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

Workshops and tours held weekdays during the exhibition: Thursday 18 October – Friday 2 November, 2018

Bookings open 2 August 2018

Artist Workshops

Located at Tamarama

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

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. The workshops will engage students with science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM), problem-solving and creative thinking.

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 with a Sculpture by the Sea Educator. The tour focuses on individual and group responses and different subject areas that are relevant, including STEM- to a selected sculpture through interactive discussion and activities.
Maximum 15 students in each group.

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

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Artist Spotlight Talks

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

10.30am-11.30am AND 12pm-1pm
(weekdays during the exhibition 18 October –  2 November 2018

Meet and view the work of two exhibiting artists for a question and answer discussion. Consider context, relationship to site, themes, 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

10.30-11.30pm
weekdays during the exhibition 18 October –  2 November 2018

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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Sculpting Poetry

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.

Marks Park

Monday 22, Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October
Time 10.00-11.20am, 11.45-1:05pm 1.30-2.50pm
Cost: $250 (maximum 20 students)

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Tactile Tours for students with a disability

Located at Marks Park

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 17 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: $20 (Free for teachers booked into an Education Program)

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Sculpture by the Sea  Sydney Sculpture Conference 2018

Venue: The Sydney Opera House 

Monday 3 November 9.30am-5.30pm

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