Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sculpture by the Sea 2011

Sculpture by the Sea is on again, that time of year when about 500,000 people descend on the cliff walk between Bondi and Bronte to view the artworks. It's one of the biggest outdoor art exhibitions in the world and I love seeing how the sculptures transform the environment. Some of the artworks blend in so well that you have to do a double-take as it feels like they have always been there. Highlights of this year's event include sea slugs, a gigantic set of taps, a smiling skeleton perching on a ladder and when you need a break halfway through there's even a set of lounge chairs made out of hessian sandbags.

If you get a chance, go check them out - even better if you can go through the week or at sunset or sunrise. They are on from November 3-20 and the endless weekend crowds can test even the most dedicated Bondiphiles, but it's nothing that can't be soothed by the glimpse of the ocean through the artworks. When you're done, you can always drop into the Bondi Icebergs Dining Room and Bar and down a soothing champagne bellini while you feel smug about how cultured you are.