Sculpture by the Sea returned to the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk as the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition in Oct- Nov 2018. The spectacular coastal walk was transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.

“Groundswell”, 2018 (Materials: reclaimed tents, sails and gazebos, upholstery thread, gaffa tape, snap hooks, wires, steel frame) (size: height 3m x width 5m x length 16m)

Groundswell is a site-specific installation that carpets the grassy knoll of the coastal foreshore with a kaleidoscope of colour. The patchwork surface, made entirely from reclaimed tents, sails and kites, rolls off the landscape and inflates into a three-dimensional wave, wafting back and forth in the passing breeze. This kinetic installation physically manifests the everchanging natural coastline. Invisible wind forces emerge as vibrant stalactites, illuminated by the natural sunlight and breathing in the surrounding air. While this installation strives to capture the public’s attention with its thorny shards and gelato-colours, underpinning its exuberance is a darker message about the throwaway culture of our time.

Georgina Humphries was one of three artist selected for the 2018 Clitheroe Emerging Sculptor Mentorship Program


PrintThe Clitheroe Foundation and Sculpture by the Sea established The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorship Program in 2006, awarding $10,000 each to 3 selected artists. The mentor program aims to encourage professional and meaningful fellowships between emerging sculptors and established practitioners. In benefit of Sculpture by the Sea‘s established organisational framework, the program facilitates a skills exchange between the emerging artists and their mentors and provides a forum for the professional and technical development of the emerging sculptors.