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Swell Sculpture festival
People Art Place
9-18 September 2022

Over 50 large scale contemporary
sculptures set among
the natural landscape of
currumbin beach, Queensland.
pop up exhibitions across the City of Gold Coast

SWELL Sculpture Festival

QUEENSLAND’S LARGEST OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

Main exhibition held along Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland

Experience pop up exhibitions across the Gold Coast including westerlySWELL at Mudgeeraba & Lower Beechmont, easterlySWELL at Chevron Island and northerlySWELL at Helensvale.

Also experience SWELL Smalls Gallery with cultural programming at The SWELL Fringe Festival in Currumbin.

 

Come face to face with awe-inspiring sculptures by local, national and international artists at the

20th SWELL Sculpture Festival 9 – 18 September 2022.

Stay a little longer and discover a range of unique experiences; guided twilight walks through the artworks, artist talks next to the sculptures and artist led workshops.

Swell Sculpture Festival inspires and captures the hearts and minds of all who visit.

SATELLITE SWELL

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.

THE URCHINS AUSTRALIA

Client: Festival 2018, part of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Design: Choi+Shine Architects

Crocheters: Over 80 crocheters took part from Queensland and Australia

Year 2018 READ MORE >>>

THE MEDAL BLOOMS PROJECT

Client Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Year 2018

For the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, SWELL commissioned Elizabeth to rework her installation on a grand scale for the Medal Blooms. READ MORE >>>

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.

THE POPPY ART PROJECT

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.

northerlySWELL

Collaboration Division 2 City of Gold Coast
Year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021

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.

westerlySWELL

Collaboration Division 9 City of Gold Coast
Year 2020 & 2021

westerlySWELL connects people, art and place, forming the western point of the SWELL compass annually as a celebration of art, culture and community. Each year SWELL Sculpture Festival curates a specialised pop up exhibition which becomes westerlySWELL. In 2020 westerlySWELL popped up with 7 artworks created by local and national sculptors. westerlySWELL 2021 featured the works of internationally renowned artist Emma Anna and her Scrabble inspired sculptures.

easterlySWELL

Collaboration Division 10 City of Gold Coast
Year 2020 & 2021

easterlySWELL forms the eastern point of the SWELL compass, connecting people, art and place within the Chevron Island community. easterlySWELL 2020 saw the innovative and engaging works of Christopher Trotter. In 2021, Sydney based design studio Atelier Sisu featured their iridescent and mesmerising 'art-chitecture', Evanescent.

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