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    Alejandro Propato: Permanent Sunrise, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (Photo Clyde Yee)

Sculpture: A condensed funfair and giant floating bottle star in new outdoor show

Posted by Rob Alderson,

What with their trendy foodie culture and compellingly bleak crime dramas, there’s a bit of a fixation with Denmark these days. And so to the coastal town of Aarhus which is hosting the latest Sculpture By The Sea festival. First launched in 1997, the exhibitions take place in Australia and Scandinavia and bring together an eclectic mix of work on the local parks, beaches and forests.

The sheer range on show makes it a mightily impressive undertaking; from intricate thread installations to a giant message-in-a-bottle floating in the sea, and an entire funfair condensed into a cube (by The Glue Society who previously exhibited a melted ice-cream van at the Bondi Beach version of the show) to a guitar-shaped jetty.

I’m pretty tempted to book a fight to Aarhus post haste to romp among this awesome collection of al fresco art.

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    James Dive/The Glue Society: Once, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (Photo Clyde Yee)

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    James Dive/The Glue Society: Hot With A Chance Of A Late Storm, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi (Photo The Glue Society)

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    Vibeke Nørgaard Rønsbo: Remind, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (Photo Clyde Yee)

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    Qian Sihua: Bubble no.5, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (Photo Clyde Yee)

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    Susanna Hesselberg: Tree-guy, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (Photo Clyde Yee)

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    Jesper Dalgaard: Vandmodul a1 og b2 fase 1, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (Photo Clyde Yee)

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    Elin & Keino: Integration – Interruption, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (Photo Clyde Yee)

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    Marcus Tatton: Prodigious, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (Photo Clyde Yee)

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    Ismar Cirkinagic: mm13, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (Photo Clyde Yee)

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    Brandon Vickerd: Sputnik Returned, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (Photo Clyde Yee)

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.