Sep 28, 2011

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2010 - (2)

Bondi Beach

This is my second post with photos of sculptures from last year's  'Sculpture by the Sea' exhibition.        
The sculptures were displayed along the walk between Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach, as well as around Mark's Park.

Angus Adameitis - 'Beside the Point'

Matthew Harding - 'Centripetal'

Stephen Marr - 'Crossroads'

Tim Macfarlane Reid - 'Initialis'

  This year's Sculpture by the Sea Bondi exhibition is scheduled to begin on 3rd November 2011.

James Rogers - 'Big Bather'

The photos below were taken of sculptures at Tamarama.

Dennis Kalous - 'Bondi Venus'

Daniel Wallwork - 'Earth fish'
Materials used in this sculpture include 'recycled plastic bumpers'

Patrick Oppliger - 'Wayfarer'

Garry Deirmendjian - 'Flake'

Sep 21, 2011

On Sale!

I recently visiting the 'On Sale - Shops and Shopping' exhibition at the State Library of NSW (8th August to 30 October 2011). This exhibition covers shopping in Sydney from the first purpose built shops of the 1800s to the present day. One the old icons of Sydney shopping is the former  'Grace Bros.' building (below) which was completed in 1923.

Broadway Shopping Centre

Grace Bros. first opened in Bay Street in 1904 and closed their Broadway store in 1982. 
The Broadway Shopping Centre reopened in 1998 after an extensive redevelopment, and another floor was added to one of the Bay St. buildings in 2007. The buildings now house a shopping complex, cinema and student accommodation.

I have always admired the clock towers and globes, of the former Grace Bros. Broadway building, surrounded by griffins at their base. I think the globes were probably water tanks.

It is located close to Victoria Park and the University of Sydney. Location map

Sep 14, 2011

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2010 - (1)

Michael Le Grand - 'Anaconda

To follow my previous post, I thought it would be appropriate to look at some of the photos I took last year of the 'Sculpture by the Sea' exhibition. It ran from 26th October to 14th November 2010 and featured over 100 sculptures from Australian and overseas artists.

Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi exhibition which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, is scheduled to begin on the 3rd of November 2011.

Jennifer Orchard - 'Weeping Weeds'
Mitsuo Takeuchi - 'Transfiguration' "link" XXIII

Virgina King - Leaf-vessel

Tomas Misura -  'Splash'

Steve Croquett - 'Jolly Giants'

Sep 4, 2011

Coogee to Bondi Walk

This coastal walk from Coogee to Bondi beaches of around 6Km is a popular Sydney excursion. 

Coogee Beach

Gordon's Bay
  Gordon's Bay (above) is between Coogee and Clovelly Beaches         

near Mark's Park, Bondi

Bondi Baths & Beach
The pool above is part of the Bondi Icebergs Club facilities, but is open to the public with an entrance fee.

VisitNSW advise "the walk is easy to medium with a steep section and quite a few steps. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen and some water".     Bondi to Bronte walk information             Location Map