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A Foodie Guide to Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2010

Author: Posted on: November 5, 2010 at 10:01 am

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is a free outdoor art exhibition that spans Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach and runs along the coastal walk. Now in its 14th year, the free event with over 100 pieces of art features exhibits from artists across Australia and 11 other countries.

Every year, I look forward to the event and brace the crowds that descended onto the local stretch eager to see, photograph, and (regrettably) touch and climb over the exhibits.

Art inspires me in various ways. This year, as I stepped onto the sands of Tamarama Beach, the collection inspired me with a food theme.

Tamarama to Bondi Dégustation – inspired by Sculpture by the Sea

I start with an aperitif or glass of wine at the beach bar.
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Still Life by Sang-Bong Lee – South Korea

I move on to an amuse-bouche of sun-poached organic egg, freshly laid.
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Sitting Hen by Tae-Geun Yang – South Korea

An entrée of freshly-caught crab follows, ready for picking.
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Critter by Paul Thurloe – NSW, Australia

Seafood bibs are provided, naturally.
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Bronzed Aussie Series (Life jackets) by Nick Stranks – NSW, Australia

I am told it’s a delicacy but I’m not too sure about tasting shark fin soup.
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2010
Earth Fish by Daniel Wallwork – Queensland, Australia

And I will definitely pass on the turtle soup.
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Long-Neck by Benjamin Gilbert – VIC, Australia

No need to contemplate the Chicken or the Egg scenario. Make mine a Coq au vin, s’il vous plait.
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Sitting Hen by Tae-Geun Yang – South Korea

I ponder the latest rage in food but dare I try eating horse meat?
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Hello Mate by Stephen King – NSW, Australia

I’ll play it safe with a juicy T-bone steak.
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Sight 2007 by Jamieson Miller – Victoria, Australia

An optional cheese course? Yes please!
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Greater Grater by Jimmy Rix – NSW, Australia

For dessert, I’ll just have a chocolate-dipped donut.
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Olpe 2002 by Dean Snyder – USA

Now it’s time to rub my full belly.
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Jolly Giants by Steve Croquett – NSW, Australia

Then flop on the sand and have a siesta.
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Bondi Venus by Dennis Kalous – NSW Australia

Other Sculptures by the Sea 2010 Exhibits

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Anaconda by Michael le Grand – ACT, Australia

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Initialis by Tim Macfarlane Reid – WA, Australia

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Oushi Zokei 2010 Circle by Keizo Ushio – Japan

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Wayfarer by Patrick Oppliger – Sweden

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Anguish by Gangadhar Mahato – India

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
The Sky is falling by Hannah Kidd – New Zealand

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Sitting Hen by Tae-Geun Yang – South Korea

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2010
Tamarama Beach

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi runs from 28 October to 14 November 2010. Entry is free. Catalogue and site map $10.

Corinne

Corinne is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues.

She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards for 2013 and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List for 2013.


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17 Comments to “A Foodie Guide to Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2010”

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  2. Sandra says:

    Clever articulation around the food theme! I like that metal hen, and the turtle too! Have to not be slack this year and check it out, thank you for these pictures!

    • Gourmantic says:

      Thanks :) What can I say, I was inspired! I hope you get to make it. I thought this year’s collection was impressive. Let’s hope we get sunshine while the exhibition is on!

  3. forest says:

    love it! I’m not really sure about the idea of horse meat myself. I’m sure i’ve probably eaten it and not known, but you know the idea is a bit hard to get over!

    • Gourmantic says:

      Same here. And I ponder if I ate it too without knowing. Mind you, I’ve eaten kangaroo which is rather good when it’s well cooked.

  4. Tuula M says:

    This is fabulous – very creative! Thought we were going on a real tasting until we hit the beach :) Really, what a great event & the art is very inspirational…plus the weather looks amazing (quite jealous). Enjoy your weekend!

    • Gourmantic says:

      It’s one of my favourite outdoor events, combining the beach and art. No ‘real’ tasting as such… more of an inspiration on a food theme.
      The weather was great for a brief time in which I ran around to take photos. It got overcast very fast! Glad you’ve enjoyed it :)

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  6. Mary R says:

    Awesome! I like your thinking about the food theme… I tend to look for the same patterns when I’m observing artistic displays too.

    How long will this display be there? Hoping we can catch it out in Dec…

    • Gourmantic says:

      Unfortunately only until 14 November. I’m crossing my fingers for good weather when you’re down here in December :)

  7. ayngelina says:

    So very cool, I must have that cheese grater!

  8. Chris says:

    How retro cool are the wayfarers on the beach!

  9. Love it! I didn’t make it to the Tamarama end, so many thanks!

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