“Sculpture By The Sea 2018”: Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition

Grey skies threatened to dull the first days of Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney’s free annual beachside art exhibition, with the unveiling of 107 sculptures along a 2km stretch of coastline at Bondi. While heavy rain over the past few weeks meant a handful of sculptures were yet to be installed, a burst of warm weather on Saturday saw crowds turning up to catch a glimpse of the quirky, startling, contemplative and surreal oceanside artworks.

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks is seen as part of Sculpture By The Sea at Tamarama Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
The sculpture “Land:Place:Site” by NSW artist Wendy Teakel is exhibited along the Bondi to Tamarama Coastal walk as part of the Sculpture by the Sea 2018 exhibition in Sydney, Australia, 18 October 2018. (Photo by Noel McLaughlin/The Guardian)

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
Visitors pose with sculptures titled Shifting Horizons by artist April Pine, part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibiton in Sydney on October 19, 2018. The annual event showcases artists from all over the world exhibited on the coastal walk between Bondi Beach and Tamarama. (Photo by Peter Parks/AFP Photo)

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
Ziptide by Rima Zabaneh and Berenice Rarig is seen as part of Sculpture By The Sea at Tamarama Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jessica Wyld/The Guardian)

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
Sargasso Sphere by Elizabeth Kelly is seen as part of Sculpture By The Sea at Tamarama Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by G. Carr/The Guardian)

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
Conversations Found in Translation by Hossein Valamanesh is seen as part of Sculpture By The Sea at Tamarama Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jessica Wyld/The Guardian)

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
The Face by Deborah Halpern is seen as part of Sculpture By The Sea at Tamarama Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Charlotte Curd/The Guardian)

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
Counterpoints by Penelope Forlano is seen as part of Sculpture By The Sea at Tamarama Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by G. Carr/The Guardian)

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
Flight by Rhiannon West is seen as part of Sculpture By The Sea at Tamarama Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Noel McLaughlin/The Guardian)

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
Flight by Rhiannon West is seen as part of Sculpture By The Sea at Tamarama Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Noel McLaughlin/The Guardian)

"Sculpture By The Sea 2018": Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition
The Sculpture Bank (2017) by Chinese artist Mu Boyan is exhibited along the Bondi to Tamarama Coastal walk as part of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney, Australia, October 18, 2018. (Photo by Charlotte Curd/The Guardian)

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