Pictures - Sculpture by the Sea 2008

Sculpture by the Sea has become world-famous and has grown significantly to be one of Sydney's top cultural events and part of Sydney's summer calendar, this is a free event and it makes the arts increasingly accessible to the community and a chance to enjoy one of the world's largest outdoor exhibitions.

Sculpture by the Sea started as a one day event with 64 sculptures in 1997. Over the past 12 years this outstanding exhibition has displayed 1079 sculptures to many million visitors.

In 2008, the Sculpture by the Sea, marks its 12th anniversary. It is always a pleasure to see the magnificent coastline from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach transformed briefly into a sculpture wonderland during the 3 weeks in springtime. (16 October - 02 November)

This exhibitions is not only for local artist, but it has attracted many international artist as well. As you walk along the Bondi to Tamarama coastline, you will be amazed by the incredible sculptures displayed along the coastline.

The organizers and the people who have work behind the scenes, they have done a magnificent job in making this event possible for the last 12 years. Kudos to all of you.

The Sculpture by the Sea is a haven for professional and point and shoot photographers, like me. I have a good time taking photos, I hope you will enjoy them too.

12th Annual Exhibition - Bondi 2008

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Made from timber frame, aluminium, acrylic paint finish by Emma Anna VIC.  The artist states that "The power of imagination affords us poetic sanctuary in an often hostile world." New man by Vince Vozzo made from carrara marble. According to the sculptor, "this work is a philosophical stand in an increasingly banal post modern age of what I call the new dark age." Development by Daniel Clement. This work is designed to engage on different levels, with intent to question our contemporary actions and to reflect on human development. Made from recycled steel and enamel. Passage by Michael Snape, made from mild steel. Midden made from Australian limestone by Matthew Harding VIC. Accumulating over thousands of years Aboriginal shell middens are small mounds comprised of shell fragments and flaking stone where people once gathered above the tide line. Phenotype by Tim Wetherell   explores people different perceptions of reality with special reference to technology and the changes it brings. Nexus by Alex Kosmas. Made of bronze and measures 240 cm x 240cm x 100 cm. The artist statement "The fast paced world forgets its connection to nature. "Nexus" represents our life boat.   Carbon trader  by Stephen King made of stringy bark. The flight of the bogong by Marguerite Derricourt.  Made from stainless steel and 3mm marine grade aluminium.  Lillywhite by Roger Rigoth, made from wood, coconut fibre and aluminium pipe.    The central theme of his sculptural objects and installation is the existential question of the sense of being human.  The relationship between the world and us.  Plug-in by Sally Kidall. Made of salt casting compound about 35cm x 30cm x 150cm. Icon by Marcus Tatton Materials used: eucalyptus and stainless steel. Presence by Steinunn Thorarinsdottir from Iceland. Made of aluminium.  Urchins by Keyy-Ann Lees. Made from recycled ferrous scrap metal. Parabola 2008 by Philip Spelman. An abstract composition using colour to emphasise the positive and negative spaces and forms. Humpback gunship by Benjamin Gilbert. Made of stainless steel.The ocean's gift by Jian Hua Qian. Made of marble. The measure of time by Rae Bolotin made of glass, steel and water.  Inochi 3 by Zero Higashida from Japan. Made from stainless steel. Charlie Triver Dynamic supermarketism supersupreme compostion no. 2.Interface made of steel and timbre. His aim is to create the interface between the ocean and man. the ocean is turning back the iron road as its force cannot be controlled. Oushi zokei 2008 by Keizo Ushio from Japan. This is his 10th time that he have participated in SxS Bondi since 1999. On the beach  by Tim Kyle made of resin and pulp.  The artist work is concerned with the mapping and recognition of the human condition.  He use the figure as a metaphor for existence.  Floating memories by John Ramsay.  The idea is that you are connected to the sea by a line whose mysteries will unfold via the telegraphic signals of the brightly coloured fishing floats. Pavilion by Ayako Saito Measures 80cm x 200cm x 400cm made from steel. Wind goes by made from stainless steel, ball bearings. Panther on the prowl by Drew Mansur and Derek Mansur. Using scrap metal from their farm they designed and assembled this work to capture the movement and grace of the incredible wild animal.
Made from timber frame, aluminium, acrylic paint finish by Emma Anna VIC.  The artist states that "The power of imagination affords us poetic sanctuary in an often hostile world."
Made from timber frame, aluminium, acrylic paint finish by Emma Anna VIC. The artist states that "The power of imagination affords us poetic sanctuary in an often hostile world."
New man by Vince Vozzo made from carrara marble. According to the sculptor, "this work is a philosophical stand in an increasingly banal post modern age of what I call the new dark age."
New man by Vince Vozzo made from carrara marble. According to the sculptor, "this work is a philosophical stand in an increasingly banal post modern age of what I call the new dark age."
Development by Daniel Clement. This work is designed to engage on different levels, with intent to question our contemporary actions and to reflect on human development. Made from recycled steel and enamel.
