sculpture by the sea 2010 sculpture by the sea 2010
nov 05, 2010

sculpture by the sea 2010

sculpture by the sea bondi, sydney, australia on now until november 14, 2010

‘at the table: are we sitting comfortably?’ by sally kidall materials: timber furniture, hessian, soil, sand, grass seed image © designboom

the world’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, stretching along sydney’s iconic bondi to tamarama coastline, is currently on show. now in it’s 14th year sculpture by the sea is exhibiting more than 100 sculptures by local and international artists, for the annual event.

‘at the table: are we sitting comfortably?’ by sally kidall image © designboom

challenging the predictability of expectations and ‘cultural homogenity’, informed by issues relating to human ecology, consumption and materialism.

cycle90 degree ‘a premonition of wind’ III by kaoru matsumoto material: titanium, stainless steel, bearings image © designboom

moving, powered by wind. moving not as energy itself. moving, gliding as a part. neither the cloud disrupted by the urban landscape nor the cloud that foretells the weather. rather the soft blanket, spreading across the vast skies, covering the meadows, like a cloud.

cycle90 degree ‘a premonition of wind’ III by kaoru matsumoto image © designboom

‘mirroring’ by keld moseholm materials: bronze, granite image © designboom

danish artist keld moseholm was the recipient of the balnaves foundation sculpture prize of 60,000 AUD – the main prize at sculpture by the sea, bondi 2010.

‘mirroring’ by keld moseholm image © designboom there is a relationship between reality and unreality symbolised by the imaginary mirror.

‘bureaucratic tank’ by edward horne materials: filing cabinets, steel, office lights, urn image © designboom

bureaucracy is like a military tank. it won’t stop for anything and has a disregard for humanitarian values. it leaves a path of paper wherever it goes.

‘bureaucratic tank’ by edward horne image © designboom

‘bureaucratic tank’ by edward horne image © designboom

‘dreams of ordinary people’ by peter tilley materials: cast iron, steel image © designboom

imagining a voyage through time: a journey through life’s obstacles

‘dreams of ordinary people’ by peter tilley image © designboom

‘life boy’ by paul caporn materials: fibreglass, plastic, steel image © designboom

life boy plays with the notion that sometimes the things we invent to make life comfortable or to protect ourselves are at the centre of the problems.

‘life boy’ by paul caporn image © designboom

‘life boy’ by paul caporn image © designboom

  • The images are really great.How amazing.

    Lemon_snowman says:
  • what is with the adds?
    shoes, handbags, jeans & shit…
    I like the sculptures.

    Free Form Constructural Realism says:

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