Lovers of outdoor sculpture, you no longer have to wait until October for your waterfront fix. That's because the good folks at Sculpture by the Sea are again teaming up with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority for Sculpture at Barangaroo, which will take over the Barangaroo Reserve from August 5 through August 20. The now annual event will feature 14 spectacular outdoor works, created by nine Australian artists.
This year, five of the pieces are brand new, while the other nine are existing sculptures that have been handpicked for their suitability to the site by curator Geoffrey Edwards. Edwards aims to showcase the three streams of sculpture — classic, modernist and autonomous works — through his selections. His focus lands on compelling Indigenous artworks from local artists that draw on the 'geographical significance' of the region.
Established and emerging artists are represented, with featured artists including Adam King from the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative and esteemed Australian sculptor Michael Le Grand, who will be celebrated with a mini-retrospective of six works. Other exhibiting artists include: Richard Tipping, Nicole Monks, Cave Urban, Andrew Rogers, Tereasa Trevor, Christopher Langton and Elyssa Sykes-Smith. The park will be open 24/7, with exhibition hours encouraged during daylight from 8:00am-6:00pm daily.
Sculpture at Barangaroo runs August 5-20 at the Barangaroo Reserve. More details at Barangaroo's website.