Development by Daniel Clement. This work is designed to engage on different levels, with intent to question our contemporary actions and to reflect on human development. Made from recycled steel and enamel.
Passage by Michael Snape, made from mild steel.
Passage by Michael Snape, made from mild steel.
Midden made from Australian limestone by Matthew Harding VIC. Accumulating over thousands of years Aboriginal shell middens are small mounds comprised of shell fragments and flaking stone where people once gathered above the tide line.
Midden made from Australian limestone by Matthew Harding VIC. Accumulating over thousands of years Aboriginal shell middens are small mounds comprised of shell fragments and flaking stone where people once gathered above the tide line.
Phenotype by Tim Wetherell   explores people different perceptions of reality with special reference to technology and the changes it brings.
Phenotype by Tim Wetherell explores people different perceptions of reality with special reference to technology and the changes it brings.
Nexus by Alex Kosmas. Made of bronze and measures 240 cm x 240cm x 100 cm. The artist statement "The fast paced world forgets its connection to nature. "Nexus" represents our life boat.
Nexus by Alex Kosmas. Made of bronze and measures 240 cm x 240cm x 100 cm. The artist statement "The fast paced world forgets its connection to nature. "Nexus" represents our life boat.
Carbon trader  by Stephen King made of stringy bark.
Carbon trader by Stephen King made of stringy bark.
The flight of the bogong by Marguerite Derricourt.  Made from stainless steel and 3mm marine grade aluminium.
The flight of the bogong by Marguerite Derricourt. Made from stainless steel and 3mm marine grade aluminium.
Lillywhite by Roger Rigoth, made from wood, coconut fibre and aluminium pipe.    The central theme of his sculptural objects and installation is the existential question of the sense of being human.  The relationship between the world and us.
Lillywhite by Roger Rigoth, made from wood, coconut fibre and aluminium pipe. The central theme of his sculptural objects and installation is the existential question of the sense of being human. The relationship between the world and us.
Plug-in by Sally Kidall. Made of salt casting compound about 35cm x 30cm x 150cm.
Plug-in by Sally Kidall. Made of salt casting compound about 35cm x 30cm x 150cm.
Icon by Marcus Tatton Materials used: eucalyptus and stainless steel.
Icon by Marcus Tatton Materials used: eucalyptus and stainless steel.
Presence by Steinunn Thorarinsdottir from Iceland. Made of aluminium.
Presence by Steinunn Thorarinsdottir from Iceland. Made of aluminium.
Urchins by Keyy-Ann Lees. Made from recycled ferrous scrap metal.
Urchins by Keyy-Ann Lees. Made from recycled ferrous scrap metal.
Parabola 2008 by Philip Spelman. An abstract composition using colour to emphasise the positive and negative spaces and forms.
Parabola 2008 by Philip Spelman. An abstract composition using colour to emphasise the positive and negative spaces and forms.
Humpback gunship by Benjamin Gilbert. Made of stainless steel.
Humpback gunship by Benjamin Gilbert. Made of stainless steel.
The ocean's gift by Jian Hua Qian. Made of marble.
The ocean's gift by Jian Hua Qian. Made of marble.
The measure of time by Rae Bolotin made of glass, steel and water.
The measure of time by Rae Bolotin made of glass, steel and water.
Inochi 3 by Zero Higashida from Japan. Made from stainless steel.
Inochi 3 by Zero Higashida from Japan. Made from stainless steel.
Charlie Triver Dynamic supermarketism supersupreme compostion no. 2.
Charlie Triver Dynamic supermarketism supersupreme compostion no. 2.
Interface made of steel and timbre. His aim is to create the interface between the ocean and man. the ocean is turning back the iron road as its force cannot be controlled.
Interface made of steel and timbre. His aim is to create the interface between the ocean and man. the ocean is turning back the iron road as its force cannot be controlled.
Oushi zokei 2008 by Keizo Ushio from Japan. This is his 10th time that he have participated in SxS Bondi since 1999.
Oushi zokei 2008 by Keizo Ushio from Japan. This is his 10th time that he have participated in SxS Bondi since 1999.
On the beach  by Tim Kyle made of resin and pulp.  The artist work is concerned with the mapping and recognition of the human condition.  He use the figure as a metaphor for existence.
On the beach by Tim Kyle made of resin and pulp. The artist work is concerned with the mapping and recognition of the human condition. He use the figure as a metaphor for existence.
Floating memories by John Ramsay.  The idea is that you are connected to the sea by a line whose mysteries will unfold via the telegraphic signals of the brightly coloured fishing floats.
Floating memories by John Ramsay. The idea is that you are connected to the sea by a line whose mysteries will unfold via the telegraphic signals of the brightly coloured fishing floats.
Pavilion by Ayako Saito Measures 80cm x 200cm x 400cm made from steel.
Pavilion by Ayako Saito Measures 80cm x 200cm x 400cm made from steel.
Wind goes by made from stainless steel, ball bearings.
Wind goes by made from stainless steel, ball bearings.
Panther on the prowl by Drew Mansur and Derek Mansur. Using scrap metal from their farm they designed and assembled this work to capture the movement and grace of the incredible wild animal.
Panther on the prowl by Drew Mansur and Derek Mansur. Using scrap metal from their farm they designed and assembled this work to capture the movement and grace of the incredible wild animal.

