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Sculptures by the Sea – A Walk to Remember

By Charlotte Boreham on October 9, 2013 in News

Photo: Tracey Paddison

Photo: Tracey Paddison

Whether you’re keen to brush up on your tan, enjoy the summer breeze or just get yourself a bit of culture, Sculptures by the Sea will help you forget that you are on your feet.

For the seventeenth year running, the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama will showcase creative and innovative sculptures from October 24 until November 10.

The world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition attracts over 500,000 visitors during its three-week run, including the local community, art lovers, families and visitors from all over Australia and the world.

It’s a great time for local businesses to make some extra cash off the busloads of tourists that come flocking to our beaches and for locals, especially those living in Tamarama, it’s a period to complain about the influx of non-European automobiles that take up their precious parking spaces. While Waverley Council does it’s best to accommodate the influx of visitors, there’s no way of stopping the pesky peasants from the other side of Anzac Parade and beyond from stealing those car spots!

Actual art lovers and those who simply want to brag about having done ‘the walk’ can enjoy the creations of an exciting and diverse range of artists being exhibited. With over a hundred works selected from all over the world, you’ll certainly be surprised by this year’s selection. Some will dazzle you, others may confuse you, but one thing is for sure, the two kilometers of sculptures are guaranteed to captivate you.

Furthermore, it’s a great way to tire out the kids, so that when you jump back into the car you’ll know that you’ll finally get some peace and quiet.

So put on your thongs, grab a towel and get down to Tamarama or Bondi for a sculptural walk and maybe even a swim along the way. It’s free, it’s local and it’s a great family day out (or even an exciting first date). What are you waiting for?