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SWELL Sculpture Festival

Ocean breeze, salty beats and statued streets.

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Now a part of Gold Coast identity, SWELL is turning it up a notch this year for its 15th annual festival. The much-loved sculpture celebration returns with popular SWELL Sounds. Over the festival weekends – running from September 9th to September 17th – a huge line up of musicians will lure art-lovers to The Green Stage. It’s a full sensory experience.

The golden sands of Currumbin Beach are set to experience an artistic revolution, where interactive sculptures reflect against the dynamic deep. Sand provides the perfect canvas for artistic talent, separating the sky and the sea.

The festival’s diversity amplifies the region’s cultural and artistic spirit, as a collection of inspired individuals coalesce on the shore. Thought-provoking works from up to fifty Australian and International artists will be showcased over the ten days, highlighting a range of social environmental and contemporary issues.

Entertainment, artist discussions and master classes create a scene rich with movement, stretching across one-kilometer of coastline. Mood-enhancing musicians include Jules Hayes, Phil Barlow, Benny D Williams, Kimmy & Crew, Felicity Lawless, Josh Lovegrove, Mitch King, Salt and Steel, The Lyrical, Electrik Lemonade, CC The Cat and Shanon Watkins.

About the Author

Jamie-Lee Rowley

Jamie-Lee Rowley

I’m a creative-visualist that loves bees, beers and devouring well-written books. A 70s babe, born in the 90s. I appreciate marmalade skies, write poems exploring female sexuality and equality and walk barefoot along off-beaten tracks. You’ll find me searching through vintage stalls, staring at obscure art, helping out at local markets, crowd surfing at live music events and sampling every acai the coast has to offer. As a certified Nutritional Therapist, I advocate sustainable living in the sun, the salt and the studio, a statue in Warrior II.