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Get Pumped, SWELL Festival Is Back And Kicks Off This Weekend

By Ioana Dragnef
8th Sep 2020

A giant woven sculpture of the top of a head laying in the sand.

You might have heard the news already, but the epic SWELL Sculpture Festival is going ahead this year from 11 – 20 September on Currumbin Beach.

You can look forward to seeing over 50 colourful installations as part of the massive outdoor art gallery. However, given that we've still not dodged the wrath of 2020, this year's festival brings a few changes: physical distancing, the disappearance of tactile installations and a switch to digital for the kids’ program (which is a pretty sweet deal, all things considered).

SWELL also has a fringe events program running at Dust Temple as of last week, as well as the four points of the SWELL Compass with pop-up exhibitions at Mudgeeraba, Chevron Island and Helensvale Library. 

From thought-provoking, larger-than-life works to tiny minuscule sculptures, it’s going to be a good one. The SWELL Smalls Gallery—which will host all the miniature sculptures—will also host an exciting program of live events, including visual arts and literacy masterclasses, live music, spoken word experiences and creative culinary adventures.

With so many events being postponed or cancelled this year, it’s really great to see SWELL Festival making a comeback, so enjoy it while it's here!

The Details

What: SWELL Festival 2020
Where: Various locations at Currumbin Beach
When: From 11 - 20 September 2020
For more info,
click here.

Really into art? Then you'll be pumped to hear about The HIVE, Burleigh's new creative space and gallery.

Image credit: Brooke Darling Photography

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