Our 5 faves at SWELL Sculpture Festival

It’s that time of year again folks, yes, SWELL Sculpture Festival is back in all it’s beach-going, awe-inducing glory.

For the fifteenth year in a row, the open air festival is bringing us the best of the best in life-sized sculptures that will make you laugh, look twice and, as always, consider throwing it all in to live the local artist life.

According to co-founders Natasha Edwards and Ruth Della, this years festival is set to draw crowds in excess of 275,000 people and it’s not hard to see why.

To get you excited for the official unveiling this weekend, we’ve listed our six fave sculptures at SWELL 2017.

1. Surf Warriors by Allison Allcock

2. The Crab by Joy Heylen

3. Moonbird B95 by Suzi Lucas

4. Self Love by Stephanie Puggioni

5. Conversations by Phillip Piperides

The festival officially opens tomorrow so get down to Currumbin Beach for sun, sand and sculptures.

Words and photos by Kirra Smith.