23 striking works from this year’s Sculpture by the Sea

Photo: C. Yee

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

Photo: Jessica Wyld

Orb — David Ball

Photo: Jessica Wyld

Leaden Hearts — Denise Pepper

Photo: Jessica Wyld

Stagnation — Elyssa Sykes

Photo: Jessica Wyld

Curious Dream of an Architect — Fatih Semiz

Photo: Jessica Wyld

The Last Charge — Harrie Fisher

Photo: Jessica Wyld

Song Of The Aisors — Jock CLutterbuck

Photo: G. Carr

What A Tasty Looking Burger — James Dive

Photo: Jessica Wyld

Space — John Petrie

Photo: C. Yee

Foci — Karl Meyer

Photo: C. Yee

Plastic Paradise — Kathy Ayam

Photo: G. Carr

The Honey Trap — Ken Unswoth

Photo: Jessica Wyld

Lookout For Me — Linton Meagher

Photo: A. Sky

Sea Through — Lucy Barker

Photo: Jessica Wyld

Bronze Age — Orest Kaywan

Photo: C. Yee

Melecholia — Simon Hodgson

Photo: C. Yee

Rise And Fall — Small Ocean Collaboration with Jeremy Sheehan

Photo: Jessica Wyld

Littoral Echo — Sonia Payes

Photo: C. Yee

Under One Sky — Stephen Marr

Photo: A. Sky

White Wash — Tango Conway & Amelia Skelton

Photo: G. Carr

Circle Om The Earth — Tetsuro Yamasaki

Photo: Jessica Wyld

Rangerer — Xia Hang

Photo: C. Yee

I Put A Moon On The Table — Yoshio Nitta

Photo: Jessica Wyld

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