There’s a giant, fleshy Buddha sitting atop the south Bondi headland. No, this isn’t a vision conjured by the enlightened – there actually is a big, bare Buddha at Marks Park in Sydney. He’s part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition, contributed by alumni from the leading Chinese art institution, The Central Academy of Art in Beijing.
The annual exhibition turns Sydney’s rugged coastline into a sculpture park for a little over two weeks, dotting the pathway of the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama walk. Now in its 22nd year, this Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Bondi features 107 sculptures by artists from 21 countries around the world. From the wild and wacky to the peaceful and pensive, the free exhibition first began in 1997 as a one-day event run by volunteers. It’s now grown to become the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world!
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
October 18th–November 4th
Bondi to Tamarama Coast Walk
Sydney, New South Wales