Swell Festival: Mark the diary Gold Coasters! One of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful stretches of sand will be transformed into Australia’s most stunning outdoor art gallery.
The SWELL Sculpture Festival will arrive at Currumbin Beach on September 13. The festival runs until the September 22.
The vast coastal landscape at Currumbin Beach will be an Insta paradise. It’s where you can take endless snaps of thought-provoking and sculpturally impressive works. Or, you could just enjoy the art without compulsively taking photos. Either way, you will enjoy yourself, because beautiful art in a beautiful part of the world is epic!
The Festival is Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition. It will feature more than 55 unique works of art. They will appear along the one-kilometres foreshore between the iconic Currumbin and Elephant rocks. Visitors will see installations, digital works and sculpture across ten days.
The sculptures range from geometric minimalism and traditional formalist to metamodernism and everything in between. They have been created with methods ranging from hand carving to computerised algorithms.
There will also be will be a program of entertainment and activities. And of course, stuff for kids. In the child-focused SWELL Kids Elements area, a space will be dedicated to small-scale sculptures.
There are other things going on in other parts of the Coast too. Local artist Ivan Lovatt will present a new large-scale sculpture at the Helensvale Library and Cultural Precinct for Northerly SWELL.
The festival has grown into an internationally acclaimed cultural attraction. It draws in art lovers, beachgoers, families and visitors alike. The Festival is a not-for-profit arts organisation supported by the Queensland Government.
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Below are images from From 2018 Swell.
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