Swell Sculpture Festival

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Every year a beautiful sculpture festival is set up along the beach at Currumbin on the Gold Coast and it is definitely worth a visit.

Sculptures from a range of Local, national and international artist line the pathway and spill onto the sand, making a lovely slow walk along. It is such a fabulous way to get the whole family into appreciating art. Being able to wander around the sculptures and interact with some, makes it truly accessible art for the masses.

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rainbow-sculpture

Kirsten Baade; Swirls

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Nick Warfield; Gangaroo

Greg Windsor Lighfboat

Greg Windsor;  Lighfboat

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Lots of pieces give us pause for thought and create conversation about art or current political and environmental issues, others are just for fun, and to make you smile play with ideas and materials.

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Dion Parker; I was here

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Mike Van Dam; Life is a Masquerade

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One permanent fixture on the walk is this relaxed bronze goddess on the beach. I think she just encapsulates the whole feel of Currumbin.

The number of kidlets I saw wandering along the beach peering at the interactive sculptures with big smiles on their faces, really makes you see what a great afternoon out this is.

I think Sandy the dog walker was one of my favourites, I loved the fun dogs, and it was created right here in Queensland by the creatives at Monte Lupo.

Sandy the dog walker

Monte Lupo; Sandy the Dog Walker

Walking along the beach in the afternoon, watching the light from the setting sun change to a calming blue.

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Leisa Russell; Cocoons

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Kris Martin; Earth Being

At the end of the walk there is an opportunity for you to vote for your favourite and programs are $5. Make a day of it by checking out the website first to see when the entertainment will be around and take a picnic, or choose from some of the local yummy food vans, here is the website

http://www.swellsculpture.com.au

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Clayton Blake Project Bread bread-pyramid

Clayton Blake; Project Bread

2 thoughts on “Swell Sculpture Festival

  1. Wow what amazing photographs! I live at Currumbin and each year I love strolling along the beachfront admiring the creativity. There was some seriously impressive sculptures and art there this year – its almost like it does keep getting better and better each year. The dog walker was one of my faves too! X

    1. I feel like it gets better every year too! I just think it is the loveliest day out! And totally worth the drive, for those of us not lucky enough to live so close! xx

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