The Rocks is to be transformed by an exhibition of 18 beautiful sculptures by Japanese artists as a part of Sculpture Rocks - a free outdoor exhibition presented by the creative geniuses behind Bondi’s popular Sculpture by the Sea.
The exhibit will take place along the Sydney Harbour foreshore from the Overseas Passenger Terminal along Campbells Cove to the Park Hyatt.
Experience Japanese sculpture
Sculpture Rocks features a handpicked selection of refined works by Japanese and Japanese-Australian artists. Each sculpture will be set with the Sydney Harbour and iconic Opera House as a backdrop in prominent public spaces.
David Handley, Founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea, says the sculptures are uniquely Japanese:
“Many of the sculptures in the exhibition are made of stone, each of these artworks in thought and practice stems directly from the ancient rock gardens of Japan. This connection with the cultural traditions of Japan is a special feature of many Japanese sculptors.”
You’ll be able to view the sculptures on a self-guided walking tour along the harbour front or from many of the bars, restaurants and cafes in The Rocks.
Sculpture Rocks aims to support the arts at a time when it’s most needed - bringing a little of the Sculpture by the Sea magic to The Rocks and celebrating a vibrant cultural exchange with Japan.
Sculpture Rocks: Indoor exhibition
There will be an accompanying free indoor selling exhibition Sculpture Inside Rocks, consisting of small contemporary sculpture held concurrently with Sculpture Rocks at Campbell's Stores.
Find these adjacent to the exhibition, directly above the restaurants lining Campbell’s Cove.