It’s November already – or as I like to call it ‘Mauvember’. A glorious time of the year when Summer returns, heatwaves blast in from the west and the Jacaranda trees explode into a purple haze.
It’s also the time for the annual Sculpture by the Sea, the world’s largest free sculpture exhibition, with over 500,000 visitors flocking to the coastal cliffs that run between Tamarama and Bondi Beach. If you don’t get there early, like the crack of dawn, you can expect a snaking conga-line crowd that doesn’t seem to let up!
It’s a controversial time for Sculpture by the Sea as this year may well be the last time it runs along these stunning coastal cliffs, after a messy spat between the local council and the exhibition organisers over an ugly outdoor gym that’s been plonked front and centre on the coastal walkway.
It’s perhaps short-sightedness on behalf of the council as they’re set to not only lose this prestigious event to another beach location in Sydney, but lose upwards of the $40M it delivers to the local economy. Oh well, it was great while it lasted. I guess we’ll have to trek over to Manly for future events, which just won’t be the same.