Sculptures by the Sea Will Go Ahead at Bondi in 2020

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Could this be the light at the end of the tunnel we are so desperately waiting for? With 2020 pretty much the year of being cancelled, Sydney's annual ‘Sculptures by the Sea’ has been given the green light to go ahead in October.

Given the circumstances it seems ambitious to put anything in the diary, but the free outdoor sculpture exhibition that takes place between Bondi and Tamarama each year is making plans to pitch up again in Spring.

“Waverley Council will continue to monitor what impact COVID-19 measures in NSW will have on public events in the future,” said Mayor Masselos in a Waverley Council statement. “But for the meantime, we just want to congratulate Sculpture by the Sea for moving forward in this new chapter.”

“Our Council has provided in-kind support for the event for the past 23 years, and we look forward to this year’s event in whatever exciting form it takes.

“Our iconic coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama Beach and Marks Park community headland park provided a stunning backdrop for so many years and we’d like to see this continue.

“I would like to congratulate Waverley Council officers for negotiating a license that works for both parties and gives artists from around the world the opportunity to continue to showcase their cutting-edge works".

Life Imitating Art

Founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea, David Handley AM, said the event is all about hope.

“We hope to be able to stage the exhibition this spring. Like everyone, we hope life in Australia and the world returns, as much as possible, to normal as soon as possible,” Mr Handley said.

“With many artists asking us if the exhibition is going ahead and wanting to make sculptures to exhibit we have hope for the future and are excited to be planning to stage the exhibition for many thousands of people to enjoy. In the meantime, we hope that everyone stays safe and well.”

Fingers crossed it's our debut Iso-Outing after a successful winter of self-distancing. We can do this!

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