“Not all those who wonder, wander”
Sydney October 2014 (7 photos)
The 18th annual Sculpture by the sea exhibition at Bondi ends this weekend. This free public event 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.
THE WANDERER, by Sean Henry.
Statement: The artist’s sculptures of anonymous people exist alongside us but go beyond the narrow limits of simply imitating life through subtle changes to colour, scale and material.
“Time and tide wait for no man”
VESSELS OF DESTINY, by Melissa McElhone.
Statement: The vessels are inspired by journey and its resulting life changes.
OUR MEMORY IN YOUR PLACE, by Byeong Doo Moon.
Statement: The passion and ideals of humanity are reconstructed and represented metaphorically in this bird.
“Cook on high for 10 minutes, baste, turn over, then see the skin cancer doctor”
WE’RE FRYIN’ OUT HERE, by Andrew Hankin.
Statement: This work asks us to stop and think about the damaging effects of the sun, and the need to ‘cook’ ourselves at the beach.
Everyone’s heard of Bondi Beach but perhaps Tamarama Beach (or Glamarama Beach as it is known locally) is not so well known. The approach on both sides is via a descent from the cliff tops which offers a nice view which you can appreciate in the next photo.
There was a cluster of sculptures at the beach, including the COUNTER, by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman which you can see above. The artist’s statement about his work was, “Everyone has a choice; to be counted or not to be counted”. On day 1 I was number 1622.
WINE TALK, by Richard Tipping.
Statement: Taste, including aroma, is an intense personal experience yet hard to describe. The work uses delicious words sounded on the tongue to summon fresh tastes.
“Only the penitent man shall pass”
SNAKES AND LADDERS, by Hannah Kidd.
Statement: A play on a childhood board game that cheerfully instructs us on the trials of life.
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This is part 3 of a 5 part series:
Sculpture by the sea, Bondi 2014 (5)
Sculpture by the sea, Bondi 2014 (4)
Sculpture by the sea, Bondi 2014 (2)
193 thoughts on “Sculpture by the sea, Bondi 2014 (3)”
great exhibition I’m really impressed by the fry
It’s an important social message. Thanks.
Those artists had a sense of humor when they created their piece
True, and that’s what makes them stand out.
Another fun tour. Nice work.
The shore… the ocean… (sigh…..)…. beautiful captures. Thank you.
Thank you. It does have that effect on people. Glad you liked it. 🙂
Very quirky and innovative. I love the view from above.
Thank you. I did have a different title for the first one, but then I remembered your feelings towards that overused quote, so I changed it. 🙂
Oh, you don’t have to worry about what I think. I’m not the ruler of the blog universe. 😉 I quite like what you went with, though.
No problem. The quote from Tolkien is an overused line though. 🙂
This group of photos sure gave us something to wonder about and we didn’t have to wander far. 🙂
Seems like I just wrote a poem about wondering. lol
Thank you. You did. 🙂
The huge frying pan says it all!!
It’s an important message, often ignored.
There are some very creative people around. Thank you.
Amazing sculptures although I did do a quick double take at the “guy” standing by the bench 😉
Thank you. He blended in well. 🙂
Great shots of these cool sculptures, Dragon. I really like the photo of the “Cook on high for 10 minutes…” sculpture. The three young and beautiful women in the “pan” are going to see their see the skin cancer doctor soon… Enjoyed the tour. 🙂
Thanks, Amy. It’s a great sculpture, and I was lucky they came along and posed there for me. 🙂
amazing photos once again, Lignum… first one is striking, for the contrast between the sculpture and the real living breathing people… LOVE the time and tide wait for noone, great concept and you have captured it beautifully so we can enjoy the tiny details of the sculpture… the frying pan lol… um… the three sunbathers were not part of the sculpture I guess? lol 🙂
it’s a great celebration of creativity, the whole thing… thanks for sharing!!
Thank you very much, Alex. I was standing up the top of the cliff and saw those 3 girls go into the frying pan and lie down, whilst their friend took their photo. Just lucky timing, and others were doing it too. 🙂
it must have been fun to FB-tag their photos then “from a frying pan” lol:))) this is what I call interactive art…
I got a couple like this, but mostly from beach level. Much much better with the overview from above. 🙂
have you done a post on the red thistles (I think ?!) that I can see in one of the pictures… a row of red somethings… hmm.. look interesting…
I’m not happy with the photos I took of it, so I’m leaving it out.
It is called EVIDENCE BASED RESEARCH-CROSSING THE LINE, by Julie Collins and Derek John.Their statement is: Trees represent the victims of years of drought and are transformed into symbols of red alert.
so interesting.. thank you for taking the time to explain this to me… 🙂
My pleasure. Have a great weekend, Alex. 🙂
I love the wire peacock and the frying pan ! And thanks for including the wider perspective of Tamarama beach so that I could see how the sculptures were set out.
