Sculpture By The Sea 2012, TSL Style

The Travellers Have Arrived by Gillie & Marc Schattner
‘The Travellers Have Arrived’ by Gillie & Marc Schattner (New South Wales)
bronze paint, fibreglass
(Image by TSL)

Sculpture occupies real space like we do… you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object.  (Chuck Close)

LM and I were up bright and early on Friday morning to check out the sixteenth annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. It is a spectacular example of how to successfully make art accessible to everyone and is now one of the most significant sculpture exhibitions in the world.  The fact that it is a free public event makes it even more impressive, I think.

If you ever find yourself in Sydney in late October, it is definitely something for your ‘to do’ list. Until then, here are a few happy snaps…

'In Search of the Sea' by Peter Tilley (New South Wales)
‘In Search of the Sea’ by Peter Tilley (New South Wales)
cast iron, corten steel
(Image by TSL)
I think this is ‘Wave Pending’ by Carlotta Brunetti (Germany)
tree branches, vines, string, wire
(Image by TSL)
‘Intercut Head Hand and Figure’ by Terry Stringer (New Zealand)
bronze, bolts
(Image by TSL)
'Where Do The Children Play?' by Warwick, Ben & Sam Orme (New South
‘Where Do The Children Play?’ by Warwick, Ben & Sam Orme (New South Wales)
100 toys, bamboo, cord
(Image by TSL)
‘Knot Standing?’ by Paul Trefry (New South Wales)
steel, aluminium
(Image by TSL)
‘Together’ by Elaine Clocherty (Western Australia)
found local natural materials
(Image by TSL)
View’ by Dave Mercer (New South Wales)
powder coated stainless steel, acrylic
(Image by TSL)
'Transition' by Greer Taylor (New South Wales)
‘Transition’ by Greer Taylor (New South Wales)
plastic, powder coated steel
(Image by TSL)
‘The Optimist’ by Stephen Marr (New South Wales)
styrene, epoxy resin, gesso, oil print, urethane glaze, polymer
with Cave Urban’s wind-driven installation ‘Mengenang’ (Memories) behind
(Image by TSL)
‘Came Back’ by Hiroaki Nakayama (Japan)
black granite
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‘Invasive Colonisation’ by Alex Goad (Victoria)
fine white earthenware clay, glaze, wire, stainless steel cord
(Image by TSL)

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Comments (19)

Crazy – Gillie & Marc Schattner say that their work is “an attempt to transform ordinary matter into something extraordinary. They believe in a visual narrative that makes people smile”

Since I love any art with a bit of humor, I must say that I love “View” and “Knot Standing”!

LM informed me that ‘Knot Standing’ was just a pun. I happen to like a good pun…:-)

Great pics, TSL – thanks for sharing! I especially love ‘The Travellers Have Arrived’ and ‘The Optimist’…they should stay all year round, I reckon! Another reminder of how clever people can be – o for oarsome 🙂

Absolutely, o for oarsome, Sparks. I love Sculpture by the Sea.

Oh, what a wonderful series of art work – all so interesting and creative in their different ways.

Hopefully, almost like being there, Lady Fi’…

Love your photo of Elaine Cloherty’s work. It was a subtle and beautiful piece. I can never make up my mind easily for a fave. I’m desperate for another stroll through now.

That’s very cool – I love The Travellers have Arrived

It seems to be a favourite! 🙂

The Travellers Have Arrived is my favourite, too! Every year I always look forward to seeing posts about Sculpture By The Sea, and every year I am always sorry that I will miss it 🙁 Heading out your way in three weeks, by which time it will be long gone!

Ah well – another time, maybe 🙂

Marianne – not quite the same, but they have put out a book on the first 15 years of the exhibition. May be worth a squizz?

Fantastic images of an awesome exhibition, such a shame I don’t arrive in Sydney until the 5th…

Not fair, my friend. Missed it by one measly wee day…

I know, will have to settle for lunch at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant and some shopping 😉

2BD – have fun at Jamie’s!

Thank you, I had the best lunch that I’ve had in a long time!

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