For the 17th year, the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea, at Bondi, was back again. But this was my first time to witness such an exhibition because the advertisement at this time reached that far and wide in New South Wales, and it was effective. I witnessed the multitude of people rushing at the bus and train stations eager to ride and reach Bondi the soonest, and then at Bondi car parks were full, too.
The spectacular sculptures were spread out from Bondi to the Tamarama coastal walk in a two kilometer stretch featuring over a hundred works by artists from Australia and across the world. Because of the huge number of people, crowds, cramped walkways, blocked stairways were the results and taking photos were quite difficult especially if a sculpture attracts people’s attention and deemed good for photography. To view them all, one must be fit enough to walk up and down the coastal walkways for the two kilometer display and had applied sun screen to their exposed body parts to the sun, for at that day was hot above thirty degrees centigrade. The exhibition was held last 24 October – 10 November 2013.