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Sculpture by the Sea

  • Art, Sculpture and installations
  • Bondi Beach, Bondi Beach
  1. Mu Boyan, 'Horizon'
    Photograph: Supplied/Gareth Carr | Mu Boyan, 'Horizon'
  2. Bruno Catalano, 'Benoit'
    Photograph: Supplied/Charlotte Curd | Bruno Catalano, 'Benoit'
  3. Sculptures by the Sea 2019
    Photograph: Daniel BoudGeraldo Zamproni 'More Than It Seems' at 'Sculpture by the Sea' 2019
  4. Sculptures by the Sea 2019
    Photograph: Daniel Boud
  5. Sculptures by the Sea 2019
    Photograph: Daniel Boud
  6. Sculptures by the Sea 2019
    Photograph: Daniel Boud
  7. Sculptures by the Sea 2019
    Photograph: Daniel Boud

Time Out says

The world’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition celebrates 25 years in 2023

Limber up and slip on those walking shoes – Sculpture by the Sea is landing back in Bondi this October. This is a momentous year for the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023. 

The spectacular 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk is set to be transformed once again with more than 100 eye-catching art installations by Australian and international sculptors. One of Australia’s leading cultural events, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi attracts approximately 450,000 visitors annually over the course of 18 days.

This year’s exhibition will see favourite artists throwing their hats back into the ring (the sea?) including Philip Spelman and Ron Gomboc who join the Double Decade Club; Lucy Barker and Ayako Saito who join the Decade Club; acclaimed Chinese artist Chen Wenling; and Australian sculptors Paul Bacon, Stephen King, Michael Le Grand, John Petrie, James Rogers and Margarita Sampson, who all exhibited in the first Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in 1997.

Sculpture by the Sea began as a one-day exhibition run by volunteers featuring works by 64 artists and attended by 25,000 visitors. Since then, the event has grown to become the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world, featuring numerous esteemed international artists and signalling the beginning of summer in Sydney. We can't wait. 

The free art event will be running from October 20 - November 6 along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. 

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Alannah Le Cross
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Alannah Le Cross


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