The annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is a free and all-inclusive 10-day outdoor sculpture exhibition, by the people for the people. A celebration of narratives and stories spoken through the artworks produced by local, national and international artists. Visitors are invited to immerse on their own level and pace with the sculptures set amongst the natural

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The sculpture walk starts at the northern end of Currumbin Beach and continues along the beach and footpath to Elephant Rock at the southern end. Please purchase a $5 program to read more about the Artists’ works. For the early birds, programs are sold at the Currumbin Beach newsagent from 6am. Download and print the
2020 SWELL AMBASSADOR – LUTHER CORA SWELL is extremely proud to have Luther as our 2020 ambassador, he is a huge supporter of the arts on the Gold Coast. Luther Cora is an inspiring advocate for Indigenous Culture, his Totem is the Black Cockatoo. A proud member of the Cora and Trare Families which come
ARTIST TALKS
SCHEDULED ARTISTS TALKS Join us for insightful talks with artists at their sculptures, gain a deeper understanding and engage in creative conversations. You will hear firsthand of the artist’s motivation and the creative process to bring these artistic concepts to life. Visit the Information Hubs for Artist Talk times and locations. FREE
TAKE PART IN A GUIDED TWILIGHT WALK Join us on an artistic expedition with guest curators to guide you through the sculptures. Gain insight and perspective into the sculptures and discover the method behind the creations. Engage in creative conversations and indulge in the experience of SWELL as twilight transforms the landscape. Bookings essential. When
SWELL KIDS ELEMENTS – GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL MOVIE NIGHT THE WISHMAS TREE A young Ringtail Possum’s misguided wish for a white Wishmas at the magical Wishmas Tree not only freezes her entire hometown of Sanctuary City, but also threatens the lives of all who live there. Bring your own picnic rug and snacks. Watch
SCULPTURE EXPLORATION AND PUZZLES Lil Dusty, our resident SWELL Kids Element mascot, can be found in the printed program, alongside puzzles and a sculpture scavenger hunt for young artists to enjoy. Use the SWELL Kids Artist Statements on the artwork plaques to help find clues! Printed Program: $5 Found at Information Hubs and Currumbin Beach
STORYFEST BEACH POP UP LIBRARY | FREE   Opening daily for little artists to pick up a free book to take home. This wonderful literary delight is an invitation for children to discover more stories whilst exploring SWELL. Where | Currumbin Alley car park, ask for more information at the SWELL Information Hubs When |
IgersGoldCoast Instameet at SWELL  If you love Instagram and photography then come along and join IgersGoldCoast as they make their way through the exhibition discussing composition, light, aperture and all things photography. Learn tips and tricks from like-minded photographers. For more info head to @igersgoldcoast. When | Saturday 12 September Time | 4.00pm Where | 
#SWELLSNAP2020 When | 11-20 September 2020 Take a photo that depicts PEOPLE, ART & PLACE at SWELL 2020. Lauren Bath is the official judge of the #SWELLsnap2020 Photography Competition. Entrants are invited to take SWELLsnaps that visually depict PEOPLE, ART & PLACE at SWELL Sculpture Festival 2020 and upload them to Instagram from 12am on