People . Art . Place

14-23 SEPT 2018  /  16 YEARS OF SWELL


the next wave of sculpture is invited for 2018 - submissions open 

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SWELL Sculpture Festival

our signature exhibition

Come face to face with awe-inspiring sculptures by local, national and international artists at the 16th SWELL Sculpture Festival, 14 – 23 September, 2018.

Stay a little longer and discover a range of unique experiences; guided twilight walks and artist talks; salute to sculpture yoga; artist led workshops; delicious food on The Green and live music at SWELL Sounds.


Swell Sculpture Festival inspires, amuses, uplifts and captures The hearts and minds of all who visit.


View highlights from SWELL 2016 Exhibition


View highlights from SWELL 2015 Exhibition



Year round, SWELL works with clients and collaborators, coordinating and hosting new and exciting recognised national and international artists for stand alone public art projects.



Client  Currumbin RSL
Year 2015 + 2016

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, SWELL produced a sculptural installation on Elephant Rock, the home of a large annual dawn ANZAC ceremony.

Surfers Paradise Alliance

Client  Surfers Paradise Alliance – Sand Safari  
Year 2016

Sand Safari, a Surfers Paradise Alliance signature event was at capacity. Surfers Paradise Alliance was investing in growing the event beyond the sand sculpture offering to include artworks inspired by sand and sea across different mediums.


Northerly SWELL

Collaboration Division 2 City of Gold Coast   
Year  2014, 2015 & 2016

To extend the footprint of SWELL Sculpture Festival and connect the northern end of the Gold Coast with the southern end, SWELL collaborated with Division 2 to deliver a public sculpture in an up-close environment at the Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre.