Totem by Ivan Lovatt, chicken wire sculptor of the Gold Coast with Luther Cora

SWELL Sculpture Festival

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Currumbin, Queensland

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10 days of sculpture on the beach! SWELL Sculpture Festival is for everyone! Come and see for yourself! 9-18 September 2022. Over 50 large-scale sculptures along beautiful Currumbin Beach which is transformed into an outdoor sculpture park. Connecting people, art and place, SWELL transforms public spaces into family-friendly outdoor sculpture galleries! The annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is celebrating its 20th year as a free and all-inclusive 10-day outdoor sculpture exhibition, by the people for the people. A celebration of narratives and stories spoken through the artworks produced by local, national and international artists. You are invited to immerse at your own level and pace with the sculptures set amongst the natural landscape. Delve deeper into the unique artistic elements programmed each year by attending artist talks, twilight walks, sculptural workshops and masterclasses. SWELL connects with younger artists through the SWELL Kids Education program. Visit Pop-Up Exhbitions that complete the SWELL compass; westerlySWELL, easterlySWELL, notherlySWELL and SWELL Smalls Gallery. Check out website for more details....

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Product Types

  • Festivals and Celebrations
  • Exhibition and Shows


  • COVID Safe

Tourism Organisation

  • QLD - Destination Gold Coast

Facilities found here

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop

Accessibility Information

  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.


Friday 9th of September 2022Confirmed Event
Monday 19th of September 2022Confirmed Event

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