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The SWELL Sculpture Festival is held annually on Currumbin Beach and this year’s event went from September 13 to 22.
Now in its seventeenth year, the ten-day festival brings up to 50 large scale works by nationally and internationally renowned artists to a free public exhibition on the beaches of the Gold Coast.
This year there was a strong emphasis on sea life and environmental works, with several light-based works designed to be seen at night. A diverse audience of people of all ages and backgrounds, plus a wide variety of dogs, enjoyed the sculptures.
Audience voting last week was skewing heavily towards Louis Pratt’s extraordinary work ‘Regret (of the Anthropocene)’ with its focus on coal driving humanity towards extinction, although the judges had other ideas.
For those who couldn’t get there, here is a selection of photos to make you wish you had!
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Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.
The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’
Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.
We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their superstar tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market
Kingscliff property developer Gales Holgins is seeking to increase truck movements by bringing in fill from the M1 road works rather than using fill from the development site. But Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association say that the impact on residents and business is too high a cost to pay.