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Swell Sculpture festival
People Art Place
6-15 September 2024

Over 65 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, as well as SWELL Smalls Gallery at it's beachside venue and cultural programming at SWELL Fringe in Wallace Nicoll Park, Currumbin.

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

22nd SWELL Sculpture Festival 6 – 15 September 2024.

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

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

SWELL PROJECTS

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.

Waterlines at the Hinze Dam

Collaboration Queensland Government’s Tourism Experience Development Fund, City of Gold Coast, Councillor Glenn Tozer, Division 9 and Seqwater
Year 2024

With a strong focus on land art, Waterlines presented an 11 day immersive experience with sculptural installations and eco programming. Two larger-than-life land art installations, soundscape kayak tour and more at the Hinze Dam and surrounding hinterland (see gallery).

William Barton & Friends at SWELL

Collaboration Div 14 Cr Gail O’Neill & Griffith University
Year 2023

The SWELL Fringe 2023 program hosted a special night of live music presented by award winning composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist – William Barton. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading didgeridoo players and composers, the following day William hosted an intimate yarning circle with Griffith Alumni.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Trophy Tour

Collaboration FIFA Women's World Cup
Year 2023

SWELL was proud to present parthenopi's GOAL COAST at Burleigh Beach for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Trophy Tour, on its journey to each of the 32 qualified countries.

 

Mullet Season at Pacific Fair

Collaboration Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Year 2023

Luther Cora's 'Mullet Season' exhibited at Pacific Fair as part of their 2023 NAIDOC Week celebrations. These colourful mullet fish are a a sign of happiness, abundance, sharing, and coming together.

 

SWELL Sculpture at Usher Cup 2023

Collaboration Usher Cup
Year 2023

The 3-day surfing event located at the iconic Snapper Rocks showcased gorgeous sculptures by SWELL Sculpture Festival 2022 Artists parthenopi and Emily Hastie. The sculptures were situated along the beachside path to inspire and delight event-goers.

 

Living Sculptures

Collaboration Arc Circus
Year 2022

Living Sculptures is a stunning and dynamic, Indigenous-led, site-specific contemporary performance piece fusing traditional First Nations dance and storytelling, contemporary circus, and sculpture, performed on the beach alongside the static sculptures of SWELL Sculpture Festival 2022.

 

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 >>>

 

 

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.

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