Each year from late October to early November this walk becomes even more amazing when it hosts the annual Sculpture By The Sea exhibition. This is a free exhibition in the most spectacular natural setting! No boring, plain white gallery walls here, just dramatic sandstone cliffs, rocky foreshores, sandy beaches and the magnificent deep blue of the Pacific Ocean.
This year was the exhibition's 18th anniversary and the exhibition included 109 exhibiting artists from 16 countries around the world.
I love how many of the art works were designed to fit into the spectacular natural landscape, especially the sandstone cliff formations along the walk. The following such sculpture was my favourite. What a coincidence that it features lipsticks - haha! It's named "Glamarama" in reference to the local nickname for Tamarama Beach and the work draws attention to the beauty of the sandstone cliff.
A lot of the sculptures were positioned with the Pacific Ocean as their spectacular backdrop enabling stunning photos of the art works to be taken without getting any of the hoardes in the background.
I liked the sense of humour in some of the artworks, including this one. I imagine some of the locals do get "prickly" at all the hoardes descending on "their" territory!
At Tamarama there were serveral sculptures on the sand including a giant frypan called "we're fryin' out here" designed to make us stop and think about the damaging effects of the sun and the need to "cook" ourselves on the beach, and this "evidence based research - crossing the line" sculpture with the trees representing victims of years of drought and transformed into symbols of red alert.
Not surprisingly, the winner of the Sculptures By The Sea People's Choice Award 2014 was Michael Greve's "Breaching". What an appropriate sculpture in this magnificent setting - definitely a very deserving winner!
Did you get a chance to visit the Scuplture By The Sea exhibition?
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