One of my personal highlights for a Sydney spring is the annual Sculpture by the Sea event that extends between Bondi and Tamarama beaches. It ticks a heap of my boxes. I get a cultural injection through some spectacular sculpture, a landscape hit from the location and the setting of the artworks, plus a great day by the beach.
Each November the foreshore and headland parks betweeen Bondi (from the Icebergs) through to Tamarama Beach are transformed through a mass of sculptural artworks. The incredibly popular and free exhibition is in its fifteenth year. The Sculptures range from the absolutely divine to the completely ridiculous, but all are set perfectly along the picturesque coastal walk pathway.
We ventured out on a hot sunny Sunday to merge with the masses enjoying both the weather and the sculpture. As it was the first weekend, there were crowds. Pre munchkins Mr Perfect and I would venture down after work and enjoy the sculptures by twilight and minimise the crowd factor, which is a much better option if you’re able to take it. The Drama Queen loved the sculpture, she fell in love with so many of them. She enjoyed the sculpture so much she didn’t even notice the playgrounds along the way!
We only managed to see half the artworks, so we will be making a return trip to see the rest. With over 100 sculptures there’s plenty there for more than one visit!
I’ll let the sculpture speak for itself.
Sculpture by the Sea is on until 20 November. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, this may just be your solution!