What a Tasty Looking Burger by James Dive. Photo: Clyde Yee.
Sculpture by the Sea is the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world and one of Sydney’s most popular events. This year, it celebrated its 21st anniversary. Held on the breathtaking Bondi to Tamara coastal walk, it had 520,000 visitors viewing over 100 sculptures by artists from all over the world. The free public exhibition is held for three weeks each Spring and is one of the most unique events in the world.
Littoral Echo by Sonia Payes. Photo: Clyde Yee.
The artists exhibiting at Sculpture by the Sea come from all over Europe, America, Asia, Australia and more. Sculpture by the Sea takes pride in giving opportunities to new artists from everywhere, and creating a community of international artists that come together for this event. Anyone is allowed to apply to exhibit and those that are accepted organise their own freight to get their works to the exhibition.
Melencolia by Simon Hodgson. Photo: Clyde Yee.
Held alongside the 2km-long outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Inside is an indoor exhibition of 200+ small and exciting contemporary sculptures by exhibiting artists. It is a popular and well respected exhibition loved by art collectors and the general public. Sculpture Inside provides a deeper insight into each of the artists’ practice by showcasing their other works. This exhibition provides the opportunity to purchase works by emerging, mid-career and established artists.
Transporter by Dale Miles. (Left: Sculpture by the Sea. Right: Sculpture Inside) Photo: Jessica Wyld.
Sculpture by the Sea uses PACK & SEND Kings Cross to handle the works from Sculpture Inside. PACK & SEND has partnered with Sculpture Inside to arrange deliveries of sold sculptures to buyers, and return unsold sculptures to the artists, domestically and internationally.
Giorgia Mack, Sales Coordinator of Sculpture by the Sea, says, “All I have to do is to provide the client and artwork details to Danny at PACK & SEND Kings Cross, and they’ll provide a quote. Once the client approves, we hand the artwork over the PACK & SEND and they manage everything from there… including the payment, packaging, and delivery. The team at PACK & SEND Kings Cross do such a thorough job of packing the fragile sculptures and they always arrive safely.”
Foci by Karl Meyer. Photo: Jessica Wyld.
She continues, “We have a great relationship with Danny – we now have a system in place and are able to talk openly about many things. He knows our busy period and makes time for us. He is also familiar with our requirements and understands that we work in a fast-paced exhibition environment, and if we ask for a quote, the client expects to receive it in 1-2 days. Danny always gets back to us quickly with the quote to help us to confirm the sale. PACK & SEND definitely helps to make our exhibition and sales a better experience for us and our clients.”
Sea Through by Lucy Barker. Photo: Jessica Wyld.
Sculpture by the Sea has another exhibition in Cottesloe, Western Australia. Its 14th exhibition in Cottesloe will be occurring on 2 – 19 March 2018. It will feature 78 artists from 16 countries, including Australia. To find out more about Sculpture by the Sea, go to http://sculpturebythesea.com.