Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sculpture By The Sea

Day 6 of Sculpture by the Sea kicked off today.

There are many exhibits to see. Some include:

  • Skeleton Sculpture from Ken Unsworth  
  • David McCracken’s ascending stairway to heaven. 
  • Jose Diaz blowing bubbles at ‘Bubble No5’ by Artist Qian Sihu

There is plenty of time to see all exhibits during Sculptures by the Sea 2013.

Remember to catch up a bus and leave the car at home as it may be difficult to find parking.

Sculptures by the Sea runs through until November 10.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sculpture By The Sea Bondi

The world's largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea 2013, Bondi, is back again for a 17th year!

One of Sydney's most loved events, the outdoor sculpture exhibition returns to the stunning Bondi to Tamarama coast walk.

The two kilometre long temporary sculpture park showcases 106 sculptures on display, with artists hailing from 14 different countries including Denmark, England, Germany, Italy and India.

The free exhibition opens today but the state's bushfire crisis has forced organisers to delay its launch until Friday when the winner of a new $60,000 acquisitive prize will be announced.

Sculpture by the Sea receives limited government funding and only recently secured a major sponsor for this year's show.

The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition will run until November 10.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sculptures By The Sea 2013

The below is an overview of the Sculpture by The Sea 2013

When: 24 October - 10 November 2013
Where: Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sydney, Australia Enquiries +61 2 8399 0233 info@sculpturebythesea.com

In order to make your Sculpture by the Sea experience as effortless and enjoyable as possible we have compiled some information about the exhibition, how to get there, where to stay and where to go in the local area for food and refreshment.

LOCATION OF THE COASTAL WALK Sculpture by the Sea is staged along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk.

The coastal walk begins at the bottom of Notts Avenue, which runs off Campbell Parade, Bondi. The coastal walk can also be accessed by stairs at various points along the exhibition route at Hunter Park, Gaerloch Avenue and Pacific Avenue. The exhibition finishes at Tamarama Park, Marine Drive, Tamarama.

Notts Avenue, Bondi (both direction) east of Campbell Parade will be closed to all vehicles EXCEPT taxis and residents, including delivery to and pick up from Bondi Iceberg’s.

Closure times will be from 7.30am – 6.30pm on the following weekends:
Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 October 2013
Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 November 2013
Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 November 2013.

The following will be closed to all vehicles EXCEPT residents:
Fletcher Street, Tamarama (both directions) east of Alexander St
Kenneth Street, Tamarama (both directions) east of Alexander St
Marks Lane, Tamarama (both directions) between Kenneth St and Fletcher St.

Closure times will be from 7.30am – 6.30pm on the following days:
Thursday 24 – Monday 28 October 2013
Friday 1 – Monday 4 November 2013
Friday 8 – Sunday 10 November 2013.

All closures will be staffed by Road & Maritime Services (RMS) accredited traffic controllers to allow access for Emergency Services, residents and authorised vehicles when required.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Subodh Kerkar to Be Featured at Sculpture By the Sea

A sculpture by Goa-based artist Subodh Kerkar, inspired by a popular chicken dish invented during the erstwhile Portuguese rule in the state, has been selected for an exhibition in Australia.

The 'Sculpture by the Sea' exhibition would be held from October 24 to November 10 in Sydney.

"My work, selected for the exhibition is titled ‘Chicken Cafreal’ and is a part of a new series connected with Portuguese influences on Goan culture and cuisine," he said.

This is the third consecutive year that Kerkar's work will be displayed at one of the most prestigious sculpture exhibitions in the world.

'Sculpture by the Sea' is an international competition of sculptures started by David Handley in 1997.

"Over 600 sculptors from all over the world send their entries. Out of which 100 are selected for the exhibition at Bondi along the rocky coastal walk," Kerkar said.

The artist said that over 5,00,000 art lovers view the works for over two weeks.
Speaking about the story behind his piece "Chicken Cafreal", Kerkar said that African slaves were once recruited in Portuguese army during their colonial rule in Goa.

"In one such army camp the slaves cooked some chicken using local spices and coriander (which came from Europe). The Portuguese officer liked the chicken and named it ‘Chicken Cafreal’. It was called Cafreal because the blacks were called 'Kafirs' by the Arabs."

'Chicken Cafreal' has become the most popular dish of Goa as well as Portugal now, he explained.

Kerkar said that along with the outdoor sculpture, another sculpture titled 'Karimeen' will be a part of the inside exhibition for the event.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Local Bus Timetables for Sculptures By The Sea

Utilising the local bus timetable is the easiest way to travel to Sculptures By The Sea. There are multiple bus routes that accommodate visitors travelling from all across Sydney wanting to experience the captivating art exhibition.

Below is a list of the most convenient bus timetables if you are planning to visit Sculpture By The Sea. If these buses do not suit your travel needs, you can always call Transport Info 131500.

• Route 380 – Circular Quay to Bondi Beach via Bondi Junction
• Route 381 – Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach
• Route 333 – Circular Quay to Bondi Beach via Bondi Junction
• Route 361 – Bondi Junction to Tamarama and South Bondi
• Route 362 – Coogee to Bondi Beach via Bronte and Tamarama

Visitors are lucky this year because Sydney transport officials have organised extra buses for Sculptures By The Sea 2012. This will cut down on the inevitable congestion passengers normally have to endure this time of year. The additional buses will commence operation on October 18.

Don't forget to purchase bus tickets at your local newsagent before you board the bus on weekdays between 7am and 7pm because during those times buses are strictly prepay only. If you plan to visit Sculpture By the Sea situated along the famous Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk more than once during its three week term, then be sure to pick up a travel 10 pass. This type of pass allows you 10 bus rides charged at a cheaper rate than if you were to buy one bus ride at a time. These passes are great for students, backpackers, and frequent travellers.

It is certainly worth the trek to Bondi Sculptures By The Sea using your local bus timetables because it is an event not to miss. Art aficionados covet this much anticipated exhibition each and every year. If it weren't for Sydney's public transportation, a number of people would not get to enjoy such a riveting sight.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Visitors Enjoy Sculpture By the Sea

Visitors from all around the world have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea.

The yearly event held in October attracts visitors from abroad such as England, Germany, plus many other European countries aswell as the U.S. and numerous Asian counties.

Locals alike enjoy Sculpture by the Sea with streets packed and a car spot hard to find.

During an average day thousands of visitors take the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. The enjoyment of seeing numerous sculptures along with the fantastic views is time worth spent.

Sculpture by the Sea is a must for any visitor to Sydney


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

iiNet Highlights E-Waste at Sculpture by the Sea

Internet Service Provider iiNet has entered this years Sculpture by the Sea.

The sculpture, Giig-a-saurus (right. Source: Adnews), showcases ewaste in Australia and the need for Australian's to recycle. This is a first for the Sculpture of the Sea exhibition.

The piece itself has been made from recycled iiNet handset and modems. The company said 10% of landfill in Australia is made up of discarded electronic devices such as phones and computers.

 The idea is to show how quickly technology becomes obsolete said chief marketing officer Wendy Walker

“We’re constantly upgrading our customers’ lives with the latest in technology but we’re conscious that old technology is disposed of in a sustainable way.” she said.

The sculpture is eye catching for the masses that view all the sculptures during the Sculpture by the Sea event.

The project is a collaboration between iiNet, BWM Sydney and Wonder.