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By Sarah Ward
September 09, 2019
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By Sarah Ward
September 09, 2019
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We're all sculptors. Don't believe us? If you've ever taken a bucket, filled it with sand, plonked it onto the shore and shaped it with your bare hands, then you've sculpted something. With that it mind, it makes sense that part of the Gold Coast would celebrate the art form on its beach — but there's more than just sandcastles on offer.

Returning for its 17th outing from Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 22, SWELL Sculpture Festival features everything from salvaged items to installations to small-scale sculptures, plus guided twilight walks, a beachside film screening and artist talks as well. In total, the ten-day festival will bring over 50 works to Currumbin Beach for an event that attracts more than 275,000 visitors each year.

While most of the program is free and simply involves walking along the sand, if you'd like to spend some cash, you can also learn a new skill. The ticketed lineup includes a class on limestone carving, as well as arty sessions for kids if you have young sculpture fans in tow.

Image: Karl Meyer, Foci. Leximagery. 

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