Sculpture by the Sea

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Sculpture by the Sea 2018
Photograph: Daniel Boud Mu Boyan 'Bank'

More than 100 sculptures from Australia and abroad transform the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk into a temporary sculpture park

Now in its 22nd year, Sculpture by the Sea is one of Sydney's key annual arts events, drawing more than 500,000 to the 2km coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama to enjoy site-specific sculptures by top artists and emerging talents from Australia and abroad.

This year will include a work from inflatable sculpture masters Maurice Goldberg and Matthew Aberline, and a surprisingly political work from Daniel Clemmett, commenting on America's gun culture using recycled steel car bonnets. Matthew Gill is taking a more introspective approach with a large androgynous head sculpture depicting anxiety and depression.

The line-up each year features plenty of local heroes and attracts a strong contingent of regular entrants – no small thanks to the $70,000 acquisitive prize. But the most captivating works can come from the least-known artists; all it takes is a great idea.

Check out our gallery of this year's Sculpture by the Sea and hit list for the best art to see this month.

By: Time Out editors


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