Those of you who are regular followers of my blog, will know that I occasionally write about places and events in Sydney as we are frequent visitors to this beautiful city, and have many family members living in Sydney.
I have written about my brother’s daily walks and swims at Bondi beach, with a group of friends. Amongst the group is photographer Tim Read, who takes wonderful photos, and has been featured in my blog posts occasionally.
This year he has some splendid photos of an annual event in Sydney called Sculpture by the Sea.
Every year (except during the pandemic) artists from all over the world enter their work to be chosen to exhibit along the Bondi to Tamarama Beach coastal walk.
Sculpture at the Sea runs for three weeks, and during that time it features more than one hundred sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
I don’t have the name of the wooden sculpture, however the sculpture in the distance is called “Folly Interstice” by Tony Davis.
Unfortunately I don’t have the name of two of the photos below, but each sculpture tells a story..
This sculpture was described as “two rings of Spanish black granite with different surfaces and are twisted five times to form one large ring.”
Congratulations to the artist Bruno Catalano who received the prize for the People’s Choice Award. I’m not surprised it is so popular, as it is eye catching!
Congratulations to Tony Davis who received the Aqualand Sculpture Award for his sculpture called “Folly Interstice” This is a difficult sculpture to describe as it needs to be experienced. Here is a link to Tony’s explanation of the sculpture…a short but very interesting insight into his sculpture.
These two cherries have the countries of the globe sketched onto them. As the exhibition was packing up, Tim took one last photo of this sculpture and wrote that, according to the program, the red spots on the cherries represent the areas of the globe where global warming is more prominent.
He said, “the accompanying sunrise made it hard to resist”
Many thanks to Tim Read for his generosity in sharing his photos. The sculptures, the blue skies and the light at dawn… a wonderful peaceful experience during these turbulent times.
Photo Copyright Tim Read: All Rights Reserved.
12 Replies to “Bondi: Sculpture by the Sea”
Thank you so much for sharing such interesting works, what a set of powerful images.
Yes, the sculptures look all the more powerful placed along the coast.
Applause to these very talented sculptors and photographers. Beautiful show, beautiful setting – it doesn’t get a lot more exciting for the eyes to behold.
Yes, I agree Judy, a beautiful show…one day I’ll go in person.
Oh, my!!! If I lived closer…I love seeing sculpture outside. Somehow they seem to be more in their element outdoors. My absolute favorite is The Crossroads of Different Temporal Moments. Great piece, great title.
Yes, that is true, the sculptures look wonderful outside. I also liked the sculpture ‘The Crossroads of Different Temporal Moments’….and what a title!
Thanks Barbara, Tim’s photos are wonderful
I enjoyed this sculptural feast a lot, though I must admit that some of the art was more appealing than others. I think that ‘Infinity’ was my favourite.
Yes some sculptures definitely appeal more than others, but ‘Infinity’ was very striking, and well placed looking over the coast.
What fascinating sculptures, I enjoyed them all. The lobster had me smiling.xxx
Thanks for commenting, yes, the sculptures are great, I thought you would like The Lobster!