Sydney October 2014 (9 photos)
The 18th annual Sculpture by the sea exhibition at Bondi is now in its final week. This free public event, running from 23 October to 9 November, includes 109 exhibiting artists from 16 countries around the world. It is held along the 1.2km coastal walk between Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach.
LOOK WHO’S HERE…, by Janaki Lele.
Statement: The work explores animal forms, nature and architecture through paper. The technique and subject matter kindles curiosity and amusement.
“We know what you did last summer”
THE GUARDIANS, by Carla Gottgens.
Statement: They are here to oversee and protect. Often unnoticed, hidden and shunned. Friend or foe? They are the guardians.
During my descent via these steps, I wondered why people were stopping to take photos of the steps. It wasn’t until I got to the bottom that I turned around and looked back at the steps. Some of the exhibits are easily missed if you don’t know where to look.
“Ground control to Major Tom”
NOTHIN’ BUT SKY, by Braddon Snape.
Statement: The work beckons one to immerse themselves, to funnel and focus their view of the expansive Australian sky, in a moment of isolation.
If you’re wondering, yes I did stick my head through the hole in the sculpture and looked up. I also checked my catalogue over and over again, to see if the flying car was part of the exhibit. Later that night, I learnt that the flying car was a publicity stunt to promote Movember, which in turn is a month long promotion for men’s health issues.
Sorry, couldn’t help myself with a little creative editing…
“Your time will come”
REQUIEM PIECE, by Stephen Harrison.
Statement: The work is inspired by symbolism, mythology and the graveyards of Paris and Prague.
“Joining the queue”
CHAIN REACTION, by Michael Van Dam.
Statement: Everything we do effects (sic) others, whether it’s acts of kindness or of violence. It’s all linked. For every action there is a chain reaction.
I thought you might like a view of part of the coastal walkway, standing at the Bondi start point and looking south. Fortunately, this wasn’t a busy time of the day. The exhibits are dotted around the path.
This is part 2 of a 5 part series.