We always plan to see the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition down near Bondi every year but we don’t always make it. I can’t even remember if we went last year?
Lucky Chris suggested it this morning and after we wriggled out of bed (with some level of difficulty) at 6:30AM, we quickly made our way there to avoid the crowd.
My apologies for how image-heavy this post is, I’m already splitting this little expedition into several posts! I didn’t want to compromise the quality of the photos just so I could cram them all here.
TaeGeun Yang, pig of fortune 2
Alwin Reamillo, bayabihan hopping spirit house
I daresay this was one of my favourite pieces. There’s always an installation every year that’s created with preloved or upcycled bits and bobs and it’s always interesting to get up close to see how one man’s ‘trash’ can be repurposed as part of a work of art.
When I took this shot, I was captured by the beautiful yet somewhat sad chiming of the empty tins against plastic lids, sinkers, cups. It was like a sad song, almost like a eulogical song for earth’s slow, but sure deterioration. 🙁
Curtis Hore, shelf life
Marcus Tatton, dried arrangement
These looked like crinkle cut hot chips from a far! And upon closer inspection… they still look like crinkle cut chips. It’s so impressive how the artist was able to carve the wood to look like floppy (crinkle-cut) Jenga blocks!
Annette Thas, wave 2
Annette Thas, wave 2
You know when something is so abstract that you want to know (or even have some of) what the artist was smoking the whole time they were working on their art? This just makes me question why Barbie? Why blonde dolls? Where did they get this many dolls? Why are they naked?
Samantha Small, stalemate mk II
RCM Collective, the bottles
These bottles actually spray water! Though, there was a dude trying to fix the water channel beneath the sand so we didn’t really get to play with the spray.
Norton Flavel, dust
Jeremy Sheehan, transmigration
This installation of birds atop Tamarama Beach was also produced from upcycled waste. Some of them were so intricate, I think they’d been a bit battered from the storms of late.
Deidre Mair & Harry Stitt, mirage
This was super hard to capture because there was a lady doing yoga poses while her friend was just standing there taking a million photos for the yoga lady to choose from. They were both in activewear (cue that annoying activewear song) as most people are in that general area, and they didn’t have much regard for the people around them. It’d be funny to the photo in all its (possible) insta-famous glory.
Anyway, Chris has a birthday to get to in an hour so I’ll be on my own later. Might pop up to the pub and get a bevo for myself. Because, I’m that sad. Haha 🙂