Visit Sydney’s creative Sculptures by the Sea [Bondi Beach]

Every year Sydney host’s the world’s biggest and amazing free to the public open air sculpture collection along the coast between Tamarama and Bondi Beach. This year you were able to discover 107 sculptures created from over 130 artist’s coming from 21 different countries! The sculptures are set along the coast line which provide you with a beautiful and different canvas along Sydney’s natural coastal walk to take pictures with. Check out the sculptures that were displayed here in spring 2018…

Location of Sydney’s Sculptures by the Sea

You will be able to find the sculptures set along Sydney’s famous “coastal walk” between Tamarama and Bondi Beach. You can catch the 380 bus to Bondi Beach from the city or from the train station Bondi Junction and then walk the walk towards Bronte Beach so that you can catch the bus 379 from Bronte Beach back to Bondi Junction. Personally I prefer to start my walk at Bronte Beach because this bus stop is less crowded. The Bronte 379 bus departs from Bondi Junction train station. For more information on how to get there as well as the sculptures from 2017 click here!

 

Starting the Walk at Bronte Beach

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach is a smaller beach located along Sydney’s coast and is one of my favourites because it is less crowded, has a rock swimming pool and a large green park attached to the beach with more shady option to sit under. Therefore I always begin my walks at Bronte Beach…

 

Walking towards Tamarama Beach

Sculptures at TamaramaBeach

Tamarama Beach is the beach that is located right between Bronte and Bondi Beach and is even smaller than Bronte is. This beach is usually a quiet little beach offering one café right at the beach front, a small green park and a tiny play ground. But when the sculptures by the sea are on at the start of sprint Tamarama transform into a colourful and very busy beach where you can already see countless sculptures from above the beach whilst walking towards the green park. You will also be able to find a couple of food & drink stands as well as an information stand where you can purchase the “Sculptures by the Sea” brochure!

 

My favourite sculptures right at Sydney’s Tamarama Beach

Walking onto the sandy beach you will find countless sculptures displayed in diverse corners. So here are my favourite ones…

Entwined by Ben Fasham

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Entwined by Ben Fasham

 

After the Swim by Sue Corbet

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture After the Swim by Sue Corbet

 

The Butterfly Dream by Jiang Jie

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture The Butterfly Dream by Jiang Jie

 

The coast along Tamarama Beach towards Bondi Beach

As you keep walking past the Tamarama SLSC Club you will find some very beautiful sculptures that face the ocean and the rock façade. Here you are able to take some incredible shots showing the sculptures as well as the natural beauty of the coast!

Shifting Horizons by April Pine

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Shifting Horizons by April Pine 3

Byobu by Stephen Hogan

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Byobu by Stephen Hogan

 

Flight by Rhiannon West

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Flight by Rhiannon West

 

Wave Within by Sandra Pitki

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Wave Within by Sandra Pitkin FEATURE

 

Can You Hear Me. Can You See Me? by Bryn Jones

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Can You Hear Me. Can You See Me. by Bryn Jones

 

Narcissus Shouting, Echo Shouting by Hugh McLachlan

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Narcissus Shouting, Echo Shouting by Hugh McLachlan

 

Freedom by Michael Snape

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Freedom by Michael Snape

 

The Park just before Bondi Beach

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Sumo

As you reach the end of the walk you come up by a hill where you can oversee the entire beach of Bondi. Here you will see a very large sculpture of a sumo fighter (I think that is what it is). I did not go near it to see the name of the sculpture and of the artist because it was a very crowded and popular spot…

At this point  you can turn left and walk up a few steps that take you up the park where you can find another spot layered with loads of sculptures as well as some resting places and a few food stalls to refuel yourself before hitting Bondi Beach for a much needed swim cool down if you walk on a very hot day as I did 🙂

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea food stalls before Bondi Beach

 

Walking by Wei Wang

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Walking by Wei Wang

 

Embrace by Andrew Rogers

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Embrace by Andrew Rogers

 

Time and Motion by Ron Gomboc

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Time and Motion by Ron Gomboc

 

Thoughts of Pinocchio by Kim Bongsoo

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Thoughts of Pinocchio by Kim Bongsoo

 

The end of the walk reaching Bondi Beach, Sydey

As you near the end of the walk you will be once again greeted by beautiful natural coast lines and of cause sculptures that are fitted along the way, such as the following…

Layers by Charlie Trivers

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Layers by CHarlie Trivers

But it’s not my rubbish by Monique Bedwell

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture But it's not my rubbish by Monique Bedwell 2

 

Space Plan by Lv Pinchang

Sydney Sculptures by the Sea Sculpture Space Plan by Lv Pinchang

 

Conclusion

To me, it is every year an absolute delight to see the sculptures situated along the already very picturesque walk way of Sydney’s cost. The sculptures just offer you a very different perspective of the coast line and also some art along the way. And all this is free to visit!So if you are around end of October you should definitely go by the sculptures by the sea and take a look at the artist creations along the beach!

LoveRosa

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