Program & Bookings

  • Sculpture Workshop, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017. Photo Gareth Carr
  • Sculpture Workshop, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017.Photo Gareth Carr
  • Focus Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017. Photo Clyde Yee
  • Focus Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017. Photo Gareth Carr
  • Focus Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016. Photo Reni Indrawan
  • Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017, Kids Guide. Photo Jessica Wyld.
  • Sydney Sculpture Conference 2016. Photo Gareth Carr
  • Sydney Sculpture Conference 2017. Photo Gareth Carr
  • Sydney Sculpture Conference 2017. Photo Gareth Carr

Monday 28 October – Friday 8 November, 2019

Bookings will open and Education Resources will be updated and available on 1 August 2019.

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY

Artist-led Sculpture Making Workshops

Located at Tamarama

10am-11.30am AND 12.30-2pm
(weekdays 24 Oct- 8 Nov)

A unique opportunity for students to meet and work with a professional exhibiting artist and explore materials and processes involved in creating sculpture through activities based on the Artist’s practice. Previous workshops have explored concepts such as relationships with the built environment and the natural world through creative play and risk-taking. Students have been introduced to art making techniques using clay, wire, plaster, salvaged and recycled material, paper, and natural materials.

Maximum 30 students in each group.

Cost: $400 (includes Artist fee and a Kids’ Guide Catalogue per student).

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Focus Tours

Located at Marks Park

9.30-10.30am AND 11am-12pm AND 12.30pm-1.30pm
(weekdays during the exhibition 24 Oct –  8 Nov)

Students will explore and engage with a selection of sculptures guided by a Sculpture by the Sea Educator. Participants will develop meaning-making and visual literacy skills during a 60 minute tour with interactive discussion and activities. The guided discussions will also serve to link the artworks to relevant subject areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths (STEAM) subjects.

Maximum 15 students in each group.

Cost: 60mins – interactive discussion tour $175 per group

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SECONDARY AND TERTIARY

Artist Spotlight Talks

Located at Tamarama or Marks Park (confirmed in booking confirmation)

10.30am-11.30am AND 12pm-1pm
(weekdays 24 Oct- 8 Nov )

Meet two exhibiting artists and view their work followed by a Q&A guided by a Sculpture by the Sea Educator. Go in depth with our artists in uncovering inspiration, context, relationship to site, concepts, materials and techniques employed in the works. An ideal case study activity for senior classes.

Maximum 30 students in each group.

Cost: $220

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ESL Tours

Located at Marks Park

10.30-11.30am
(weekdays 28 Oct- 8 Nov )

Led by a specialist Educator, the tour will introduce the exhibition and present a selection of works with a focus on encouraging students use of language to describe subjective and objective responses to the sculptures and the processes involved in their creation.
Maximum 15 students in each group.

Cost: $175

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Tactile Tours for students with a disability

Located at Marks Park

From 10am onwards
(weekdays 28 Oct- 8 Nov )

Tactile Tours offer students with disabilities a guided tour with an experienced Sculpture by the Sea Educator. They are encouraged to interact, respond and engage with a selection of sculptures nominated by both the Artist and the Site Manager as being safe to touch. The Tours take place in accessible areas in Marks Park.
Cost: free
Bookings essential please contact [email protected]

 

Sculpting Poetry

 Located at Marks Park

Time: 10.00-11.20am AND 11.45-1:05pm AND 1.30-2.50pm

In partnership with the Red Room Company this 80 min workshop session will enable students to collaborate with a poet and artist /educator to consider sculpture through different ‘lenses’ and to be inspired to write poetry through tactile, visual and aural exploration.

The session will include a 15-20 min interactive tour of several sculptures. Students will then work with a poet who will prompt students to write sensory similes for group poems in response to one of the sculptures. Cost: $250 (maximum 20 students)
Bookings essential please contact [email protected]


TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Teachers’ Preview

Located at Tamarama Park

Wednesday 23 October 4.30-6pm

Join the excitement, celebrate and preview this year’s exhibition on the last night of install. Meet exhibiting artists and view and discuss their work with them. Refreshments, Kids Guide, Exhibition Catalogue and Education resources will be provided.
Bookings essential. Limited places available.
Cost: $25

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Sculpture by the Sea  Sydney Sculpture Conference 2019: Significance of Site

Venue: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Date: Tuesday 29 October

Programmed to bring together artists, curators, collectors, academics, arts professionals & enthusiasts, the annual Sydney Sculpture Conference aims to develop collaborative partnerships that foster creative ideas exchange between local, national and international sculpture and art communities; while raising the profile, interest and awareness of sculpture across Australia.

Full Program to be announced shortly, stay tuned!

Find out more about the Sydney Sculpture Conference 2019 

Completing The Sydney Sculpture Conference will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.