• Students participating in a Focus Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015. Photo J Wylde.
  • Workshop with exhibiting artist Elyssa Sykes-Smith. Photo by Jarrad Seng.
  • Workshop with exhibiting artist Bronwyn Berman. Photo by J Wyld.
  • Students responding to sculpture. Photo Clare Elliot.


This temporary annual outdoor exhibition showcases over one hundred sculptural works and contemporary practices, including site specific and ephemeral installations, by Australian and International artists. The exhibition takes place along the iconic coastal walk between Bondi and Tamarama beaches. Adjacent to cliffs and ocean this public walk way encompasses Marks Park and Tamarama Park and is interspersed with staircases and occasional seating. The sculptures themselves are constructed from a diverse range of materials. We advise that children are supervised at all times by an adult.  Works that are NOT safe to touch are labelled accordingly.

A vital and exciting component to Sculpture by the Sea is the Education Program which takes place during the exhibition.

The program provides an exciting opportunity to stimulate teachers and students, expand language and observation skills and encourage creativity.

The key outcome of our Education Program is for students and teachers to develop their understanding of, and individual responses to, sculpture as a visual art form though directed interactive discussion and art making activities with exhibiting contemporary artists and Sculpture by the Sea Educators.  Other outcomes include:

  • an affordable visual arts experience in an out of class room environment that is both educative and enjoyable;
  • the opportunity for experiential learning whereby all students can engage with  processes and techniques in creating  sculptures in a unique environment; and
  • a supportive and creative setting in which students from diverse backgrounds can work collaboratively with professional artists

Visual Art plays an important role in the social, cultural and spiritual lives of individuals.  It offers a wide range of opportunities to appreciate meaning -personally, culturally and as a form of communication. By developing a unique, affordable, creative and accessible education program, Sculpture by the Sea hopes to provide quality education experiences to an increasingly diverse audience.

Our organisation provides an open welcoming and safe environment for all program participants and visitors.

For other enquiries please contact [email protected]