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.
SWELL Sculpture at Usher Cup 2023
Collaboration Usher Cup
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.
Arts Magic 2022 Kids Workshops
Collaboration Monte Lupo, Destination Greater Springfield, Orion Springfield Central
Arts Magic 2022 was a city-wide program seeking to engage the community through creative workshops and demonstrations encouraging creative expression, guided by industrial professionals. As part of the program, SWELL's pop-up artist studio hosted by Monte Lupo at Orion Springfield Central invited children to paint a self-portrait or to create a mosaic masterpiece.
COBA 2022 Welcome Reception
Collaboration Customer Owned Banking Association
A collection of works by SWELL Artists were featured as part of the welcome reception for COBA 2022 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Featured sculptures were by Clayton Blake, Dion Parker, Jeremy Sheehan, John Vanderkolk & Mark George.
Collaboration Arc Circus
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.
Collaboration Division 3 City of Gold Coast
A selection of Gold Coast artists - Dion Parker, Rae Saheli, Andrew Cullen, District 23 and Mike Van Dam - exhibited their works curated together around the ‘KOKOMO’ area of the precinct. IndustrialSWELL is a nod to the great skills and craftsmanship of all of the people in the boating industry. Some of the artists involved have learned the art and worked as shipwrights, boatbuilders, boiler makers, and in other industrial areas. IndustrialSWELL showcases the transfer of skills from traditional industry to artistic sculpture.
CONNECTION at Tugun Market Co.
Collaboration Tugun Market Co.
SWELL partnered with our local friends and supporters at Tugun Market Co. as a pop-up location during SWELL Sculpture Festival 2022. The featured work, CONNECTION by Clayton Blake, was a visual tribute to multiculturalism and a celebration of Australia's diversity.
Collaboration Division 2 City of Gold Coast
Year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022
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.
The Art of Sustainability - The magic of working with bamboo
Collaboration City of Gold Coast
Site and Situation workshop 'The art of sustainability' with Juan Pablo Pinto from Cave Urban saw Gold Coast artists devote the day to creativity and hard yakka as they learned from Juan Pablo the art of working with bamboo to create a stunning installation.
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.
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.
THE URCHINS AUSTRALIA
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 Gold Coast is designed by internationally acclaimed artists Choi+Shine Architects and curated by SWELL. CONTINUE READING >>>
SURFERS PARADISE ALLIANCE
Client Surfers Paradise Alliance – Sand Safari
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.
WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
Woodford Folk Festival is an event of international standing and is held annually over six days and six nights from Dec 27th through to January 1st.
Each year SWELL supports Woodford Folk Festival by curating and installing amazing sculptural artworks within the festival village.
Woodford Festival is a place where artists inspire, community spirit engulfs and life memories are made.