Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sculpture By The Sea 2015 Transport Options

NSW Transport Options

Transport details

Use the Trip planner to plan your trip with up-to-date train, bus, ferry and light rail information. You can also use one of the many real-time apps to track your service.

Getting to and from Bondi Beach

Train

  • Catch a Sydney Trains service to Bondi Junction Station on the T4 Eastern Suburbs Line.
    • From Bondi Junction station, Bondi Beach is approximately a 40 minute walk (3.2km) so jump on a Sydney Buses service.

Trackwork

Bus

  • Sydney Buses services will operate to a regular timetable during Sculpture by the Sea.
  • Extra Route 361 buses will operate on weekends between Bondi Junction and Tamarama.
  • A special summer weekend beach service will also be operating from Bondi Beach, commencing 25 October.

Travelling from the City

  • Catch the Route 333 (PrePay only) or Route 380 to Bondi Beach from Circular Quay, via Elizabeth and Oxford Streets.

Travelling from Bondi Junction Interchange

  • From Bondi Junction Station, follow the signs to the Bondi Junction Interchange and head to Stand A for a Route 333, 380 or 381 bus to Bondi Beach.
  • Additional Route 361 services from Bondi Junction via South Bondi and Tamarama depart approximately every 15 minutes on Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 and 18:00.
  • From Tamarama, catch the Route 361 bus back to Bondi Junction (weekends only).

Summer Weekend Beach Service – commencing 25 October.

  • Sydney Buses will be operating a special Route 362 summer bus between Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach and Coogee Beach on weekends and public holidays.
  • The Route 362 service will run around every 30 minutes from Bondi Beach from 10:25 to 19:25.
    • Services from Coogee will operate from 09:55 to 18:55.

PrePay Information

  • From 07:00 to 19:00 on Monday to Friday, bus stops in the CBD and along Oxford St (up to and including the Bondi Junction Interchange) are PrePay only.
    • Route 333 is a PrePay only route at all times.
  • You won't be able to buy a ticket on board PrePay buses, so make sure you have a pre-purchased ticket before travelling from these stops.

Tickets

  • The easiest way to get to Bondi Beach on public transport is by purchasing a Bondi Beach Link ticket.
  • This one ticket covers your travel from any train station to Bondi Junction, plus travel on Sydney Buses services to Bondi Beach.
  • You can buy your Bondi Beach Link ticket from train ticket offices or ticket vending machines on stations.

Ferry

  • Sydney Ferries services are running to a regular timetable.
  • Keep in mind that Ferry services get busy during spring and are likely to reach capacity early.
  • There is no ferry wharf at Bondi Beach, so if you want to travel on the ferry then catch a service to Circular Quay ferry wharf where you can change for a bus to Bondi Beach.

Road

  • For information about current traffic conditions visit Live Traffic NSW.
  • You can also download the free iPhone, iPad or Android app or call the Traffic Information Line on 132 701.

Taxi

Accessibility

Accessible transport options can be found on the Trip planner by checking ‘Mobility options’. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. 

Trains

Transport options from Transport NSW: http://www.transportnsw.info/en/transport-status/events/2014/10/sculpture-by-the-sea.page?

Buses

  • Many of Sydney Buses’ services are wheelchair accessible. Features of wheelchair accessible buses include wider doors and aisles, and space for two mobility aids such as wheelchairs, some ride-on scooters and prams or strollers. See travel on accessible buses.

Ferries

  • The entire Sydney Ferries fleet is wheelchair accessible via accessible ferry wharves (pending tidal and safety conditions). See accessible ferries and wharves.

Light Rail

  • Light rail services have accessible stops and there is dedicated space on board each vehicle for a wheelchair, pram or other mobility device. See accessible light rail.

Taxis

  • Wheelchair accessible taxis operate in NSW. For information on travelling by wheelchair accessible taxis and how to book, see wheelchair accessible taxis.

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.

ROAD CLOSURES
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

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