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Sculpture by the Sea has begun

For its 21st birthday, Bondi’s Sculpture by the Sea is promising an exhibition to put all others to shame

Since 1997, Sculpture by the Sea has brought to the public a free exhibition to present the best international and Australian contemporary art, and this year marks one of the most diverse exhibitions, with artists from Denmark to Japan having their work displayed.

From 500 submissions, approximately 100 artists from 31 countries will have their works strewn from Tamarama to Bondi Beach.

This year’s exhibition hinges off recurring themes of education, relationships, friendship and reflection.

Exhibiting for the first time this year are Sophie Lanigan and Isobel Lord, Bondi locals who recall visiting the annual exhibition as teenagers. Sophie’s experience interning with Sculpture by the Sea inspired her to produce her own public outdoor works, and this year, Lord and Lanigan’s “Temple” will feature as a piece toying with overarching themes of recurrence and reflection.

The Glue Society’s “Hot with the Chance of a Late Storm”, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2006, L. Beaumount

Another 2017 highlight will be the recurrence of artist James Dive whose 2006 work with The Glue Society, “Hot with the Chance of a Late Storm” propelled him into stardom with its verisimilitude, humour and environmental commentary. Dive will return this year with “What a Tasty Looking Burger” which will similarly strike up conversation and laughs amongst the public.

Bondi’s Sculpture by the Sea will be running all day from October 19 to November 5 from Tamarama to Bondi Beach.

(Featured Image:┬áNicole Larkin’s “Dynamics in Impermanence”, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2016)

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