'April Pine: Shifting Horizons' at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2018
Sand, surf and sculptures. Sand, surf and sculptures
We rarely need an excuse to visit Sydney’s world-famous Bondi Beach, but for the next three weeks there’s even more reason to make the trip thanks to the start of this year’s Sculpture by the Sea. Staged along the stunning Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, the free public exhibition draws in over 500,000 visitors each year to view over 100 sculptures created by artists from around the globe - making it the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world.
Today’s image showcases the work of April Pine, titled ‘Shifting Horizons’. Pine envisaged the wooden sculptures as guardians or protectors of the landscape. While each figure stands at around two metres in height, they vary from 100 to 300 kilograms in weight. Exhibition goers were encouraged to look through the artist’s sculptures up to the sky, allowing their dynamic nature (some are noticeably more minimal than others) to constantly change their perspective. Pine has gone on to describe her work as “Australian desert colour married with blue ocean”. You have until November 10 to discover what this year’s artists have in store.