SWELL Sculpture Festival allows visitors to come face to face with a variety of sculptures from local, national and international artists. Securing its place as Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, the festival showcases up to 50 works that complement the unique beach backdrop. This year’s event will also see smaller sculptures sharing the spotlight at the SWELL Smalls Gallery, as well as plenty of free activities, including artist talks with some of SWELL’s exhibiting artists, twilight sculpture walks and an outdoor film screening of Rubber Jellyfish. Keen to find out more? Check out the full program here.
If you enjoy getting your creative juices flowing in a hands-on environment, this year’s festival has heaps of workshops for both adults and kids. Create your very own limestone sculpture with renowned artist Antone Bruinsma at his personal sculpting studio in Cedar Creek, or let the kids make an adorable clay turtle hatchling with Monte Lupo at the SWELL Pop-up Art Studio. Attendees can also showcase their photographic abilities with this year’s #SWELLsnap2019 Photography Competition, judged by Sean Scott himself! Head over to Currumbin Beach from September 13–22 to experience SWELL Sculpture Festival’s knack for connecting people, art and place.
Images 1–3: Emily Nelson, SWELL Festival 2018 for The Weekend Edition
Images 4–6: Courtesy of SWELL Festival