Sculpture By The Sea

October 11, 2023

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi will celebrate its 25th exhibition when it returns to the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk in two weeks’ time. Running from 20 October – 6 November, the exhibition is one of Australia’s leading cultural events and the world’s largest free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition.

Joel Adler, ‘Lens’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022, Photo: Clyde Yee.

Over 100 sculptures and artworks will be exhibited along the spectacular 2km coastal walk with approximately 450,000 people expected to visit over the course of 18 days.

The 25th exhibition will feature works by six artists who exhibited in the first Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in 1997: Paul BaconStephen KingMichael Le GrandJohn PetrieJames Rogers and Margarita Sampson. Other artists who continue their long running relationship with Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi include Philip Spelman and Ron Gomboc who join the Double Decade Club as they celebrate their 20th time in the exhibition and Lucy Barker and Ayako Saito who join the Decade Club.

Acclaimed Chinese artists Chen Wenling and Shen Lieyi will exhibit alongside a dozen leading artists from Japan and, in continuing the support for Ukrainian artists, Nazar Bilyk will exhibit at Bondi for the first time.

As part of the 25th milestone celebrations, one of the exhibition’s most loved artworks, the 2006 work ‘Hot with A Chance of a Late Storm’ (pictured below) from internationally renowned art collective Glue Society + James Dive, will return to Tamarama Beach.

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is supported by Principal Sponsor Aqualand, the Federal Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, Create NSW and donations from the people of Sydney.

SAVE THE DATE: Friday October 20th – Monday November 6th 2023.