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November 6, 2014

Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea is an outdoor exhibition that happens once a year along the coastal walk between Bondi and Tamarama beaches. I love it, but I never seem to be able to get there around this time of the year, since it's always exams (the last time I went was in 2011). I think it's the perfect setting for an exhibition - almost too perfect, because it kind of outshines the sculptures. I went to check it out with Deb today.


Gosh, look at that water. We regretted not bringing our swimmers.


Onwards!


These little creatures were adorable (not sure how I'd like it if there were insects that large though).


A lone man. I loved this one, didn't even notice it until I looked back.




Hi to Deb and her ever-present orange laptop case.


Thanks to Deb for her artistic direction on this picture ;)


Tamarama Beach and that water.


The sand felt so good under bare feet.


We couldn't resist any longer and went to dip our toes. Cue lots of squealing about how cold it was (so that's why no one was swimming).


Here I am, stepping out of the frying pan (into the fire?).


I really liked this one, it was spooky nestled in amongst the bushes. Loved the detail at the base too.




I thought this one was hilarious.

It was such a good afternoon! Being by the sea is so calming (even if it involves navigating crowds). I've been quite ill the past few days, the sun and sea air perked me up a bit. I believe this ends on Sunday, so check it out if you're in Sydney and have the time!

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  1. I find things like this so interesting! My favourites are the one that looks kind of like a quilt and the frying pan. Sydney seems like it makes so much effort with art-related festivals, I wish my city was more like that. Loving your food posts too, they just throw more weight behind my desire to visit Aus one day.

    P.s. I hope all is well! I've been savouring the tea you sent and I love what I've tried so far! I'm also going to customise the kraft book you sent soon. I'll keep your posted! ^^

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    1. Oh I'm excited to see what to do with it! Yay glad you're enjoying the tea :)

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  2. What a perfect setting to set up an exhibition c;
    The whale is probably my favorite! Xx

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  3. Wow this is such an awesome place!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com

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    1. It is, such a good place for the exhibit

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  4. Very cool place for an exhibition! Cool things as well!

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  5. Ah so interesting and different, I love seeing art outside of museum settings. That sea just looks perfect too!

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    1. Same, I think Sydney really lends itself to outdoor exhibitions!

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  6. I love the little man!
    At first I thought they were going to be sand sculptures (which are also cool) but these are just as cool!

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    1. He wasn't little, actually, it was quite tall! Hard to tell the scale, but he was on a cliff shelf thing.

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  7. Hope you feel better. Glad you managed to check out the exhibition!

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  8. Oh, wish I could just jump over to Sydney! So cool that you get to go to the beach just like that. You're lucky. The exhibition sure looks interesting with this setting. Thanks for sharing these pics.

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    1. I guess I've always taken the beach for granted, we were discussing yesterday how lucky we were to be so close to it!

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  9. This looks like such an incredible event! And what a gorgeous setting too.

    Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  10. Haha I do agree with you on your first point, the views outshine the exhibitions sometimes. I don't think I have ever seen Bondi so empty in Spring! I loved the last one too, of the crawling babies hah!

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    1. It was a coolish day and we were there at an odd time of the afternoon, maybe that's why!

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  11. I swear these sculptures get stranger each year.

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    1. Haha! I haven't been able to go every year so I can't tell, is that so?

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  12. Gah, I really want to go to Sculpture By The Sea! I see images every year and it just looks super awesome!!

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    1. It is pretty awesome, I wish I'd been going more often these past few years!

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  13. This looks like so much fun! Ah, I'm dying to visit Sydney, the beach looks so beautiful.

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  14. This seems to be one of the coolest things I've heard - how awesome? Not only are the views breathtaking but the sculptures actually look very interesting :)

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    1. They are pretty interesting, some of them work with the setting so well.

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  15. So amazing. I keep meaning to go one year but I never have.

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    1. Definitely go check it out sometime!

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  16. how neat! i love the lone man too!

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    1. It looked even cooler in context, standing on the ledge above all the people walking underneath!

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  17. this is so cool!! I think my favorites are the huge critters and babies. haha

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    1. Haha I still can't get over the babies

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  18. Such an interesting exhibition! and that water looks so inviting. Hope you get better soon :)

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  19. These photographs are gorgeous but I must say - those baby sculptures are terrifying!

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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  20. I love your pictures! What camera do you use? The giant blanket reminds me of one of Christo and Jean-Claude's early works "Wrapped Coast" which I love, and was also set in Australia!

    Michelle x
    thoughtsofashelluk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I use a creaky old Nikon D40 :)

      Thanks for the Wrapped Coast link! My friend showed me the wrapped Reichstag a while ago, I hadn't realised he'd done something in Australia. Now THAT would make an awesome Sculpture by the Sea one year haha.

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  21. Oh wow, these photos are beautiful.

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  22. these are really great. i can't wait to one day make my way over to Australia!

    rae of love from berlin

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    1. Sydney's not thaaaat great but it does have some good events here and there ;)

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  23. WOW, that first picture makes me want to go travelling again. I cannot control my wanderlust by seeing that. Beautiful photography, darling!

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  24. these are such gorgeous photos! the sea looks wonderful!

    life is a shoe

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  25. That last photo...of the kneeling...figures? Hahaha, I'm trying to be super serious about art, but come on x) Oh well, now I just want to take my shoes off and sink my feet into sand!

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    1. I cackled when I saw them, they're just too weird haha.

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  26. Ahhh, this looks so cool! I love days like this at the beach. And that frying pan is really cool :o

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    1. I loved the frying pan, I would've loved to sunbathe in it haha

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  27. That is so cool! I love the lone man too. Just hanging up on the cliff by himself. What a neat idea

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    1. It was really cool to see it above all the hoards of people, just standing by himself!

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  28. Such clean waters :O Too bad it's so cold... Are there any sharks or other dangerous creatures around such paradisiac sea? xx

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    1. Hmm I guess there might be an occasional shark but you don't really worry about that at Bondi, it's more out of the way beaches you hear about shark attacks at. There are things like bluebottles and jellyfish that might sting if you're unlucky!

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  29. This is such a cool exhibition! I have seen this captured by four different photographers now and it makes me super happy because I'm seeing the same art differently and that's exactly the point of art :D So awesome :) X

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    1. Haha I'm glad it makes you super happy instead of bored seeing it again :)

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  30. Gah, I love your photos! P.S. Where did yo get your boots? x

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    1. Thanks :) They're from Dune, I got them via ASOS a while ago but they're still on the Dune site http://www.dunelondon.com/paddy-d-leather-ankle-chelsea-boot-0092508410001010/

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  31. The photos are incredible, and indeed the insects/creatures look so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks :) They were all so cute haha!

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  32. Lovely photos, love the whale and the crawling babiesss :3

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  33. this looks cracking, mostly weird looking stuff but I like weird. the babies might be the oddest.

    Buckets & Spades

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    1. True, Eva pointed out that they're getting weirder every year haha.

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  34. hahaha I love the photo of you happily stepping out of the frying pain - too cute! looking at these photos are making me want to go back again!!

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    1. Too bad it didn't go for so long :(

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