Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2011 in Photos

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi is an outdoor art exhibition that spans Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach. Celebrating fifteen years, the free event with over 100 pieces of art features exhibits from local and international artists runs along the coastal walk between the two iconic beaches.

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The Ruin, by Marcus Tatton – Tasmania

Nearly 1000 sculptors have exhibited since the event’s inception in 1997 when it was a one day show run by volunteers. Now it has become a major event that draws locals and visitors to Sydney who take the coastal walk between the beaches to admire the artwork.

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Tortoise by Mark Swartz, Reuben Solomon & Charmaine Tung – NSW

While last year’s exhibition featured a foodie theme, this year’s event includes several stunning pieces of art set in vantage points making the choice of sculptures to feature in this article a difficult task. For the first time, an indoor exhibition with smaller art pieces available for sale has been set up in the park.

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Message in a Bottle by Steven Thomson & Jonas Allen – NSW

Message in a Bottle is a part real , part virtual sculpture which can only be see via a smartphone. To see the virual part, which is the Mermaid of Bondi, you need to download the AR Mermaid free app, scan the code then get close to the bottle. A mermaid figure will be revealed on your phone which you can photograph.

Note: You can’t save the image to your phone and you only have the option to post it to your Facebook account, authorising the app to have access to all your details. Fun concept combining real and virtual, but it fails in that you can’t view the image properly in bright sunlight on your phone, there is no option to save the image and not everyone has a Facebook account. Several people beside me who tried to see the mermaid eventually gave up.

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The Midget attacks by Corey Thomas – Victoria

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I Have Been Dreaming to be a Tree… by Byeong Doo Moon – South Korea

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Who left the tap running? by Simon McGrath – NSW

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Windswept by Samuel Chamberlain – NSW

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Domestic Bliss by Peter Tilley – NSW

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The yearning by Margarita Sampson – NSW

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Rolling Pin 2004 by Keld Moselhom – Denmark

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Web of Light by Ruth McDermott & Ben Baxter – NSW

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Comfort Zone by Alessandra Rossi – WA

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Comfort Zone by Alessandra Rossi – WA (close up)

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nochi 2011 by Zero Higashida – Japan

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The Predators in the Park by Belinda Villani – NSW

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Provenance (a gilt frame) by Jane Gillings – NSW

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Provenance, knives and forks close up

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Fall Out by Stephen King – NSW

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11:11 by Alison Lee Cousland – NSW

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Above the Line by Orest Keywan – NSW

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Pot Will Fly by Yoshio Nitta – Japan

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Indian Coca Cola 27 2008 by Rajesh Sharma – India

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Botanicus Unfamilia – fallen fruit, Concealing Grass, Subterranean by Hugh McLachlan – TAS

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(L) Heavenly Kiss by Ayad Algaragholli – WA (R) Laindjung by Peter Lundberg – SA

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Heads Up by Steve Croquett – NSW

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Ship of fools by Deborah halpern – VIC

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Childhood Horizon by Chen Wenling – China

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From the indoor exhibition

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Row 1 – (L) Inner Sanctum by Ron Robertson-Swann OAM – NSW (R) Girl Longing for the sea by Sang Bong Lee – Korea
Row 2 – (L) You wish by John Fitzmaurice – NSW (R) Dance by Sandra Pitkin – NSW
Row 3 – (L) Simply Black and White 2010 by Alan and Jule Aston ACT (R) Sky Wire by Mick Marris – NSW
Row 4 – (L) Ioka by Senden Blackwood – NSW (R) The best of Perth by k.m.s.e – WA
Row 5 – (L) Look This Way by Ken Unsworth AM – NSW (R) The Hazard by Chava Kuchar – NSW

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Tamarama Beach

To celebrate the milestone, a book entitled Sculpture by the Sea: the First 15 Years is released and can be purchased for $59.95.

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi runs from 3 November to 20 November 2011. Entry is free. Catalogue and site map $10. More information from the website below.

Sculpture by the Sea
http://sculpturebythesea.com/

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati 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 and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

12 Comments:

  1. It’s great seeing Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea through your photos. The amazing scenery on the walk from Bondi to Tamarama seems to heighten the drama of the sculptures. For me, Chen Wenling always adds a bit of humour- last year he won the People’s Choice Award at Perth’s Sculpture by the Sea. I love the fact that so many of the sculptures are by Australian sculptors.

    • It’s a beautiful event, isn’t it! Always a pleasure to check out the artists’ work. I hope our weather clears up so that more people get to enjoy it.

  2. This looks incredible. Enough sculptures for many exhibitions! Thanks for sharing this.

    • John, this year it seems a little bigger. I love how the vantage points set the scene for the artwork. We’re fortunate to have it in Sydney!

  3. I have been meaning to go to one of these for years. All the artwork looks so great!

  4. Wow, love, love, love those. The Ruin and 11:11 are my favourites. What a great idea. Something like that would work really well round here…can’t see it happening though. :)
    Julia

  5. Wonderful work, love the photography Corinne, I’m so glade I got to view them on Gourmantic, no time to go!

  6. Beautiful photos! I have yet to go this year and apparently I can still make it today as the sculptures will remain there for 1 extra day :)

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