Almost Wordless Wednesday: Swell sculptures

The Swell Sculpture festival is on again and I plan on cruising down the Currumbin esplanade sometime this weekend to view and photograph the amazing sculptures on display in the open air. Today I want to share some of my favourite Swell sculptures from the last few years.



14 thoughts on “Almost Wordless Wednesday: Swell sculptures

  1. elisaruland September 19, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    The beach is the perfect venue to display these sculptures. I like them all, but think the runners are really fun!

    • twoblackdoggies September 20, 2012 / 4:36 pm

      It is perfect and makes for a great day out (the exhibition is always free so very family friendly), just have to remember to pack some sunblock and a hat :-). The runners were very well placed, I took quite a lot of photos in an effort to capture them looking as natural as possible.

  2. Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom September 19, 2012 / 11:01 pm

    Wow, I love these and I can’t wait to see what photos you get this year. Of course I’m rather fond of all the dogs ones. That last photo is priceless!

    • twoblackdoggies September 20, 2012 / 4:33 pm

      I’m always a sucker for the dog sculptures, I think that there is usually one sculpture every year that features our loyal canine companions. The last one doesn’t show off the sculpture so well but the interaction was awesome πŸ™‚

  3. Doggy's Style September 19, 2012 / 11:41 pm

    I loved the sculptures, really nice pics.
    The last my fav.

    • twoblackdoggies September 20, 2012 / 4:31 pm

      They’re awesome and it will be interesting to see what the artists have come up with this year.

  4. megtraveling September 20, 2012 / 1:33 am

    You must be looking forward to seeing the latest sculptures! I really like the last picture too – I wonder what happened next… πŸ™‚

    • twoblackdoggies September 20, 2012 / 4:29 pm

      I am! Going tomorrow afternoon and might even take one of the black doggies with me (the better behaved in public one). I love that last picture, it was fun watching the reaction of the real dog as he didn’t quite now what to make of the creature in front of him πŸ™‚

  5. birdcagedesign September 20, 2012 / 7:12 am

    We have sculpture by the sea in octOber! Bondi to bronte I cannot wait it means summer is on th way! Enjoy πŸ™‚

    • twoblackdoggies September 20, 2012 / 4:28 pm

      I’ve never been to Sculpture by the sea, but I just love the Swell Sculpture festival at Currumbin and can only image that the Sydney coastline would provide a great backdrop as well. Summer is definitely on the way πŸ™‚

  6. Bosun Dawg September 21, 2012 / 1:16 pm

    These are great. I look forward to seeing the current ones. The last photo was a fun surprise!

    • twoblackdoggies September 21, 2012 / 7:56 pm

      I’m hoping the weather stays good, we head to the beach tomorrow and at the moment there are a few clouds around. I love that last shot, you can tell that the dog doesn’t quite know what to make of the sculpture.

  7. George Weaver October 4, 2012 / 11:34 am

    You’re right; swell sculptures! I like the “bronze” girl and the whales especially.

    • twoblackdoggies October 4, 2012 / 12:14 pm

      The bronze girl was a huge sculpture, from memory it was from the chest up and her face was at eye level. I love that the sculptures usually follow the theme of the environment in which they are exhibited.

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