My Favourite Sculpture

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"ordinary extraordinary"    Andy Warhol's art made the ordinary extraordinary.  This is a portait of an extraordinary artist created in an ordinary medium. by Ivan Lovatt QLD"television within, television without" made from cast recycled television glass and stainless steel by Mark Wotherspoon.
"ordinary extraordinary"    Andy Warhol's art made the ordinary extraordinary.  This is a portait of an extraordinary artist created in an ordinary medium. by Ivan Lovatt QLD
"ordinary extraordinary" Andy Warhol's art made the ordinary extraordinary. This is a portait of an extraordinary artist created in an ordinary medium. by Ivan Lovatt QLD
"television within, television without" made from cast recycled television glass and stainless steel by Mark Wotherspoon.
"television within, television without" made from cast recycled television glass and stainless steel by Mark Wotherspoon.

It took us almost 3 hours to see all the sculptures and take photos and my top three favourite sculptures are:

1. Ivan Lovatt's "ordinary extraordinary" the famous Andy Warhol's art, created in an ordinary medium. The sculpture is made from galvanised wire and 44 gallon drum .

2. Mark Wotherspoon's "television within, television without" - a child gazing away from the television - towards imagination. This sculpture is made from recycled television glass and stainless steel. This work is about the role television is playing in our daily lives and in particular its effects on children.

3. Rod McRae "Alice in Wonderland" - According to the artist this group of carnival folk led by Alice the Elephant return 97 years later to reclaim the site of Wonderland City at Tamarama Beach.

