Sculptures by the sea
Friday, the day after I went to the blue Mountains, Tegan, Cory and I met back up for a trip to Bondi beach. Each year they do a show along the Oceanwalk called sculptures by the sea. When I heard it was going on this year I vaguely remembered a girl I met in 2013 from Australia telling me about the show. It happens once a year and it's a really big deal! She told me that it was something I should definitely see so how great is it that I just so happen to do when the show is on this time!?
The Seattle Seahawks I had a game that day and Cory was more interested in the game and then where we were and what we are about to do. So he found himself a pub that had the game on and made himself comfortable.
Teagan and I started the Bondi Coogee walk that has hosted this event since 1997. It began as a one day event and since has grown to a 3 week event. The show spans from the cliffs of Bondi beach to the cliffs ofTamarama (the next beach over).
The coastline is literally transformed into an outdoor art gallery with both local and international artists showing. There are over 100 sculptures exhibited this year!
Millions of visitors come to this event each year and this year they expect over half a million to attend. It has become the world's largest free outdoor sculpture exhibition.
I don't have a ton of words to lay out here for you but I do have a lot of pictures! Teagan and I had fun getting creative with a few different sculptures.
Now for a break in art to enjoy some more true Australian scenery photos:
Back to the art...
The flyin' shiny budah!
We only paid for 3 hours of parking (Have I told you how $$$ parking is ALL over Sydney!?), we had a handful of sculptures left when we noticed there was 10 minutes left on our meter! So we unfortunately rushed thru the end and even skipped a few and missed an artist talk that I saw in progress.
Overall id say the show was amazing! There were a few sculptures that I didn't care for as much but that's the way all art showings are, right!? You can't love them all.
We made it back to the car 8 min or so late but that was mostly because we couldn't resist some more great Kodak moments!
"Don't ask me, I don't get it either."
And the person is reading a book that says "ART" on the front
Incase this is hard to read on your device, it says,
"Wind in my beard, sun on my face, the ocean for me is a magical place."