Destination NSW has today released spectacular aerial footage of Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019 capturing the stunning outdoor sculpture exhibition on one of the world’s most iconic beaches, Bondi Beach, Sydney.25 October 2019
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, transforms part of Sydney’s coastline into a 2km long sculpture park and features over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
As one of Sydney’s best attended (and photographed) events, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi attracts approximately 450,000 visitors over the course of 18 days and signals the beginning of summer in Sydney. It is on now until 10 November 2019.
A highlight of the exhibition is a showcase of 10 acclaimed Czech and Slovak artists in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, including a work by Czech Republic’s most infamous and controversial artist, David Černý, who famously painted the Monument to Soviet Tank Crews memorial in Prague pink in 1991.
The video is available to download from the below links:
Quick Exhibition Facts
- Number of sculptures: 111
- Number of countries (incl. Australia): 19
- Number of Australian artists: 72 (2 from ACT, 48 from NSW, 2 from SA, 2 from TAS, 8 from VIC, 10 from WA)
- Number of International artists: 39 (1 Austria, 1 Brazil, 5 China, 7 Czech Republic, 1 Denmark, 1 Finland, 1 France, 2 Germany, 2 Greece,1 Italy, 1 Israel, 8 Japan, 1 Netherlands, 1 New Zealand, 3 Slovakia, 1 Spain, 1 Ukraine, 1 USA)
- The exhibition is in its 23rd year – it began in 1997, a one-day event showing 64 sculptures and produced by volunteers out of a lounge room for a total budget of $11,000 - 25,000 people attended.
Charlotte Greig, Destination NSW
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