This year’s Sculptures by the Sea started on Tuesday 20th October. To avoid unexpected rainy weekends and the possibility to cancel a visit to Bondi, we decided to take a visit on the Saturday 24th October where the weather forecast predicted the weather to be cloudy with warm temperatures at about 24-25 degrees celsius. Fortunately, Bondi is always offering the best weather ! 25 degrees in the South, West or North is never the same as when you’re at the Beach, especially in Bondi.
Instead of commuting to the event, we decided to take a drive from home to the place. Despite it being busy as usual (being a weekend!), we were lucky enough to find parking in about 10 minutes but the downside was that it was a 2 hour parking spot. So we parked at Tamarama Beach and started our Sculptures journey from Tamarama on the sand. Then when our 2 hours was up, we walked back to our car & drove to Bondi Beach. This time, we continued from Bondi end of the sculptures route and continued till we reached the midway point which we came to before moving our car! It wasn’t a waste of time as it was perfect to be able to have a quick stroll back and forth along the shores! The view is spectacular!
So I was able to capture some of the sculptures but together, there is just too many to look at. So visit the galleries page on Sculptures by the Sea website, where you’ll be able to see some of the other sculptures which I haven’t attached below.
Despite only including a few photos below, all of the sculptures this year were spectacular. As they say, art is art. Art offers many different perspectives in seeing the world, seeing things around us, and interpreting what we see. What I love about this kind of event is that at every single sculpture, it takes me several minutes because I’d have to stand and look at it deeply. I’m there unintentionally interpreting what the artwork means to me, what it may be and what it might be from the artist’s perspective. In the world of art, there is no right and wrong, and that’s what I love- it’s a world opened to your own interpretation.
‘dust’ – Norton Flavel
‘the bottles’ – RCM Collective
That yellow cube you can see in the distance is ‘cairn’ by Morgan Jones. It truly is a long, but inspirational walk.
‘intuitive sense of connection’ – Andrea Vinkovic
‘incendiary’ – David McCracken
‘space time continuum v4’ – Clayton Thompson
‘king coal’ – Louis Pratt
‘swing oval’ – Tsukasa Nakahara
‘speed trap’ – Richard Tipping
‘bjf13’ – Ben Fasham
‘permanent sunset’ – Alejandro Propato
As we spent heaps of time at each artwork, we did sneak in a bit of time to capture the beautiful scenery in our portraits. Take a look at some of the shots we took from the walk :
If you’ve yet been to Bondi Beach to see these sculptures, or have never ever been to Bondi Beach (?!), I highly recommend this time of the year – 2 birds with 1 stone! Fortunately, dates are already released so mark these into your calendars: up, from 20th October – 6th November 2016.