Swell Festival 2016 – part 1

Up before the sun and with a hit of caffeine, Hubby, Bundy and I were ready to head south to Currumbin, host to the 2016 Swell Sculpture Festival. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to experience the festival, fewer crowds and better light for taking photos. Bundy loves the festival, it is his chance to run around on the sand and meet a few new faces (or sniff new butts to put it in dog terms). Alphy the turtle is the big hit this year, as are the huge deck chairs but I really love the dog walker sculpture and the timber freight boxes lying on the sand. With so many sculptures I have decided to break up the photos and share them in two lots, you will see more of the dog walker and other wonderful works of art sometime next week.

Which one is your favourite?

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11 thoughts on “Swell Festival 2016 – part 1

  1. kareninhonolulu September 17, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Is it any particular media or they just sculpting them to be a certain size? It looks like the turtle is a balloon. You were so right the early morning sun is the best take those photos. I think I really like that alien

    • twoblackdoggies September 17, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      They can use any media and the sculptures vary from small to huge. The turtle is filled with air and it is huge as are the deck chairs. The bird and the surfer/bike riding bull and dog are about human height. At night the sculptures are lit up which must be an amazing sight, perfect for alien sculptures 🙂

  2. Tails by the Sea September 18, 2016 / 7:53 am

    I like the wicker face. The turtle comes in at a close second.

    • twoblackdoggies September 19, 2016 / 1:28 pm

      The wicker face was pretty cool, especially as the sun was coming up 🙂

  3. Debra Kolkka September 18, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    I like them all. I will miss it this year…what a pity.

    • twoblackdoggies September 19, 2016 / 1:29 pm

      That is a shame, but you do so much travelling it must be hard to fit everything in. It is a wonderful exhibition, there is something similar in Sydney next month which is worth seeing.

  4. megtraveling September 19, 2016 / 11:08 am

    The turtle is my favorite! I think you’ve shown pictures from other years and this looks like an amazing festival Sam – your photos are great… 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies September 19, 2016 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks Meg! He is one huge, very cool turtle 🙂 Last year was the first time I missed the festival and I have shared photos from earlier event. It is so much fun seeing such variety 🙂

  5. restlessjo September 20, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Hard to pick a favourite, Sam. So many great ones!

    • twoblackdoggies September 20, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      I know! So many creative, talented people in the world 🙂

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