MEDAL BLOOMS PROJECT 2018

In 2006, Queensland artist Elizabeth Poole exhibited Blooming Yellow Wave for SWELL Sculpture Festival. The blooms stood gloriously amongst the Currumbin Beach dune, simulating the way wildflowers grow. For the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, SWELL commissioned Elizabeth to rework the installation on a grand scale with the 853 medal winning athletes at its core as the Medal
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URCHINS AUSTRALIA 2018

  SURFERS Paradise has been inhabited by two radically upscaled hand crocheted sea urchins suspended in Appel Park as part of Festival 2018, the arts and culture program of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games running from Wednesday, April 4 to Sunday, April 15. Embodying the spiny sea creatures of the deep, the giant artwork commission by City of

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COUNTDOWN TO GC2018

SWELL 2017 ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

June 06, 2017   ARTISTS ANNOUNCED AS SWELL CELEBRATES 15 YEARS Over 600 artists have exhibited at SWELL since its humble beginnings in 2003 and in 2017, another 50 artists have been selected to join this distinguished cohort. Celebrating its 15th year, the 10-day exhibition has been instrumental in engaging the community in a vibrant
Image – Alicia Lane’s award winning entry, Rainforest Remnants – Photo by Rowly Emmett Queensland College of Art postgraduate student Alicia Lane has scooped the $15,000 top prize at the Gold Coast Swell Sculpture Festival. Ms Lane,43, took out the Swell Sculpture Award with her work titled Rainforest Remnants, which has been acquired by a private collector. Taking
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 GAME CHANGERS FEATURED AN ARTICLE ON RUTH DELLA AND NATASHA EDWARDS

ANZAC POPPY PROJECT

A very special art installation, to remember the fallen and to honour those in active service, has taken place over the past two years. In 2015 our nation commemorated the ANZAC Centenary and 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the Fromelles and Pozieres battles. The ANZAC Poppy Project is an art installation on Elephant Rock that flows with

BUSH TO BEACH PROJECT

The Bush to Beach project was a new initiative in 2010 and was developed to connect remote children with the creative process of sculpture, local school children and the Swell Sculpture Festival. The aim, to give young people an opportunity that may not have been accessible to them. The Bush to Beach project created an opportunity