Every October, since 1997, something amazing happens to the Sydney coastline between Tamarama and Bondi. Like beautiful, intriguing mushrooms, sculptures sprout from the rocks and sand to beautify and challenge an already unimpeachable vistas.
Sculpture by the Sea – the 17-year-old perennial installation masterminded by David Handley – draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the shores of some of Sydney’s favourite beaches. And for good reason.
We make a point of heading to Bronte Beach and doing the three-kilometre walk to Bondi Beach every year to see the art. It’s got to be the most impressive gallery in the world. We’re really looking forward to this year’s exhibition.
Sculpture by the Sea 2013 starts on Thursday 24 October and finishes Sunday 10 November. We try to go mid-week as the weekends are so busy it’s sometimes hard to relax and enjoy the art and the views.
There are two other venues for this spectacular event: Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia and Aarhus, Denmark, but they run at different times of the year.