I just can’t get enough of Sculpture by the Sea this year at Cottesloe beach. On Friday, I was lucky enough to attend the official opening and media launch. Since then, I have been back most afternoons with my little family observing and absorbing culture expression and nature in its purest form.
It’s been a great way to combine a little bit of fitness, a lot of family fun time in the great outdoors, together with the odd photo.
Speaking of photos, I was hoping there might have been a calm before the spectator storm to sneak a decent photo or 69 but it wouldn’t matter what time or day it is, there always seems to be more than a crowd.
There were a few firsts this year. A fully (on purpose) submerged sculpture which I’m looking at getting up close and personal with as soon as I source an underwater camera. Because you know me, photos or it didn’t happen and this year I’m determined one way or another, photo bombers included to capture all 69 sculptures, 51 of which are showing for the first time.
There is also an interactive #selfiesculpture which you are encouraged to climb on in to become your own sculpture and grab a selfie while you are there.
I believe there is also a bit of performance art at 5pm each day centered around Annette Thas’ Dame Cockatoo and Entourage piece. Annette took out the People’s Choice Award last year with her rather impressive ‘wave 1’ sculpture, which was constructed from Barbie dolls. This year, Annette has used the leftover Barbie dresses as the basis of her creation.
At 5pm this Sunday (15/3) you will have a chance to learn the latest Instagram tips and tricks by joining Instagram favourites @paulyvella, @garry_norris together with one of my favourite local photographers @jarradseng for the Sculpture by the Sea Instameet.
WIN WIN!! I’m planning on casing this one and will have a little mystery prize on me for the first person to find me and introduce themselves.
The #sxsmoments photo competition is once again running this year. All you need to do is tag your Sculpture by the Sea photos when you are sharing on Instagram to be in the running to win a trip to the Bondi exhibition later in the year as one of their official photographers.
Today, I’m sharing just a few of my favourite #sxsmoments with more to come on Instagram:
With funding cuts meaning the event is likely to run at a loss this year, I’m hoping it doesn’t signal the end of the event altogether.
WORTH CASING WEDNESDAY LINK UP
If you have a blog post worth casing this week or you are playing along for Wordless Wednesday (something I clearly struggle with) this is the place to link up. I’m always looking for new blogs to case. Are you Worth Casing?
What have you been up to this week and are you an art lover?
Would you like to see or know more about Sculpture by the Sea?