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Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea 2012

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16 October 2012 by Luke McCormick

The 16th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition opens this week, returning to the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk.

The unique outdoor sculpture event is one of the world's largest free public events and will see the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk transformed into a two kilometre-long temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.

Some of the world's leading sculptors will be taking part in the event, which runs from 18 October to 04 November, including Sir Anthony Caro (UK), Professor Sui Jianguo (China), Hiroaki Nakayama (Japan) alongside local artists such as Anne Ferguson, Ken Unsworth AM and Ron Robertson-Swann OAM.

In all sculptors from fifteen countries will take part.

David Handley, Founding Director, said: "The concept for Sculpture by the Sea was the culmination of many years thinking, where a new step in the thought process came up every year or so. Essentially the exhibition came from my wish to create a major free to the public arts event for Sydney."

To celebrate this unique spectacle, we bring you a ‘Picture This' photo special of highlights from last year's event. Check out highlights from the 2012 show.

Bert Flugelman AM - ammonite

Alan and Julie Aston - simply black & white

Alison Lee Cousland - 11:11

Corey Thomas - the midget attacks

Daniel McClemmett - two dogs in a house

Geoff Harvey - birds of a feather

Julie Collins and Derek John - save our souls

John Fitzmaurice - you wish

Juan Pablo Pinto and Clary Akon - the nail

Keizo Ushio - moebius in space planet

Marcus Tatton - the ruin

Orest Keyman - above the line

Steve Croquett - heads up

Simon McGrath - Who left the tap running?

Byeong Doo Moon - i have been dreaming to be a tree... II

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