Friday, 19 September 2008

Swell Sculpture Festival - Gold Coast QLD

If you live near the Gold Coast, this weekend is your last chance to see the Swell outdoor sculpture festival along Pacific Parade, Currumbin.

This years festival features 50 sculptural pieces which blend into the grass, dunes and sand between Currumbin Rock and Elephant Rock.

The Swell Sculpture Festival was started 6 years ago by two mothers, Natasha Edwards and Kylie Mitchell-Smith, who wished for an art space that was easier to take children to than a gallery. Whilst the sculptural pieces aren't aimed at children, we only noticed one "do not touch" sign, and for the rest of our morning joined swarms of school children touching, climbing on, and contemplating sculptural materials, processes and intentions.

On the final Sunday of the festival, 21 September, there is going to be a large kite installation for kids at 2pm led by Ruth James. The festival is free and highly recommended.

Images from top to bottom: Scorpsi by Daniel Clemmett, Grass Cubed by Shelly Kelly, Alchemy by Susie Olsen and Forest Meets the Sea by Clyde Watts and Dean Nikijuluw

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