the 14th - 23rd September on Pacific Parade Currumbin Beach Queensland. This festival is a time to delight in the extraordinary exhibits which are presented along the expanse of sand that is normally used by people to sand bathe, picnic, or for the life surf club members to practice on. One can walk along the outdoor exhibition virtually at any time and in most cases touch the artworks exhibited. Even though some of the displays can be interactive, it is enough in most cases just to admire the awesome creations.

One can take as many pictures and videos as one wishes while experiencing the wonderful display of 50 sculptures built by artists from Australia and abroad. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this special festival and it promises to be even more spectacular.

My first time to attend this festival was in September 2010. It was a fantastic day with the sun shining brightly and not a cloud in the sky. People from all walks of life mingled together as we walked along the beach of Currumbin. There were huge contraptions and sculptures rising towards the sky, dominating the landscapes. There were also tiny sculptures of animals close to the ground, as well as unusual sculptures made from all types of materials such as wood. Some of the creations were so life like that people would go up close, peer into the faces of the statues and then laugh self consciously as they realised that the statues were just that - statues not real people!

Over the ten days that this festival is on, one can experience not only the sculptures but enjoy many things as well. There are twilight walks, informative artist talks, discovering new perspectives at the Public Art Forum, wander through the Swell Smalls Gallery as well as participate in artist master classes and childrens' workshops.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  56
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? The 10th annual free outdoor sculpture exhibition.
When: 14th - 23rd September, 2012
Where: Currumbin Beach
Cost: Free entry
Your Comment
More Brisbane articles
Articles from other cities
Featured
614
Foodi Photoh Classie
Related
by Roy Chambers on 27/08/2017
by Gary Brown on 04/06/2015
by Marina Marangos on 15/09/2015
by Susan Jackson on 22/06/2014
by Sarah Says on 19/09/2014
by Susan Jackson on 15/09/2013
by Damsel Martin on 11/09/2013
by Sarah Says on 28/09/2012
by Susan Jackson on 01/10/2012
by Susan Jackson on 27/08/2012
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions