Save the date for SWELL

And that’s it, folks. Artist submissions have officially closed for Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition SWELL 2019, which means very soon we’ll be getting some tantalising glimpses at what is going to be on offer for this year’s event.

Previous entries have included a giant barbed wire teddy bear, a tower made from pool noodles, a giant crab, gargantuan deck chairs, a urinating dog and a bus stop, so if one thing is for certain, it’s that the pieces are limited only by the artists’ imaginations.

SWELL Sculpture Festival has been running for 16 years and has grown into a beloved celebration of all things innovative, gobsmacking, heart-wrenching and downright strange, offering national media coverage and a major award of $15,000, with a further $11,500 on offer for the smaller awards and up to $25,000 in artist subsidies.

Visit for updates. SWELL will connect people, art and place at Currumbin Beach from 13 to 22 September.

IMAGE: Ben Carroll, ‘Relics from Atlantis’ (c) Rowly Emmett Photography

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