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Tag: Sculpture By the Sea

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Sculpture by the Sea 2018

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

This weekend is the last chance to catch Sculpture by the Sea, which has become one of the annual rituals of life in Sydney. Every October or November we trek dutifully from Bondi to Tamarama (and usually back again), with the devotion of pilgrims visiting a holy shrine with a full range of relics on […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Sculpture by the Sea 2017

Friday, October 27th, 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Sculpture by the Sea is 21 years old and everyone is invited to the party. From the moment the show opened last week the walk from Bondi to Tamarama was crowded with sightseers, school groups, and tourists speaking a confusion of languages worthy of the Tower of Babel. Cameras and mobile phones were clicking relentlessly. […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Sculpture by the Sea 2016 & Zadok Ben-David

Friday, October 28th, 2016 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Sculpture By the Sea has prospered on the idea that the dramatic landscape of the Bondi foreshores provides a brilliant showcase for art. Last Sunday this view was comprehensively rejected by Mother Nature who had a tantrum and threw everything at the exhibition. There have been years when I’ve trudged between Bondi and Tamarama in […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

McClelland Sculpture Survey & Awards 2014

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

It is the ambition of the McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, according to its director, Robert Lindsay, to be the national focus of sculpture and Australia’s leading sculpture park. While Sydney’s annual Sculpture By the Sea might covet the first title, the McClelland’s only serious competition as an outdoor display is probably the Heide Museum […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Sculpture by the Sea 2013

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

It was not the best of times, it was not worst of times. The 17th annual Sculpture by the Sea (SxS) features the usual mix of pieces that might be described as ‘serious’ sculpture, and others that are little more than gimmicks. It has become a familiar recipe but seems to go down well with […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus

Saturday, June 15th, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

For the third time in six years Australia’s most popular exhibition has been transplanted to the coast of Jutland, drawing enormous crowds. Sculpture by the Sea first came to Denmark’s second city, Aarhus, in 2009, at the behest of Crown Prince Frederik and his Australian bride, Crown Princess Mary. Had the Danish Royal Family been […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Sculpture by the Sea 2012

Saturday, October 27th, 2012 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Sculpture by the Sea owes much of its appeal to its outdoor setting but the exposed location brings its own hazards. There have been years in which the narrow walking trail from Bondi to Tamarama was nothing but a procession of dueling umbrellas. This year the installation was impeded by strong winds that made it […]

Art Essays

Sunset over Cottesloe

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 Art Essays, Australian Art, Blog, General Art Essays,

As half of the Sydney art world celebrated the launch of Art Month, and the other half clinked glasses at a valedictory show of Margaret Olley’s work, I was on Cottesloe Beach watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean. It was the eighth incarnation of Sculpture by the Sea in Western Australia, and I […]

Art Essays

Sculpture by the Sea 2011

Saturday, November 12th, 2011 Art Essays, Australian Art, International Art, Sydney Morning Herald Column,

To see what Sculpture by the Sea is really all about, one needs to go on a weekend, when the walk between Bondi and Tamarama is teeming with people. For most exhibitions this is the worst scenario for viewing works, but with SXS the open-air setting means that no piece is ever rendered inaccessible. The […]

Blog

Somewhere around the rainbow

Saturday, June 25th, 2011 Blog,

All second cities see the capital as a den of iniquity. Listening to a cab driver in Aarhus hold forth on the horrors of Copenhagen, I thought for a minute he was describing Mexico City. Crime, pollution, overcrowding, traffic – apparently Copenhagen has it all. This was news for me, who had always been impressed […]