Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition to date with 111 sculptures on Sydney’s beach. It is on now until 10 November 2019.
The exhibition transforms part of Sydney’s coastline into a 2km long sculpture park with participation from hundreds of artists from both Australia and across the world.
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is in the 23rd year of exhibition. It began in 1997, a one-day event showing 64 sculptures and produced by volunteers out of a lounge room. For a total budget of $11,000, 25,000 people attended the first event.
As one of Sydney’s best attended (and photographed) events, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi attracts approximately 450,000 visitors over the course of 18 days and signals the beginning of summer in Sydney.
A highlight of the exhibition is a showcase of 10 acclaimed Czech and Slovak artists in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, including a work by Czech Republic’s most infamous and controversial artist, David Černý, who famously painted the Monument to Soviet Tank Crews memorial in Prague pink in 1991.
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is happening now until 10 November 2019.
This article is provided by Destination New South Wales and edited by Jessy Wong