I took a few shots at Swell today of just some of the amazing sculptures. The feed back from the people I spoke to was excellent. There is a great atmosphere at the festival, with literally thousands of people wandering the boardwalk and interacting with the sculptures, listening to the music or eating.
The sculptures above are (clockwise from top left): "Uncle jack Charles" by Leonie Rhodes, "Irrelevant Information" by Suzi Lucas, "The Sirens" by The Winged Collective and "Pigs do Fly" by Adrian Hofmann.
It really is worth seeing this show.
We installed my sculpture "All the World's a Stage" at Currumbin for Swell on Wednesday this week. It was great to see the diversity of work of the other sculptors. I was allocated a spot next to Karl de Waal, a sculptor who had pile of demolition rubble delivered to his site on the back of a tip truck - he then began planting little trees and umbrellas in the top of the rubble. We couldn't stay until it was completed, but I can't wait to go back and see how it looks. There are 55 sculptures on show, everyone of them vastly different and fascinating in their own way. The show is on until September 22nd.
You can go to the Swell Facebook page for the latest news and images from the festival at the following link - https://www.facebook.com/swellsculpture
As part of the annual Swell Sculpture Festival, a gallery in Currumbin - The Way of Design Gallery - hosts the Swell Smalls show, which includes small works by the sculptors showing in the outdoor festival. The show is on now until the close of Swell on September 22nd.
We are hiring a ute tonight to transport my outdoor piece for the main Swell exhibition, which is a two metre long version of the sculpture pictured above. All going well it will be installed and securely attached to the ground before the sun gets too high tomorrow morning.
You can see more about what is going on during the festival at the following link: http://www.swellsculpture.com.au/swell-09/swell.php
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