Sculptures by the Sea

Sculptures by the Sea is an annual event in Sydney,
this is the first time I had the opportunity to attend. 

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It meant walking twelve kilometres along the stunning coastline
with coffee trucks at convenient locations. Tough I know …

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The sculptures were creative but most lacked connection to the location
or comment on our current situation.

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My photos framed them well but set against the vast backdrop of sea and sky
they didn’t really speak to the setting.

These were our choices of those that did speak to us. 

Please get creative and share what these exhibits say to you?


  1. This reminds me of the sand sculptures contests on the costs of the states.
    Were recycled materials used. Each photo/ artist must have wanted to convey something. I liked that one photo where it looked like almost invisible plant or animal feelers were rising out of the sand. Like the backwards roots of something seeking clean air.

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  2. Interesting and creative sculptures, for sure! Fun to see! 🙂
    The first one is intriguing to me…it looks like the “vehicle” has been sitting still for so long and makes me think about…

    We must not stay still for too long
    We must get up and dance to the song
    Move and groove
    Walk and talk
    Drive and thrive
    Don’t want life to expire
    Whilst sitting still on our tires! 😉
    Don’t want to get stuck in any ruts
    By sitting too long on our butts! 😀

    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  3. Nice collection, Kate. While I agree most works may or may not resonate with profound messages, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, newspapers, television, etc., etc., keep us suitably vexed.

    There’s something to be said about scintillating without bothering. Much great art does “bother,” but it shouldn’t have a monopoly.

    I particularly enjoy the second picture, the transparent pylons (or whatever) on the beach. It fascinates, and it’s inspired me to “scroll up” numerous times now for a seventh, eighth, ninth… look.

    Ah, to be in a place where such things fill public spaces!

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    • It was called ‘echoes’ made purely of chicken wire … reminded me strongly of our First Nations fish traps. It was on the beach with that ancient limestone overhang behind it … I’ve taken more pics from different angles as it resonated deeply.

      No there is a place for all art but as it is specifically sculptures by the sea, then artists could take into account the vastness of the setting and current issues.

      Will post a few for pics of exhibitions that took my fancy but said nothing eg carbird and the dunny .. stay posted!

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  4. This is what that fan exhibit is telling me; “Hey, hey you out there in Canada right! You aren’t gonna need your fan for at least the next 6mths, come drop yours off, I got a spot right here for it!”😂

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