Yes, it's that time again!
Have you ever seen more than 2km of a coastline turned into a giant gallery? As of today you can! The world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition will take place along the coast from Bondi Beach, Sydney, heading south, and during three weeks the tourists will witness more than a hundred statues created by local and foreign artists. The interest among the sculptors is huge and we will see many of the regular entrants as well a lot of new faces – not a small number thanks to the prize of $70 000.
This year the event is expected to attract over half a million tourists. The visitors of this spectacular show will have the opportunity to mingle with the artists at the Aqualand Artist Talk series during the weekends of the exhibition.
As previous years, there will be a strong focus on accessibility. The organizers will make sure that everybody will be able to come and gasp at the wonderful statues. There would be free tactile tours for people with disabilities and various experience programs that can help them better appreciate the art.
Succah by the Sea
An attempt to bring this 3,500 years old tradition to the 21st century will be made and this attempt will explore different important topics like ecology, poverty and ritualism. The exhibit will be presented at Marks Park as part of the larger exhibition Sculpture by the sea and will be realized thanks to the partnership with the Jewish organization Shalom. Visit the website for more info.
The Aqualand Artist Talk series
These interesting talk series will take place each Saturday and Sunday (from 10:00am to 03:00pm in Marks Park or Tamarama) during the exhibition and they will give the visitors the chance to meet the Artists and hear their perspectives and their stories about how they created their amazing sculptures. More info here.
More information is available at the Exhibition Site Office in Marks Park and at the Exhibition Information & Merchandise Kiosks. Or visit the website here.
By Luchezar Zanev for Ruby’s Residences.
Liv- Tender L Creative and Deb - a long term resident of Sydney.