From September 9 to 18, things at Currumbin Beach are going to be swell. Yes, the sea will rise and fall. Yes, everyone will have a mighty fine time. And yes, the annual SWELL Sculpture Festival takes over the coastal suburb.
Art lovers looking for a combination of surf, sun and superb creativity, you're in luck, with an eye-catching display of 55 sculptures the highlight of the 14th annual event. It's free, outdoors and open all hours — because every time of the day is a good time for structures by the seaside.
Don't go thinking the festival that's worth a day trip down the coast for is just about sculpture, though. Participate in a photography workshop, see smaller pieces in a gallery setting and spy 3,000 candles among the sand. Or, take a twilight walk, hangout at the festival green, and enjoy a live music lineup that features Cheap Fakes, The Lyrical, Katia Demeester, Felicity Lawless and more.