“Rio has Cristo Redentor. Sydney has… Dave.”
Sydney October 2016 (14 photos)
Sculpture by the Sea is back for 2016, now in its 20th year. There are 104 sculptures by 103 artists from 17 different countries this year. Originally a one day exhibition in 1997, this year Sculpture by the Sea runs from 20 October to 7 November. During this time, the 2 km coastal walk from Tamarama Beach to Bondi Beach will play host to thousands of people daily. It is estimated that approximately 500,000 people visited the exhibition in 2014.
DAVE, by Cathyann Coady.
Statement: “Dave” is ‘in-between’ on the spectrum. With outstretched arms, he embraces his truth, raising the question of whether contemporary society has the foresight to live in harmony with the diversity of people that inhabit it.
Dave seems to be one of the favourites of this year’s event.
“Magic Carpet Ride”
CONCRETE CARPET, by Alice McAuliffe.
Statement: Carpet design rendered onto concrete (or rock in this case) by a high pressure water cleaner creates a contrast between the opulent design and the utilitarian footpath.
“When you live underneath the radar, there’s no way that you’re ever gonna get far”
SIGNED, by Jonathan Leahey.
Statement: Signed represents the cynical reality that leaves little room for simple and spontaneous creativity.
“H2O, the building block of life”
MEMORY LANE, by Fiona Kemp.
Statement: Like the ocean, we are a body of water, and water, a basic building block of life, permeates our collective memory; a lap lane of memory.
“A shiny bag of tricks”
TRAVELLING BAG, by Yumin Jing.
Statement: Expresses the idea of ‘moving art’. It uses ‘moving’ art language to show the artist’s enthusiasm and expectation of the city.
“The remains of the day”
EMBRACE, by Geoffrey Bartlett.
Statement: Represents the embrace of two disparate but dependant forces”
The sun shines east. The sun shines west
But I know where the sun shines best
This is Part 1 of my 5 part Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2016 series. Please click the link to see my previous yearly Sculpture by the Sea Bondi series going back to 2013.