SCULPTURE BY THE SEE

October 30, 2013

Springtime in Sydney means Sculpture by the Sea. Tobias Partners Associate Aubrey Chan took an evening stroll from Bondi to Tamarama and had this to say:

“I decided to check out this year’s installation the evening before the official launch, a fantastic way to really experience the artworks in their solitude. And it was one of those glorious summertime evenings the make you feel so smug about being a Sydneysider, having such easy access to such a spectacular natural setting. There’s definitely a little for everyone this year. Symbolic, strong sculptural pieces, playful kitchy Pop art, bigger-is-better splashes of colour, sensory pieces playing off the movement and energy of the coast, and some really interesting interactive work. (If only I could climb up David McCraken’s monolithic Diminish and Ascend, a concrete stairway to heaven that provides a perfect platform from which to check out the progress on our Ben Buckler site.) My personal favourites: Lucy Humphrey’s Horizon – simple, powerful, fluid. I felt like a voyeur, peering into a ball revealing the secrets of the sea. Phil Price’s Snake, perched off the edge of Marks park, can be strangely hypnotic if stared at for too long. Carl Billinglsey’s Red Centre – there’s something about masses of colour billowing in the breeze that just makes you smile like a kid.”

 

Author: Nick tobias