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Swell Sculpture Festival Currumbin Beach 10 – 19 September 2010

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 Jun 30th 2010 8:01pm

Stay with Kirra Surf Holiday Apartments and experience a wondrous display of 55 sculptures built by artists from Australia and abroad in the eighth annual Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach from the 10 – 19 September 2010.

The free exhibition is open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they are lit up under the southern sky.

Over 10 days, visitors will experience the sculptures, enjoy twilight sculpture walks, informative artist talks, discover new perspectives at the Public Art Forum, wander through the Swell Smalls Gallery, participate in artist workshops and dine at gourmet cafes and restaurants.

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Following the enormous success of Swell Sculpture Festival 2009, you can once again see the wonderful display of sculpture and hear artists talk of their work.

grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy!

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Click here for more details on how to enter the 2010 Swell Sculpture Festival

What’s On in 2010

Over 10 days you will be able to experience and enjoy over 50 sculptures along the walk, twilight sculpture walks, artist talks, a public art forum, the Swell Smalls Gallery, workshops and gourmet BBQs.

Twilight Sculpture Walks
Twilight walks aim at exploring the sculptures through interpretation of their meaning, form and the materials used.

Meet the Artist
Exhibiting artists will host talks at their sculptures during the exhibition.

Public Art Forum
An opportunity to hear industry professionals speak on the topic of Public Art.

Swell Smalls
The Swell Smalls Gallery is an exhibition of smaller works by exhibiting artists of Swell.

Swell Kids Program
Workshops are held for kids, young and old during the exhibition.

This class will develop the understanding and knowledge of creating a sculpture.  It is suitable for all skill levels.

Experience the culinary delights of local chefs during the exhibition weekends.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite sculpture to go in the draw to win your very own sculpture. Entry forms are available in The Sun Newspaper leading up to the exhibition and in the exhibition program on sale at The Hub and Info Tents.


Pacific Parade, Currumbin, Queensland AUSTRALIA
Ride the FREE Shuttle to the exhibition! Swell Shuttle Map and Information

The exhibition is open all hours so you can enjoy the sculpture at any time. The Hub, where you can obtain information, is open daily from 9am – 5pm and is located centrally along the 1km stretch of the walkway.

Visit the Hub to:

  •        Purchase the exhibition program and merchandise.
  •        Obtain information about the children’s weekend activities, twilight sculpture walks and artist talks.
  •        Book into the Public Art Forum.
  •        Vote for your favourite sculpture in the People’s and Kids’ Choice Award. Place your entry in the barrel    at The Hub to go into  the draw for your own sculpture!

Enquire about purchasing a sculpture.


  • Bus transport is available directly in front of Kirra Surf Apartments.
  • For most recent information and further details please go to or call 13 12 30

Bus stops in the area:

  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary stop at the corner of Tomewin Street and Teemangum Street
  • At the northern end of Currumbin Beach opposite the Rocks Resort Centrally opposite the Elephant Rock Café

(This information has been updated on 26 August 2008.)

The majority of the exhibition can be seen from the path along the foreshore.  There is limited access to sculptures positioned on the beach and on Elephant Rock. The best option for access is midweek with better parking accessibility and reduced visitor numbers for ease of manoeuvring.  Disabled parking is available near the Information Hub (adjacent Murraba Street) and at the Alley car park.

ACCOMMODATION Kirra Surf Apartments are offering Swell specials on their accommodation especially for you. Why not stay a little longer….

Public toilets are located in the Wallace Nicoll Park (opposite the Alley car park) at the northern end of Pacific Parade and portaloos at Murraba Street adjacent to the Information Hub.

You are most welcome to bring a blanket and a packed picnic lunch, sit amongst the sculptures and enjoy the exhibition!  The walk is 1km in length so a bottle of water is a good idea for each member of the family.

There are several cafes along the sculpture walk and the Currumbin Surf Club at the southern end of Currumbin Beach.

  • Currumbin Vikings Surf Life Saving Club
  • Elephant Rock Café
  • The Deck Cafe
  • The Beach Shack Cafe and Restaurant
  • Point Restaurant and Bar @ the Rocks Resort
  • Sanctuary Cafe at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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