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SWELL Sculpture Festival
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 22 September, 2019
Gold Coast’s most beautiful stretches of sand will be transformed into Australia’s most stunning outdoor art gallery when SWELL Sculpture Festival returns to Currumbin Beach from September 13 – 22.
Now in its 17th year, the free, family-friendly event is Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and will feature more than 55 unique works of art along the 1km foreshore between the iconic Currumbin and Elephant rocks, both of which will be adorned with sculpture.
The 10-day showcase of installations, digital works and sculpture will be complemented by an exciting program of entertainment and activities including the playful, children-focused SWELL Kids Elements area, a space dedicated to small-scale sculptures – the SWELL Smalls Gallery – and a host of adult and child masterclasses.
Boasting a fun, surrealistic atmosphere of artistic expression, the annual event has become a highlight of the Gold Coast’s cultural calendar.
The vast coastal landscape at Currumbin Beach encourages art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the natural environment while engaging with the often thought-provoking and sculpturally impressive works.
Ranging from geometric minimalism and traditional formalist to metamodernism and everything in between, the sculptures are created with methods ranging from hand carving to computerised algorithms.
Located at one of Australia’s most famous and loved coastlines, SWELL has grown into an internationally acclaimed cultural attraction that continues to captivate art lovers, beachgoers, families and visitors alike.