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SWELL Sculpture Festival 2020

Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition is on again at Currumbin Beach! SWELL is a ten-day festival with around 50 sculptures by local, national and international artists on display along the beach front. It’s definitely one of the most popular beach festivals around and not to be missed.

If you’re going during the day, I recommend getting there early! While it’s promoted as open from 9am, the sculptures are installed for the full 10 days so can be seen at any time. For those really keen, a sunrise walk would be amazing! Car parking can be really difficult, so be prepared to walk a short distance or wait a while for a spot. The sculptures are set up ‘from rock to rock’, which means that they are between Wallace Nicoll Park and Elephant Rock, Currumbin. We started Elephant Rock and walked along the sand to Wallace Nicoll Park, turning around and looking at the grass sculptures on the way back.

For a different SWELL experience, you could visit in the evening when some of the sculptures are lit up with spotlights. Definitely a great way to beat the heat, but still a lot of crowds unfortunately!

Need to know:

  • 18th SWELL Sculpture Festival 11-20 September 2020
  • Pacific Parade, Currumbin
  • Parking available on street (free but limited), or at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ($10/day)
  • The exhibition is open all hours. Info Hubs are along the 1km walkway open daily from 9am – 9pm. A selection of sculptures will light up 5pm – 9pm.
  • www.swellsculpture.com.au

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