Massive Sculptural exhibition by the ocean in Bondi Beach, Australia called Sculpture by the Sea is the world’s largest open-air exhibition.
This amazing sculptural park, which is free and open to the public, transforms the coastal walk into a 1.2 mile art exhibition and features work by artists from Australia and across the world.
Created in 1997, Sculpture by the Sea is a moving art exhibit created by founder, David Handley, who was captivated and inspired by sculptural parks and wanted to create a major free public art event.
The exhibit invites artists from all over the world to install sculptural works for three weeks along the shoreline to be observed and appreciated by spectators. Held from Oct 9 – Nov 5, (during Australia’s springtime), Sculpture by the Sea showcases artwork made specifically to interact with it’s environment and surroundings such as abstract pieces that frame sunset views and figures splayed on coastal rocks.
Similar to permanent sculptural parks and gardens found in the United States, like Storm King and Grounds For Sculpture, the larger than life installations become a part of the world around us bringing art to new heights and allowing both artist and observer to engage with nature in a collaborative and fuller spectrum.