Sculpture by the Sea Artwork Unveiled In Bondi
- Fri Nov 13 - Mon Dec 07 2020
One of our favourite annual events, Sculpture by the Sea has become a Sydney spring staple for it's ever-changing array of wildly unique artworks that adorn the spectacular 2km coastline between Bondi and Tamarama beaches. Since its humble start as a one-day, volunteer-run exhibition in 1997, Sculpture by the Sea has flourished into the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world, showcasing esteemed international artists and welcoming around 450,000 visitors over three weeks.
Sadly, like many of our fun festivities, Sculpture by the Sea has been postponed this year. However, as a tribute to the beloved event, the organisers have unveiled a 10m tall sculpture by Prague based-Slovakian artist Milan Kuzica as a 'beacon of hope for the future'.
‘Green Life’ is a tall, vibrant monolith that symbolises the birth of a new life. The commanding structure is unmissable in its temporary home in Marks Park on the end of the south Bondi headland, and will greet visitors as they meander down the Bondi coastal walk.
“For all the calmness of the sculpture that represents the first shoots of a new plant, there is an urgency. In a world plagued by a viral pandemic we are reminded that our future is possible only if we live our lives in harmony with nature," the artist explained.
Green Life by Milan Kuzica, Sculpture By The Sea Bondi 2020
Founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea, David Handley, added, “We wanted to place a towering and optimistic sculpture on the edge of our continent as a beacon of hope, both for people here in Australia and for our country to send our thoughts for a new and better future to the world as together we struggle with COVID-19.
Over 100 international and Australian artists were selected to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea this year, at a collective cost of around $1.5m - $1.8m to create and freight their sculptures from around the world. Sculpture by the Sea was not granted an exemption to take place this year so all of the artists will remain in the line-up for the delayed exhibition, when it is allowed to take place. They are working with Waverley Council to create a world-class, COVID-safe sculpture exhibition for 2021.
Anyone can drop by for a visit to behold this sole Sculpture by the Sea. It's free, and there is plenty of green space to run around and a playground nearby for some family fun!
When: 'Green Life' Is on display until 7th December
Where: Marks Park, South Bondi headland
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