Lonely Planet Writer

Sculpture by the Sea has covered Sydney’s beaches in art

Right now, travellers in Sydney can hit the beach for more than just a swim, as the annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition is on.

The three-week event sees the coastal walk between Bondi and Tamarama beaches in Sydney turned into an open-air art gallery. As one of the most popular events in Sydney, the art exhibition draws in about 500,000 visitors each year. The event is described as the largest annual sculpture exhibition and features works from artists from around the world, and is on until 4 November.

Chinese sculpture Mu Boyan's work at Sculpture at the Sea. Image by RDuggan
Chinese sculpture Mu Boyan's work at Sculpture at the Sea. Image by RDuggan
This work by renowned artist Damien Hirst is on display at Sculpture by the Sea. Image by Charlotte Curd
This work by renowned artist Damien Hirst is on display at Sculpture by the Sea. Image by Charlotte Curd
Stephen Hogan's sculpture sits next to the sea in Australia. Image by G Carr
Stephen Hogan's sculpture sits next to the sea in Australia. Image by G Carr
Wendy Teakel's piece "Land Place Site" is next to the sea in Australia. Image by Noel Mc
Wendy Teakel's piece "Land Place Site" is next to the sea in Australia. Image by Noel Mc
Conversations Found in Translation, Hossein Valamanesh. Image by Jessica Wyld
Conversations Found in Translation, Hossein Valamanesh. Image by Jessica Wyld
The Face by Deborah Halpern is one of the pieces on display on Bondi Beach. Image by Jessica Wyld
The Face by Deborah Halpern is one of the pieces on display on Bondi Beach. Image by Jessica Wyld
Viktor Freso's work at Sculpture at the Sea. Image by GCarr
Viktor Freso's work at Sculpture at the Sea. Image by GCarr
This piece, entitled "Counterpoints" by Penelope Forlano. Image by G Carr
This piece, entitled "Counterpoints" by Penelope Forlano. Image by G Carr
Jeremy Sheehan created a selection of works for the display at Bondi Beach. Image by Jessica Wyld
Jeremy Sheehan created a selection of works for the display at Bondi Beach. Image by Jessica Wyld
Mu Boyan, Horizon, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018. Image by Charlotte Curd
Mu Boyan, Horizon, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018. Image by Charlotte Curd
Flight by Rhiannon West is one of the works at Bondi.
Flight by Rhiannon West is one of the works at Bondi.