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.
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) Continue reading »
A mirrored artwork is turning heads in Sydney with its eye-catching optical illusion. Continue reading »
Mikayla Kelly poses during The SMASH – Sydney Manga and Anime Show at Rosehill Gardens on August 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor ‘gallery’ of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world’s most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails. It positions Sydney as the creative hub of Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and delivers both innovative live entertainment and creative inspiration on a grand scale.
The creative people of the world – from industry professionals to aspiring practitioners to the merely curious – are invited to Sydney annually to watch the city transform into a breathtaking canvas of creative expression. For 18 days, creative practitioners, corporate professionals, families and people of all generations take advantage of Sydney’s mild winter weather and engage with a truly spectacular event.
Sydney’s Vivid winter festival has lit up many of the city’s iconic buildings, bringing light and music to the harbour city. The Opera House is lit up as part of Sydney’s Vivid winter festival.
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A swimmer stops short of a red algae bloom at Sydney’s Clovelly Beach on November 27, 2012, which closed some beaches for swimming including Bondi Beach for a period of time. While the red algae, known as Noctiluca scintillans or sea sparkle, has no toxic effects, people are still advised to avoid swimming in areas with discoloured water because the algae, which can be high in ammonia, can cause skin irritation. (William West/AFP Photo) Continue reading »
Sydney will be the scene of an amazing celebration of colour this spring, featuring a house that rains on the inside, ghosts of bohemian Sydney, eerie faces in the park, an urban jungle cube and free vintage bus rides. From 21 September to 21 October, the city’s streets, parks, squares and laneways will be inspired by Art & About Sydney 2012, with works from international and Australian artists, curators, major cultural institutions and the people of Sydney. Continue reading »
Sculptures by the Sea is a huge free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, spread out over a 1.3-mile coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama beach in Sydney, featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world. (Rob Griffith/Associated Press) Continue reading »