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Do you enjoy the arts, particularly sculptures? The largest outdoor exhibit in Queensland is then something you’ll love seeing. SWELL Sculpture Festival captivates the hearts and minds of all who attend by inspiring, amusing, and lifting them. Now in its 20th year, the event showcases 70 enormous sculptures directly on Currumbin Beach.

The annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is a free, all-access outdoor sculpture display that lasts for ten days. Visit Currumbin Beach from September 9 to 18 to immerse yourself in the sculptures created by renowned national and international artists at your pace.

In addition to this, you can participate in other events, such as:

SWELL Smalls Gallery

SWELL Smalls Gallery Marquee, Pacific Parade, Currumbin

At Currumbin Beach, the 2022 SWELL Smalls Gallery makes its premiere as a pop-up style exhibit. Contrary to the leading exhibition, SWELL Smalls Gallery showcases over 50 smaller-scaled sculptures throughout the festival. Go ahead and visit the pop-up SWELL Smalls Gallery. You might see something to add a unique piece of art to your collection. Also, cast your vote in the SWELL Smalls Gallery People’s Choice award, which Tugun Market Co sponsors.

SWELL Masterclasses

Wallace Nicoll Park, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach

All levels of art and sculpture enthusiasts are welcome to the SWELL Masterclasses. This year, there are more than 13 masterclass options at SWELL, offering a wide variety such as:

  • Photography Masterclass
  • Let’s Organise Your Leisure (Loyl) With Kathy Mackey
  • Weaving Together
  • Drawn To The Figure
  • Sip & Sculpt With Jo Norton
  • Monte Lupo Seated Lady Masterclass
  • The Lazy Daisy Beginners Crochet
  • Acknowledging Place Workshop
  • Monte Lupo Head Bust Masterclass
  • Introduction To Still Life Drawing
  • Handbuilt Pinch Mugs
  • Bush Dyes & Native Food
  • Sculptural Floral Wreath
  • Pop-in Sculpture Wheels
  • Make Your Own Bee Seed Bombs
  • The Nuts & Bolts Of Bees Workshop

You’ll undoubtedly love picking up tips from the accomplished SWELL artists such as Cam Crossley, Desert Rain-Magpie Collective, Kathy Mackey, LexImagery, and more! Additionally, you can show your family and friends your creations when you bring them home.

SWELL Fringe Festival

Wallace Nicoll Park, Currumbin Beach

SWELL Fringe will be a part of the iconic display at Currumbin Beach. Expect masterclasses, live entertainment, comedic skits, gastronomic explorations, artist panels, Pecha Kucha, ekphrastic poetry, and more.

Head to the Fringe Pavilion. The place will be a cozy creative space with artistic programs. Refreshments will be refreshments on weekdays at 4 p.m. and weekends at noon. The Spanish Catering, SeaViche, and Banger Bar will satisfy cravings.

You can also go to many other free events, such as Velvet Pesu’s Being Sky Mountain and Living Sculptures: how the birds got their colours. You can watch these performances on September 10, 11, 17, and 18 on Currumbin Rock, taking you on an operatic trip. SWELL Kids Elements, a curated project devoted to children, art, and play, will also be present.

Don’t pass up this fantastic festival. Book a room at Burleigh Surf so you can attend the 20th anniversary of the SWELL Sculpture Festival and have a wonderful holiday.

At Burleigh Surf, you may unwind while exploring Burleigh Heads. The resort is a gorgeous high-rise building complex with superb beachfront holiday apartments that view out over the water. It also has two swimming pools, a heated spa, sauna, tennis court, and other amenities. The SWELL Sculpture Festival, held at Currumbin Beach, is close to the Burleigh Gold Coast.

Visit Burleigh Surf Resort’s website today and choose which holiday apartments suit you best. Make sure to reserve directly on the website for a secure booking and the best rates.


238 The Esplanade Burleigh Heads
Gold Coast 4220 Australia

Email: [email protected] ▪ Phone: +61 7 5535 8866 ▪ Fax: +61 7 5535 8523



Make the most of a well-deserved, long stay with us at Burleigh Beach!

Enjoy our stunning features such as:

+ Two swimming pools
+ Indoor heated spa
+ Steam room
+ Full-size tennis court