For two weeks in September every year, the Gold Coast plays host to the Swell Sculpture Festival. The Currumbin Beach foreshore is the stunning backdrop for the Swell Festival. Now in its 13th year, the Festival attracts artists from across Australia and around the world. 2015 saw a total of 58 artists selected to feature their works.
I really loved the diversity of the many pieces of art work on display. I am not even slightly artistically inclined but I still found many of the exhibits beautiful and fascinating.
The Swell Sculpture Festival allows everyone to enjoy unique works of art that they may not normally get to experience.
Here is a selection of the sculptures that I found most appealing:-
A collection of brightly coloured glass balls cleverly displayed in a case buried in the sand really caught my eye. They were very delicate looking and they reminded me a little of sea urchins.
MAGNIFICENT THE LION
This piece was made entirely from wire netting and must have taken the artist hours to complete.
RAZORBACK THE WEDGE TAILED EAGLE
A very clever concept saw artist Kris Martin make this wedge-tailed eagle out of woven bamboo and palm leaves.
THE ROO SHOOTER
This next piece, titled ‘The Roo Shooter’ was probably my favourite. I just loved the irony of it and thought it was a very clever piece.
If you missed this year’s Swell Sculpture Festival, make sure you put it on your calendar for next year. It runs from the 9th to the 18th September, 2016.