Currumbin Beach Swell Sculpture Festival

It’s Swell Sculpture Festival time again…

Its hard to believe that its 12 months since the last Swell Festival.

This is undoubtedly the best time of the year to visit and walk along beautiful Currumbin Beach and soak up all the diverse art featured.

‘A Passion for Patience’ is the name of this intricate art piece that resembles a beaded spiders web which is made of glass and powder coated steel, it looks beautiful in the early morning light, a good reason to come early.

Get an early start…before the crowdsArt on Currumbin Beach Gold Coast

Personally I like to arrive early in the morning around 7.30am if you don’t like crowds, and treat your self to breakfast in one of the many Currumbin Beach Cafes right on Currumbin Beach, I couldn’t think of a better way to start the day, I did just that this week.

While having breakfast a lady waiting for a coffee told me she had stopped specifically at Currumbin to check out the Swell Festival on her way to Murwillumbah.

Your Altered Gaze Returned

The amusements mirrors at the old Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in the 1960’s and research with astronomy influence this work. Vanessa Stanley..these comments quoted from Swell Festival program.

This is an usual piece and you do get the feel of the old distorted mirrors you see at amusement parks, however the reflection of the ocean, early morning sun off the mirrors is intriguing.

Treat yourself to breakfast on Currumbin Beach…

It’s interesting to watch and listen to the comments of visitors to the Swell Festival, clearly many are visitors from Brisbane for the day, this can quickly be ascertained just by their appearance, not that we Gold Coasters don’t take note of our appearance but we are much more layback here.


The ocean tends to put us in another sphere.

Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin BeachThis early spring morning was just wonderful…watching the board riders waiting for their perfect ride; I attempted to think of myself as a visitor/tourist to the Gold Coast.

What would be my impression of this morning?


I am sure you can come up with that answer, without me reminding you.
After taking a quick walk along Currumbin Beach esplanade to check out the weird and wonderful for 2011 my whole focus now is to capture some of my favourite pieces of Art at sunrise.


So I may be back later in the week with an update…

Here is a slideshow I created a couple of years back...

 See you on my next walk at the Swell Sculpture Festival

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