Culture Vulture: Sculpture by the Sea
20th Anniversary of Sculpture by the Sea
Join us for the largest free to the public sculpture exhibitions in the world!
WHAT IS CULTURE VULTURE?
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WHAT IS THE SCULPTURE BY THE SEA?
Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk. See the coastal walk transformed into a 2km long temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
The artwork is truly beautiful and awe inspiring, as is the coastal setting, so bring your cameras.
- Crowds – Sculpture by the Sea is enormously popular and attracts very large crowds, particularly on weekends.
- Accessibility – The route of the coastal walk is very winding and has a lot of stairs, and is not completely accessible for the mobility impaired.
- Sunshine – There is very little shade along the coastal walk, so be sun-smart, bring sunblock, a hat and sun sensible clothes.
WHEN IS IT?
Sunday, 23 October 2016.
The event begins from 8.00am (yes that’s right, a very early start will help avoid the peak of the crowds).
WHERE IS IT?
Tamarama Beach to Bondi Beach coastal walk and Marks Park.
WHERE WILL WE MEET?
Tamarama Beach. Meet in the beach picnic shed in the park behind the beach, nearest the “old fashioned” tiled bus stop on Tamarama Marine Drive with the sign “Tamarama Beach” painted on it. Look out for a G4P organiser in a bright pink G4P polo or singlet.
FOOD (at your own expense)
Brunch at Bondi Beach.
After the tour of the sculptures we will head to Bondi Beach for brunch / lunch at one of the amazing cafes.
FANCY A SWIM?
We will be visiting two beautiful beaches, so if you’re up for it, why not test the water?
Too tired? That’s ok, you can leave at any time, we won’t be offended.
Two warnings about the beaches.
- Tamarama Beach is notorious for strong and dangerous rips. Don’t swim there unless you are a VERY STRONG swimmer, swim between the red and yellow flags, make sure the lifesavers can see you and make sure you let someone know you’re swimming.
- Bondi Beach is fairly notorious for the theft of unattended person items. Don’t leave your belongings on the beach unattended.
HOW DO I GET THERE
Big crowds are expected in Bondi for Sculpture by the Sea, so plan ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time to make the most of your day at the exhibition. Traffic will be heavy and there may be significant delays on roads between Bronte and North Bondi, particularly on Bondi Road, so leave the car at home and take public transport. Trains run regularly to Bondi Junction Station and there will be extra buses running from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach and Tamarama. Bus services will be extremely popular, especially during the morning. Allow plenty of extra travel time or consider walking from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach (around 3km).
For all the details on public transport options and to plan your trip, visit www.transportnsw.info or call 131 500.
EASY WALKING TOUR ROUTES
We have come up with some suggested easy walking routes whereby you can see almost all of the exhibition while avoiding most of the stairs. The blue route indicates a walking tour specifically for those not comfortable with stairs or walking long distances, focusing on Marks Park, where you will also find the Sculpture Inside gallery which showcases artists’ smaller works, the Grounds Pop-Up Café and newly installed accessible toilets. The red route indicates a walking tour for those who are comfortable with some stairs, moderate slopes and walking over 1km. You can download the map here.
FREE HYUNDAI SHUTTLE
The Hyundai Courtesy Fleet is a free shuttle service on weekend days for visitors to Sculpture by the Sea with stops at Notts Avenue, Bondi and Tamarama Beach. The vehicles are family friendly with baby capsule and booster seats available to help you get from one end of the exhibition to the other. The shuttle service will operate from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibition. Go to the Sculpture by the Sea webpage for more information.
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