The most wonderful exhibition of the year is on for three weeks in Sydney – Sculpture by the Sea. It’s the most fabulous combination of spectacular views – around the coastline and across the Pacific Ocean, with fun, beautiful, innovative and wacky sculpture. There are over 100 pieces of art, and a stunning cliff-top walk. And it’s all free!
This fabulous tube of paint is squirting all over Bondi Beach! It is such fun – so much energy and movement..
I loved this beautiful asymmetrical archway that seems to be part of its environment.
This chicken was one of my favourites – it’s beautifully made from thousands of welded circles of metal. Inside, it has ‘eggs’ which light up. And as for the palm tree sticking out of its backside… well it’s just too funny. And it is also beautiful.
This wonderful flamenco-style, colourful piece is made of loads of recycled plastic tops, all connected together. It’s a commentary on how slugs leave a trail of slime and humans leave a trail of litter and pollution…. Of course I love the fact that it’s made of recycled elements and that the artist has created something so beautiful out of it. The patience it must have taken to connect every single plastic cap together defies belief.
Another (totally crazy!) recycling idea is this unusual piece, which is made out of dryer lint. Yes! That grotty stuff you scrape out has made a gorgeous piece of art called ‘Sea Cells’.
Having a bad day? This one (Anguish) says it all! I love his double sets of eyes and fingers (and toes)
I coveted this simple idea: beautiful smooth boulders wrapped in stainless steel.
I can just imagine a pile of these in my garden… It’s like jewelry for your rocks. Subtle and intriguing.
If you’re having trouble with your lawn – why not give up and roll it back? A witty tin opener reveals interest beneath the turf…
Finally – a beautifully carved sandstone crab crawls out from under a rock:
If you’re in Sydney – you should definitely see this year’s exhibition. And if you’re not – why not come and visit for next year’s?