Alice In Wonderland Sculpture

"alice in wonderland" by Rod McRae, made from steel, polystyrene, resin, bronze finish.
"alice in wonderland" by Rod McRae, made from steel, polystyrene, resin, bronze finish.
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"the drifter"   By Stephen Marr made from rendered polymer, plaster, enamel"talisman" made from fabricated brass by Jock Clutterbuck VIC"sky catcher II" made from stainless steel and aluminium. 185cm x 100 cm x 25cm. by Bob Emser USA"fragment" by Kevin Draper WA. This sculpture envolved from a series of works using tripod structures integrated with symbolic plant forms.  The tripod acts as an isolating device suspending the tree symbol between land and the sky. "will they see us" by Ngardarb Francine Riches WA. Made from wood ochres, paint. According to the artist, her work represents early ancestors when they saw the arrival of the first fleet- "will they see us?""social climbing" by Louisa Dawson, made from wood.  This tower of tables, joined with a staircase, explores the social functions of the dinner table, suggesting moving up the dinner table or escaping out the bottom. "transfiguration 'screw VI" made of stainless steel by Mitsuo Takeuchi from Japan. "the first agreement" by Anton McMurray VIC.  "if you need an extension of time to pay, press#" by artist Bjorn Godwin. Made from polyester resin, mixed media, phosphorescent powder.  "strange fruit(bound toy construction)" made of bronze by Jimmy Rix. "smx" by Graeme Pattison mate of steel pipe, wire, solar panel, electronics, leds.  This work embodies socio-technical change. Old pencil and paper pastimes morph away from face-to-face contact to anonymous data streams but our basic pusuits remain u
"the drifter"   By Stephen Marr made from rendered polymer, plaster, enamel
"the drifter" By Stephen Marr made from rendered polymer, plaster, enamel
"talisman" made from fabricated brass by Jock Clutterbuck VIC
"talisman" made from fabricated brass by Jock Clutterbuck VIC
"sky catcher II" made from stainless steel and aluminium. 185cm x 100 cm x 25cm. by Bob Emser USA
"sky catcher II" made from stainless steel and aluminium. 185cm x 100 cm x 25cm. by Bob Emser USA
"fragment" by Kevin Draper WA. This sculpture envolved from a series of works using tripod structures integrated with symbolic plant forms.  The tripod acts as an isolating device suspending the tree symbol between land and the sky.
"fragment" by Kevin Draper WA. This sculpture envolved from a series of works using tripod structures integrated with symbolic plant forms. The tripod acts as an isolating device suspending the tree symbol between land and the sky.
"will they see us" by Ngardarb Francine Riches WA. Made from wood ochres, paint. According to the artist, her work represents early ancestors when they saw the arrival of the first fleet- "will they see us?"
"will they see us" by Ngardarb Francine Riches WA. Made from wood ochres, paint. According to the artist, her work represents early ancestors when they saw the arrival of the first fleet- "will they see us?"
"social climbing" by Louisa Dawson, made from wood.  This tower of tables, joined with a staircase, explores the social functions of the dinner table, suggesting moving up the dinner table or escaping out the bottom.
"social climbing" by Louisa Dawson, made from wood. This tower of tables, joined with a staircase, explores the social functions of the dinner table, suggesting moving up the dinner table or escaping out the bottom.
"transfiguration 'screw VI" made of stainless steel by Mitsuo Takeuchi from Japan.
"transfiguration 'screw VI" made of stainless steel by Mitsuo Takeuchi from Japan.
"the first agreement" by Anton McMurray VIC.
"the first agreement" by Anton McMurray VIC.
"if you need an extension of time to pay, press#" by artist Bjorn Godwin. Made from polyester resin, mixed media, phosphorescent powder.
"if you need an extension of time to pay, press#" by artist Bjorn Godwin. Made from polyester resin, mixed media, phosphorescent powder.
"strange fruit(bound toy construction)" made of bronze by Jimmy Rix.
"strange fruit(bound toy construction)" made of bronze by Jimmy Rix.
"smx" by Graeme Pattison mate of steel pipe, wire, solar panel, electronics, leds.  This work embodies socio-technical change. Old pencil and paper pastimes morph away from face-to-face contact to anonymous data streams but our basic pusuits remain u
"smx" by Graeme Pattison mate of steel pipe, wire, solar panel, electronics, leds. This work embodies socio-technical change. Old pencil and paper pastimes morph away from face-to-face contact to anonymous data streams but our basic pusuits remain u

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Jessie T. Ponce 6 years ago

Hi MM. Great pics. Congratulations. I really like the way you arrange and distribute the photos over the page. I am a new hubber (just posted my first hubpage) and I would really appreciate any photography and lay-out tips from you. Cheers.


Mike Allin 7 years ago

Wow, truly impressive. I will never look at metal the same again.


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Carol the Writer 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Amazing photos! Thanks for posting this! - Carol


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

I have bookmarked this page as something I want to view many times. It made my day!


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

This is big. Enjoyed all your pics and I have to say I too like the same ones the best. There is something about the child/ TV Within Without that is just simply dynamic for me. Thank You so much for sharing your photos and this great write.


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MM Del Rosario 7 years ago from NSW, Australia Author

Thanks G-Ma, I enjoy my day at Bondi beach and have a great time taking photos. God Bless. MM


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Wow..... amazing my dear and I can't for the life of me pick one...there are so many good one's...Thanks for the nice pics...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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