Tamarama sculptor Lucy Humphrey won this year’s Sculpture by the Sea first prize with Horizon, a stunning glass globe that gave a crystal clear albeit distorted perspective to the beach surrounds.
Another standout was New Zealand artist David McCracken’s Diminish Ascend – a white-hued staircase that appears smaller as it heads towards the sky. Another remarkable piece was Alison McDonald’s Flow, a colourful array of plastic bottle caps that was draped over a cliff face and gently swayed with the breeze.
Interesting ideas were illustrated with man-made materials to send a clear message, such as the random bits of plastic in Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya’s ominous ball titled Plastic World.
The striking display took place between October 24 and November 10 along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk where sculptural works sit majestically alongside stone cliffs and an expansive ocean – a breathtaking sight even for locals.
Even now it’s all over the indoor Sculpture Inside display will be available in a makeshift marquee gallery, a highly successful space that is renowned amongst collectors and the public for the craftsmanship of its works, where visitors can buy unique sculptures by respected artists.
Sculpture by the Sea, which began 16 years ago, is held over three weeks each year and attracts more than half a million local and international visitors.
The hugely successful event showcases over 100 magnificent sculptural works and never fails to amaze eager crowds. It has become a recognised platform for emerging, mid-career and prominent Australian and international artists and sculptors, showcasing sculptures that are constructed from a vast array of diverse materials – everything from wood, stone, steel, bronze and plastic.
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