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Swell Sculpture Festival 2012

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by Susan Jackson (subscribe)
Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
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The 10th annual Swell Sculpture Festival will take place at Currumbin Beach on 14 - 23 Sep 2012. It's a free exhibition, open all hours, along 1km of coastline, with a display of 50 sculptures built by Australian and overseas artists. This year a selection of sculptures will be lit up under the night sky. There are also a range of children's activities and workshops. Visit the festival website for more information.

Check out this video for a glimpse of previous festival sculptures.

One of the aims is to "bring art to the people", so take a stroll by the beach and enjoy this free outdoor sculpture exhibition as it celebrates 10 years of "getting art out there".

To get there -

From the north:
Follow the Gold Coast Highway to Currumbin. Exit off at the top of the bridge and turn right into Duringan Street, follow to Pacific Parade. You will arrive at the start of the exhibition.

From the south
Travelling north along the Gold Coast Highway from Coolangatta way. Turn right into Tomewin Street at Currumbin (you will see the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary sign). Follow Tomewin Street around to Pacific Parade. You will enter the far end of the exhibition.

There's parking at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary at a cost of a $5 flat rate charge, which goes to support the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation.
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Why? Swell Sculpture Festival - getting art out there.
Where: Currumbin Beach
Cost: Free entry
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Check out the beautiful work by local Sculptor Leisa Russell, winner of the 28th "Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award" held last Saturday night at The Gold Coast Arts Centre. Her pieces for Swell are magical.
by nanette (score: 2|119) 2611 days ago
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