Sydney’s iconic Sculpture by the Sea exhibition has made a triumphant return this spring. Now in its 25th year, the popular event features over 100 exceptional artworks dotted along the spectacular 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The popular event has traditionally seen over half a million people in attendance making it one of the most highly anticipated creative offerings of the year. The exhibition returns from October 20 to November 6.
Sculpture by the Sea, 2023
The popular exhibition sees the Bondi-Tamarama coastal walk lined up with stunning sculptures along the coastline. Now in its milestone 25th year, the exhibition is pulling all the stops to make it a show to remember.
This year, the exhibition is bringing back six artists who displayed their works at the outdoor exhibition’s 1997 debut — Paul Bacon, Stephen King, Michael Le Grand, John Petrie, James Rogers and Margarita Sampson. They will be joined by celebrated Chinese artist Chen Wen Ling plus leading artists from Japan, along with regular exhibitors Philip Spelman and Ron Gomboc. First-time exhibitor and Ukrainian artist Nazar Bilyk will also join the talented line-up this year.
Sculpture by the Sea began in 1997 as a one-day event and has since seen enormous success, becoming the world’s largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. It’s also completely free to visit.
Not only can visitors expect jaw-dropping artworks from across the region, but the exhibition also provides an excellent platform and visibility to local and international artists. Sculpture by the Sea has also hosted other fantastic exhibitions including the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail — along 100km of the gorgeous Snowy Valleys Way, and Sculpture Rocks which opened to great applause in 2021. Take a peek at their official website for details.
(Images: Courtesy of Sculpture by the Sea)