I love beaches. Sun, the smell of coconut oil, the sound of the ocean. Ok, so, correction, I love the idea of beaches. The reality is unpleasant; overheating, getting an unwanted sand exfoliation, and nearly going blind from the combination of sunscreen and salt water. I blame the fact that I grew up in the midwest because I’m perfectly comfortable swimming in murky lakes with fish nipping at my toes…but I digress.
Last time Ryan and I were in Sydney, we spent half a day at Bondi Beach. We wore our swimsuits under our clothes but they stayed dry, of course. Instead, we were lured by The Sculptures by the Sea exhibit, a coastal walk from Tamarama Beach to Bondi, held only at the end of October.
The exhibit features over 100 sculptures from artists all over the world and turns a familiar coastal walk into a 2km sculpture park which is free to the public.
We saw some amazing sculptures set on rocks and on cliffs with the ocean as the backdrop. Here’s a small sample of the work we saw:
Visit the Sculpture by the Sea website to see images of all the sculptures.