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

Sculpture Workshops

Located at Tamarama

10am-11.30am AND 12.30-2pm
(weekdays 28 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 18 October –  2 November 2018)

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 through 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 28 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. Worksheet provided with booking confirmation.
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]


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. Limited places available.
Bookings essential.
Cost: $25

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Sculpture by the Sea  Sydney Sculpture Conference 2018

Venue: The Sydney Opera House 

Date: TBA

An annual conference held in conjunction with the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. The conference will provide theoretical background and develop insight into contemporary sculptural practices with reference to the exhibition. Programmed to bring together artists, curators, collectors, academics, arts professionals and enthusiasts, the Sydney Sculpture Conference aims to develop collaborative partnerships that foster creative ideas and exchange between local, national and international sculpture and art communities; while raising the profile, interest, and awareness of sculpture across Australia.

Find out more about the Sydney Sculpture Conference 2018