Saturday, September 18, 2010

Swell Done! Swell Sculpture Festival 2010

Well the arduous drive thru masses of traffic down to Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast was well worth the trip to see the Swell Sculpture Festival which was totally amazing and exceeded all of my expections. The traffic was worse than usual due to the beginning of the Queensland School Holidays.
The weather was a little overcast but that did nothing to dampen everyone's enthusiasm to get out and see all the truly wonderful sculptures, so many ideas, such creativity.
I wandered amongst the sculptures for a couple of hours with hundred's of other people, locals, tourists, artists and kids who excitedly climbed over everything climbable (unfortunately ignoring the many keep off signs). I don't know what the organisers expected though putting such interesting things in plays way.
The beach was a beautiful moody backdrop on an overcast day to the sculptures. The weather didn't stop the many surfers who were out taking advantage of a few good waves.
This is one of my favourites (of which I have many), it reminds me of seagulls all standing together on the beach. Unfortunately I can't include photos of every sculpture as there were 55 and I know that very shortly, pictures of all the sculptures will be added to the Swell Sculpture Festival's website so you can check them all out there. Congratulations to all the artists who participated and the Gold Coast City Council, the whole festival was fantastic.


  1. Glad you had a great time at Swell, Katrina. I find every year quite different but equally engaging.

  2. Oh Nicola what a shame we didn't run into each other. We were both there at the same time!