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Sculpture by the Sea 2019

The seaside sculpture exhibition returns to Bondi for its 23rd year.
By James Whitton
October 03, 2019
By James Whitton
October 03, 2019

One of Sydney's favourite art events will turn 23 this year as Sculpture by the Sea returns for 2019. Kicking off on Thursday, October 24, two clicks of Sydney's most picturesque coastline will be even more breathtaking as it's transformed into a living, breathing artscape once again.

Over 100 epic pieces from both Australian and international artists will be on show on the two-kilometre coastal track linking Bondi and Tamarama beaches. While the full list of works is yet to be revealed, you can expect one piece from NSW sculptor Dave Horton, whose work Yesternight reflected won the Sculpture by the Sea top prize in 2007. Use this handy map to plan your meander and keep your fingers crossed for good weather — the whole thing runs until November 10.

There's also the chance for a chinwag with the artists themselves at the Aqualand Artist Talks series, which will take place each Saturday and Sunday of the exhibition. Plus, it coincides with this year's Sydney Sculpture Conference to be held at the Art Gallery of NSW if you can't get enough of the art form.

This could be the last year Bondi hosts the event — Sculpture by the Sea has been at loggerheads with Waverley Council over the design of a new path that will 'greatly compromise' the exhibition. In July, organisers said they were actively looking for a new home, calling for expressions of interest from other coastal councils in Sydney and around Australia.

Images: Trent van der Jagt.

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