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TSL Sculpture by the Sea

‘Wind Stone the Threshold of Consciousness’ by Koichi Ishino
(Image by TSL)

If you’re new to Sculpture by the Sea – it’s well worth a look-see if you’re visiting Sydney. It’s held every October/November along the gorgeous Bondi – Tamarama coastal walk. The natural beauty of the coastline is majestic in itself, but then with the addition of large-scale pieces of sculptural art – just wow!

Small admission: LM took me to Sculpture by the Sea on our first ever date together. It was a scorching hot Sydney day. The kind that we’ve been experiencing again lately. Temperatures well into the 30’s (that’s 90’s if you think in fahrenheit!) 

We now go every year together. It has become one of our ‘traditions’. And, of course the fluff-bucket joins us, too. It would feel really weird not to go.

We get up early and go before the crowds arrive. I’m not so great with crowds.

And, just in case you’re wondering how this post fits in with my autoimmune protocol regime, well – it slots right in there under managing stress, protecting my circadian rhythms, getting low-intensity activity AND improving my environment! Checking out the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition makes me happy.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. (William James)

So, this year, LM took all the photos. He’s so much more patient than I about the increasing numbers of people who have the same idea as us – get up early to beat the crowds.

And so, without further ado, the annual TSL Sculpture by the Sea photo montage:

TSL Big Man

‘Big Man’ by Will Maggiore
Hot forged steel

TSL Currawong

‘Currawong’ by Lou Lambert
Hard woods, wire, rope, copper

TSL Crossing the Sky By Boat

TSL Crossing the Sky By Boat

Two Perspectives on ‘Crossing the Sky by Boat’ by Peter Tilley
Cast iron, corten Steel

A little perspective, like a little humour, goes a long way. (Allen Klein)

TSL Sentinels

‘Sentinels’ by Julie Donnelly

TSL Save Our Souls

‘Save Our Souls’ by Cave Urban
Bamboo, steel, rope, concrete, LED lights

TSL Ring + Permanent Sunrise

Foreground: ‘Ring’ by Peter Lundberg
Cast bronze
Background: ‘Permanent Sunrise’ by Alejandro Propato
Steel pipes, nylon wire, steel wire

TSL Ornithopter

‘Ornithopter’ by Sam Deal
Found objects, recycled material

TSL Sisyphus

‘Sisyphus’ by George Andric
316 grade stainless steel

TSL The Figure in the Landscape

‘The Figure in the Landscape’ by John Petrie

TSL Men Playing with Birds

‘Men Playing with Birds’ by Wang Shugang
Painted bronze

TSL Gift of the Rhinoceros

‘Gift of the Rhinoceros’ by Mikaela Castledine
Polypropylene fibre, aluminium

TSL Headrest

‘Headrest’ by Michael Le Grand
Painted Steel

TSL Evidence Based Research - Crossing the Line

‘Evidence Based Research – Crossing the Line’ by Julie Collins & Derek John
Timber, Steel, Industrial polyurethane

TSL Breaching

‘Breaching’ by Michael Greve
Redgum, spotted gum

TSL The Wanderer

‘The Wanderer’ by Sean Henry
Bronze, exterior paint

TSL House of Mirrors

‘House of Mirrors’ by Neon
Mirror, plywood, gabion cages

TSL Look Who's Here

‘Look who’s here’ by Janaki Lele
Paper mach, sand, exterior varnish

TSL M.140901

‘M.140901’ by Toshio Iezumi
Float glass

TSL Wind Stone the Threshold of Consciousness'

‘Wind Stone the Threshold of Consciousness’ by Koichi Ishino
Marine grade stainless steel, granite

TSL Wine Talk

‘Wine Talk’ by Richard Tipping
Reflective tape on aluminium, galvanised steel poles
(All images by TSL)

The eighteenth annual exhibition of Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi runs until the 9 November. It’s free. And, highly recommended!