SYDNEY: The annual outdoor art festival Sculpture by the Sea opened yesterday on Sydney’s Bondi to Bronte cliff walk.
It’s the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition, which began in 1997.
More than 500,000 people are expected to visit to see the works by Australian and overseas artists.
David Ball of Mittagong won the Aqualand Sculpture Award for his piece Orb and received $60,000.
Transporter by Dale Miles won the Aqualand Sculpture Inside Award of $5,000, and Inconvenience Store by Marina DeBris won the Waverley Council Mayor’s Prize of $5,000.
Instead of just one; three artists won The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation of $5,000 to exhibit in Western Australia next year. They are Lubomir Mikle from Slovakia, Karl de Waal from Queensland and Harrie Fasher from NSW.
The Aqualand Sculpture Award winners from the 2016–2018 exhibitions are being gifted to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and will have a new home at Headland Park in Mosman.
The festival runs until Sunday, November 5, and and there is another Sculpture by the Sea held on Perth’s Cottesloe Beach, WA, in March next year.
Here are 23 of the works featured this year.
Tripl Tripll Trpilll — April Pine
Orb — David Ball
Leaden Hearts — Denise Pepper
Stagnation — Elyssa Sykes
Curious Dream of an Architect — Fatih Semiz
The Last Charge — Harrie Fisher
Song Of The Aisors — Jock CLutterbuck
What A Tasty Looking Burger — James Dive
Space — John Petrie
Foci — Karl Meyer
Plastic Paradise — Kathy Ayam
The Honey Trap — Ken Unswoth
Lookout For Me — Linton Meagher
Sea Through — Lucy Barker
Bronze Age — Orest Kaywan
Melecholia — Simon Hodgson
Rise And Fall — Small Ocean Collaboration with Jeremy Sheehan
Littoral Echo — Sonia Payes
Under One Sky — Stephen Marr
White Wash — Tango Conway & Amelia Skelton
Circle Om The Earth — Tetsuro Yamasaki
Rangerer — Xia Hang
I Put A Moon On The Table — Yoshio Nitta
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