Currumbin gets set to transform into an open-air art gallery with SWELL Sculpture Festival
The glorious Currumbin Beach will again act as the backdrop for one of the city’s most iconic and impressive displays of public art when SWELL Sculpture Festival rolls into town from Friday September 14. The internationally acclaimed festival, now in its sweet 16th year, will run through until Sunday September 23, featuring a huge line-up of installations, events and live music.
SWELL Sculpture Festival has cemented itself as one the region’s most significant arts events, showcasing the work of local, national and international artists. The works are featured alongside an exciting program of events, workshops, life-drawing sessions and more. Keen to get amongst it? You can find the full line-up of events over here. This year’s event also sees the addition of artist talks, which are a series of interview-style chats with some of SWELL’s key exhibiting artists. These unique ‘meet the maker’ talks will see the artists chat through the creation of their sculpture and the messages behind them.
There will also be a variety of workshops held throughout SWELL, including a figurative sculpting masterclass with renowned artist and exhibitor Phillip Piperides. The action will extend north this year as well, with local artist Dion Parker’s inflatable dog ‘lil Dusty’ to be on display at the Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre from August 29 to September 23. There’s always a fresh wave of culture that sweeps the city when SWELL arrives – be sure to make the most of it! Head online for all the details.
Images courtesy of SWELL.