Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2023

Image above John Petrie with his winning work  23.5°  in Marks Park, Tamarama.
Photograph by Jane Barrett

25TH EXHIBITION | 20 October – 6 November 2023

Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi to Tamarama Beach coastal walk as the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition in 2023.  The spectacular coastal walk will once again be transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring more than 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.

Congratulations to the following artists who are exhibiting in Bondi this year:

David Horton

Greg Johns

Michael Le Grand

John Petrie

Jimmy Rix

Ayako Saito

Ron Robertson-Swann

Visit the website to keep up to date with details including artist talks, tours and suggested walking routes.


20 October – 6 November 2023


Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sydney, Australia


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David Horton  Cheryl’s Night Garden  2023  steel  380 x 400 x 289 cm. To view a selection of David Horton works visit our online Stock Rooms here

Greg Johns  Sit Down Fella (Contemplative)  2023  Corten steel bronze  260 cm high. To view a selection of Greg John works, visit our online Stock Rooms here.

Michael Le Grand  Ebb and Flow’ 2023  painted steel  200 x 500 x 150 cm.

To view a selection of Greg John works, visit our online Stock Rooms here.

To view a selection of Jimmy Rix works visit our online Stock Rooms here

 To view a selection of Ayako Saito’s works visit our online Stock Rooms here.


To view a selection of Ron Robertson-Swann’s works visit our online Stock Rooms here.


‘Sculpture by the Sea’ – on until 7 November

Image above: installation view, Camie Lyons  Impromptu Making and Shadow  steel, paint  350 x 250 x 190 cm.

Australian Galleries is pleased to share that several of the gallery’s represented and notable artists are currently showing in the latest iteration of Sculpture by the Sea. Now in its 24th year, this public outdoor sculpture exhibition – the largest of its kind in the world – is showcasing over 100 artworks by Australian and international sculptors.

Ayako Saito  Tomb of Atreus  2022  steel, painted  210 x 180 x 230 cm.

 “The geometry of the parts of this sculpture, through their relation, add up to a new thing.” – Ayako Saito

Ron Robertson-Swann  Pythagoras  1984  steel, painted  182 x 227 x 267 cm.

“Pythagoras knew a thing or 2.” – Ron Robertson-Swann

Front and back views: Richard Tipping  The Sanctuary of Distance  2020/2022  edition 7  reflective tape, aluminium sheet, galvanised pole  70 x 90 x 5 cm.

“This work is comprised of four different signs, each double-sided with ‘Oh No’ on one side, and ‘Oh Yes’ on the other. It brings the template of the “Danger” sign into new use both as a cry of distress (‘Oh No’) and as a space for resolution and repair (‘Oh Yes’).”

“The sanctuary of distance is declared; and sculpture’s contemplative nature is announced.” – Richard Tipping

Richard Goodwin  Turbulence  aluminium  stainless steel, mild steel, plastic, concrete  441 x 225 x 225 cm.

“This work speaks to the park and dramatises the site. It is both tree-like and a furious seaweed cluster under water. The audience is left to draw the wind in their minds as the turbulence builds.” – Richard Goodwin

Michael Le Grand  Global Minuet  2020  painted steel  240 x 410 x 200 cm.

Michael Snape  Slow Turn  2020  steel  240 x 300 x 240 cm.

“Eighteen lines drawn, eighteen lines cut, bent eighteen times, obtuse or acute, making a Slow Turn.” – Michael Snape

Greg Johns  Horizon Figure  2018-2020  edition 3  corten steel  310 x 400 x 80 cm.

“This work is from a series which explores connection with the Australian landscape. This organic and complex work references the broken stone forms of our unique, weathered landscape.” – Greg Johns

Camie Lyons  Impromptu Making and Shadow  2019  steel, paint  350 x 250 x 190 cm.

“I picked up discarded wire and coaxed it into form. I found beauty in the tangled landscape. These works are those experiments blown up. The challenge was to remain true to the original continuous line work and resist the temptation to redirect.” – Camie Lyons

Jock Clutterbuck  The Orange Tree  2020  fabricated and cast aluminium  210 x 130 x 47 cm.

“The Orange Tree is the title of an early poem by John Shaw Neilson who grew up and worked as a labourer in the Western Wimmera region of Victoria where I also grew up.” – Jock Clutterbuck

James Parrett  M-fifty  2022  stainless steel  230 x 310 x 230 cm.

“M-fifty is primarily inspired by the aesthetic potential of the circular form and what can be achieved through the dissection and reconfiguration of radial arcs.” – James Parrett

Sculpture by the Sea continues until 7 November.

Sculpture by the Sea: 24th Exhibition
Bondi to Tamarama Beach
21 October – 7 November 2022

‘Sculpture Inside’

‘Sculpture Inside’, the small sculpture exhibition component of Sculpture by the Sea is now showing at Marquee, Mark’s Park, Tamarama – on the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition trail until 7 November.

The beautiful works below by Jimmy Rix, Camie Lyons, Ayako Saito and Ron Robertson-Swann are part of this dynamic exhibition of small scale pieces.

“Sculpture Inside’ is our free to the public indoor exhibition located in a pop-up marquee in Marks Park on the exhibition trail, showcasing small artwork by Sculpture by the Sea exhibiting artists.

We welcome visitors to come in and marvel at the presentation of sculpture on a small scale, displaying the diversity of the artist’s practice.
‘Sculpture Inside’ also provides a unique opportunity to purchase sculpture by emerging, mid-career and established Australian and International artists.”

 Above: Jimmy Rix The Sleeping Gypsy (after Rousseau)  bronze  edition of 9  21 x 33 x 25 cm


Above: Camie Lyons  Whirlpool  2021  bronze  46 x 49 x 44 cm

Above: Ayako Saito




Michael Le Grand – ‘Contour 556’ Canberra Art Biennial

Image above: installation view, Reveal  2022  painted steel sculpture  217 x 176 x 165 cm.


We are pleased to share that Michael Le Grand has been included in the latest iteration of Canberra’s biennial public art festival contour 556, now in its 4th edition, with his work ‘Reveal’.

This year, contour 556 has been rebranded as the Canberra Art Biennial, and expands its scope to include the National Arboretum (contour 656) and the University of Canberra (contour 606), whilst also maintaining and building further on its presence in North and South Canberra.

Curator Neil Hobbs says of the festival: “Contour 556 is the water level of Lake Burley Griffin, which links the event in name as well as in purpose to the history of the central Canberra landscape. The artworks and installations selected for the festival respond in some way to Canberra’s history, from 50,000 years to the present day.”

Image above: installation view, National Arboretum.


‘Reveal’ is a sculpture made from painted steel. Le Grand says of the work and its title: “As the name implies, the inner core is revealed with the shedding of the outer elements.”

‘Reveal’ can be found at the National Arboretum alongside several other sculptures until the festival ends on Saturday 29 October 2022.


Canberra Art Biennial 2022 – contour 556
Various locations, Canberra ACT
1 – 29 October 2022