Sydney and Perth! – Sculpture by the Sea


dsc01014.JPG Exercise, sea, sun, and sculpture. Sculpture by the sea is a fabulous opportunity to take in the natural beauty of the eastern seaboard and get your daily dose of culture all in one. Be warned- this is an EXTREMELY popular event and the sidewalks are absolutely packed on the weekend. If you can swing it- go during the week. The walk starts (or ends) near Bondi Icebergs. Forget even trying to get in there during this event- the wait is likely to be hours. Instead- bring your cossie (swimsuit), grab a picnic to eat en-route near a favorite sculpture that you would like a bit more time to ponder, and enjoy the sunshine.

The 380 and 389 bus run from Circular Quay to Bondi there is a new 333 express service that requires you to have a pass- no cash accepted. The walk does take you up and down stairs and inclines. Wear comfortable shoes and you will need at least minimal fitness.

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“First held in 1997, Sculpture by the Sea sees the coastal path from Bondi to Tamarama decorated with outdoor sculptures. It has grown to become a Sydney favourite and now attracts 400,000 visitors to view more than 110 works from both Australian and international artists.”

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The brainchild of David Handley, the original Bondi to Tamarama site has continued to be the backdrop for various sculptures every year.

In 2006 the festival also gets a west-coast airing along Perth’s Cottesloe Beach during the autumn.”

Sculpture by the Sea Website
http://www.sculpturebythesea.com

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