Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, 22 October – 8 November, 2015
Each Spring for nearly twenty years, the two kilometre stretch of Sydney’s eastern beaches running from Bondi to Tamarama at the Bondi to Coogee walk has played host to the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. Since the inaugural one-day event in 1997, the free exhibition transforms the picturesque coastline into an outdoor gallery boasting a contingent of local and international artists and activities. From humble beginnings, millions of visitors have flocked to the cliff tops of Bondi and Tamarama to take in the variously playful, awe-spiring, and surreal installations which have made Sculpture by the Sea the world’s largest free outdoor event. To view the sculptures exhibited go to:
This year the event is expected to attract over half a million visitors over three weeks from October 22nd to November 8th and showcase around a hundred outdoor and indoor exhibitions, as well as pop-up eating spots, educational talks, and hands-on tactile tours. Sculpture by the Sea Bondi is is the world’s largest free outdoor sculpture exhibition and one of Sydney’s most popular events. Starting at the bottom of Notts Avenue near the main strip of Bondi Campbell Parade, the exhibit follows the path of the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk all the way to Tamarama Park with over a hundred sculptures exhibited by local and foreign artists along the Bondi to Coogee walk. The Sculpture Indoor exhibition can be found at the walk’s mid-point at Mark’s Park, with access to the cliff top main attraction available via the stairs at Hunter Park, Gaerloch Avenue, and Pacific Avenue.
With so many visitors heading to the coast, getting to the event can be tricky, especially with certain on-street parking closed to non-residents and road closures in place. Extra public transport is being made available for the three weeks of Sculpture by the Sea, or you can take advantage of the Trike transfer from Coogee Beach to get to the action quickly and in style. The best way to get to Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2015 is by Trike transfer from Coogee Beach.