You’re welcome. It’s a nice little beach and they cluster a lot of sculptures there.
You have the coolest different types of exhibit in your neck of the woods. How fortunate you are!
I guess we are. They like to encourage us to get out of the house. 🙂
Fantastic images, Lignum!
I love that peacock.
Thanks, Lisa. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead.
That beautiful Tamarama Beach . . . and spectacular shots of the installations Lignum!
Many thanks, Patti. It’s the only time of the year the beautiful people relax their rules and allow the dragon onto “Glamarama”. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Incredible!!!! Absolutely incredible!!! Love all of them, but, perhaps, my favourites are the lonely man and the Frying pan!!!
Thanks. I like it when you can interact with the art. 🙂
Can one really wonder and wander at the same time? Even Sir Isaac Newton sat under the apple tree, in wonder. I love that shot of the “water fowl”…how can I best describe it? I think exquisite is the word for me. You know I can easily tell people I was at the 18th annual Sculpture by the sea exhibition at Bondi Haven’t I seen it all, Lignum??
That’s the beauty of the internet – armchair travel. Glad you could visit there through my photos. 🙂
I enjoyed, tremendously. Best wishes!
Have a great day ahead. 🙂
Superb installations. They seem to be becoming increasingly common. There have been several in the UK this year and they are great fun, not to say challenging, to capture them all. Well done with this set.
I think it’s a good idea to take art out of museums and bring it to the public. In a public area, the choice becomes photographing the art alone or integrating it with the human element. It can be challenging.
Powerful shots. Interesting statements for the statues. Art is like a dialog. It creates it’s own life in us. I still remember time by time your photos from last year event.
Thank you. Everything is open to individual interpretation, and that’s good. Have a great weekend ahead. 🙂
Thank you, you too. You are right, it’s weekend already.:)
Great shot of Tamarama Beach. I feel they could leave the Fry Pan there permanently. Haha.
I’m in love with the Peacock, but there’s something special about the way you captured the Vessels of Destiny. Amazing.
Maybe the skin cancer council will buy it and move it around the beaches. It’s a great design idea. 🙂
Thank you very much. 🙂
awesome pictures.. i love that colors ❤
Thank you. 🙂
Thank you. A most interesting tour. The snakes and ladder piece is a little …threatening, isn’t it?
Only if your name is Indiana. Killer birds that will peck your eyes out are a different matter though. 🙂
I love this sculptures, dear Lignum.
Water Fowl was my favourite! ⭐
All the best to you, Aquileana 😀
Thank you, Aquileana. Glad you liked it. Have a great weekend.
I love the peacock, very beautiful and frying pan with people whose frying in there 😉
The color of the shy on your picture make me dream…
Have a lovely week end my dear Draco 🙂
The peacock really glistened in the sun, and looked wonderful against the water and sky.
Thanks Sophie. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend too.
Oh thank you so much for sharing these! I imagine it must have been a fabulous sight to see as well as a most enjoyable outing. I just ❤ your photos1 😀
Thank you very much. It really was a great way to spend a day. The artists are so talented.
Great photos! I like the peacock one. The exhibition looks spectacular and the weather is certainly looking nicer than here 😉 Hope you are having a great weekend!
Thanks, Indah. The weather can be variable this time of the year, but I was lucky on the days I went. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
What a cool exhibition and great series of photos… The ocean behind the Peacock is a great shot, my fav!
Thank you very much. It was a very eye-catching sculpture.
Oh, these exhibitions and festivals in Sydney! Thank you for sharing pieces from the whole, it’s enough to make Sydney such a cool destination 🙂
Great pictures as well! My favourite is the first one, there’s a mixture of feelings, thoughts and … expectation.
Wish you a great week ahead! 🙂
Thank you very much. Sculptures by the sea is such a great idea, and the setting is so wonderfull for it.
Have a great week ahead too.
You share such marvelous works of art!
Why don’t I live down under – everything looks better down under 😦 Have a great day at work Draco.That first quote about not wandering wonderers who is it by? I love your scenes, the art in Sydney the spirit, your strolls – how can I be nostalgic about the place I have never seen…..
Guess. 🙂 The real quote is from J.R.R. Tolkien:
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
Thanks for visiting Sydney with me, Paula. 🙂
Shouldn’t u be at work, just as much as I should sleep? I think that I.am closer to.solving the mystery now 😉 or maybe not. Hope u.won’t stay Batman forever 😀
Well, hello 😀
Another wonderful series. So lucky to have such accessible art. I love the peacock and the irony of the people sunbathing in the frying pan. 🙂
Just between you and me, I had hopes of catching a bodybuilder or bikini clad girls by the peacock statue. Then my title would have been “peacockS”. Sadly, it wasn’t to be. 🙂
The display of art in such an outdoor location is just a brilliant idea.
