Wordless Wednesday – Artistic Journeys

Sculpture by the Sea is an outdoor sculpture exhibit installed annually along the Bondi to Tamarama cliff top walk, in Sydney, Australia. It’s a feast for the eyes with great art set against a stunning scenery; what more could one ask for?!

I’ve not yet seen this year’s Sculpture by the Sea is but I try to make it annually, hopefully this weekend, before it closes. For now, let me share the work of one of my favourite sculptors from the past few years. His work displays a common theme of reflection, meditation and travelling life’s journey.


"Dreams of Ordinary People" by Peter Tilley

"Dreams of Ordinary People" by Peter Tilley; Statement: "Imagining a voyage through time: a journey through life's obstacles." (2010)


"The Ability to Imagine" by Peter Tilley

"The Ability to Imagine" by Peter Tilley; Statement: "Dreaming of a journey and imagining a voyage through time searching for meaning in life." (2009)


"Taking Leave" by Peter Tilley

"Taking Leave" by Peter Tilley; Statement by the designer: "The dilemmas faced when a decision to move on is made." (2008)


You may find more of Peter Tilley’s fascinating sculptures online at Brenda May Gallery.


Joining in Wordless Wednesday with My Little Drummer Boys and Faith Hope & a whole lotta Love.

Wordless Wednesday with Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love


36 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Artistic Journeys

    • I wonder if this yours is related to this one, Kate. They also run one in Clottesloe, WA. The other one is run in Aarhus, Denmark. I’m sure that’s not the one! There is just something so interesting about seeing the art outdoors, especially when someone has been particularly creative and used the setting as part of their installation.

    • Well, Ally, it’s on annually during the start of November. You can start planning in advance for a holiday here next November! Unless you might prefer a holiday in Europe; the same mob runs one in Aarhus, Denmark. If logistics were all just about picking a preferable destination, you might have a tough choice! 🙂

    • You know, Ai, in many ways Singapore would be a perfect spot for such an exhibition. It’s a pity they don’t have something quite like that. Maybe they view the art and sculptures in various parts of the island sufficient for that purpose.

    • That’s the wonderful thing about the net, Naomi; you can experience it without leaving your home. I realise it’s not quite the same thing but you still get a taste. You can let your imagination do the rest!

  1. I used to always loving catching Sculptures by the Sea when I lived in Sydney. A seaside walk with a bit of artistic enjoyment was always a welcome escape.

    • I know, Tat. This weekend is it for 2011. We are attempting our dash tomorrow since Sunday might rain. Sadly, both days are going to be hot. Ah well, wish us luck with two littlies in tow!

    • They are, Laney! I find I get all contemplative just looking at them. Some of his other works are called “A Journey’s Beginning”, “On a Higher Plane”, “Reflection on the Journey”, “Memories of Times Past”…….you get the drift.

    • Thanks, Seana. We intend to brave the weather and the crowds this weekend before it closes. I do enjoy it though it’s more of a challenge bringing the kiddies. We just have to plan differently. I do like how there are a few who exhibit every year and it is interesting to see the progression and change in themes. Well, I’ll find out more tomorrow!

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