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Great exhibition! I would love to visit there! #raypublishing
Thanks. It’s worth a visit.
Wow, I loved this!
I would love to see this in person! Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure to share it with you. Thank you.
Beautiful photos! Gives me a glimpse into a whole new world. Thank you!!
Art and the coastline – a symbiotic relationship. It’s a wonderful day out.
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Thank you for sharing these wonderful photographs of the art. The Frying Pan is a great idea – I wonder if everyone will get the message?!
Thanks for looking. Some will, some won’t – it’s human nature. But skin cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in Australian society.
These are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.
My pleasure. Thanks for taking a look.
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So happy to see that the Wood Dragon is Freshly Pressed! Much deserved. 🙂
Thank you very much. And good to see a familiar face today. 🙂
Really terrific sculptures! Thank you for sharing.
Glad to. Thank you.
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I love great photographs
it’s very nice work
Beautiful art, very appreciative!
Thank you kindly.
I like this
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Stunning images, Draco – so beautifully presented.
Thank you kindly, Dina. 🙂
what humor )))
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Sculpture by the sea, bondi 2014
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Nothing better than an early morning walk from Bondi to Bronte, stunning Art on an incredible coast line. Homesickxx, I am living here in Melbourne … but considering a sea change back to SydneyX Thanks for sharing great shots
You’re welcome. It’s a great walk even without the sculptures. And a great venue for this event. People flock there for it.
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More nice sculpture pics from Down Under…
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Amazing pictures ❤ ❤
Thank you. 🙂
Great shots 🙂 ! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you very much, Kamila.
Gorgeous photos! I went to Sculptures by the Sea a few years ago when visiting Sydney and these have really brought back beautiful memories, thank you!
Thank you very much. It’s a great location and a great day out. Glad you got to enjoy being there.
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Didn’t make it in person and even if I had I think I would have found it too crowded by the time I could have got there. But I have enjoyed the exhibition through your lens – probably even better than being there as you had to do the jostling through the crowds to get the shots. Many, many thanks for all your amazing images 🙂
Too bad you didn’t get there, but you’re right, the crowds are large. The coastal walk from Bondi goes South to Coogee, passing Waverley Cemetery along the way, and needs a couple of hours.
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Some amazing images from lignumdraco of Sculpture by the Sea Bondi. Very impressive. Must Read.
Ah – wonderful pictures and wonderful sculpture – how I miss Sydney
Thank you very much.
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Thanks for sharing these fantastic pictures and statements. Excellent!
You’re welcome. I think it helps to know what the artist’s intentions were.
The Vessels of Destiny are really cool, and you’ve photographed them in a really great way Draco! Lots of wonderful art, such a great exhibition! 🙂
Thank you, Elina. They were very well placed on the side of a hill with Bondi beach as a backdrop.
Fantastic shot of the ‘vessels’. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
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I was very lucky to catch Sculpture on the final Sunday. Unfortunately I missed checking out the sculptures at Bronte but thanks for the pictures 🙂
The crowds would have large that day. Glad you got to go.
Yeah me too 😉
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AWESOME!!!! I would love to go there!
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Sorry to come over sentimental but on another grey Novemeber day…….
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A very cool collection of sculptures. Thanks to https://lignumdraco.wordpress.com/ for the effort of making them available digitally
This is a great collection of images. Goes to show the many nuances of site specific installations. Helped me a lot and hope to help many others too.
Thank you. Many of the sculptures took full advantage of their particular location, thereby blending and interacting with it. It was well done. Thank you.
Waw amazing piktures
Blue sky and the Sea,
Driving us to breath as long
Love it. Over here in WA we have the Cottesloe, Sculpture by the Sea. And I’m so lucky it is on my doorstep!
Thanks. That’s a spectacular location for it too.
Just amazingly awesome! Awesome concept with the whole frying pan and frying yourself , reminds me of my sister. Love this , thank you so much for sharing this with us all.
And just 100 metres away from the frying pan, near the water’s edge, hundreds were sun baking on the beach. Life is full of irony.
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Great photos of great sculptures, thanks for sharing!
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Wow, such beautiful artwork and photography.
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Glamarama sounds cool as opposed to the heat 😀
I need to go to the gym for a few weeks before they’ll let me in the Glamarama crowd. 😉
Love the peacock on here, that must be the prettiest sculpture I’ve seen – beautiful! 🙂
Definitely an eye catching piece, and striking on the beach set against the waves. Glad you like it.
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…in a good way, I hope.
Yes, always in a positive way!
So creative. Wish I’d been there.
It a pleasant way to spend a few hours, or days.