Festival director Natasha Edwards said Swell would probably draw big crowds again this year. It will open at Currumbin next week.
Festival director Natasha Edwards said Swell would probably draw big crowds again this year. It will open at Currumbin next week. Blainey Woodham

It'll be a swell festival

ARTISTS from Australia and abroad will showcase their talents at the Currumbin Swell Sculpture Festival from next Friday.

In its 10th year, the festival is free to enter and visitors can enjoy creative art and stunning scenery at the Pacific Pde venue.

The parade will be transformed into an outdoor art display, complete with an array of activities ranging from Dark Neon collective night projections to art master classes.

Beachfront views from the parade will provide the backdrop to the large display and organisers are hoping for perfect spring weather.

Local bands will also be there to rock your day.

Festival director Natasha Edwards said she was excited about the festival's diverse exhibits and had a particularly enjoyable time mingling with those who created the sculptures.

"My favourite part is installing the sculptures and meeting the artists," she said.

"All the artists here are so different."

She was also looking forward to seeing the new exhibitions on display and predicted the turnout on the day would be impressive.

"I'm expecting a large visitor attendance throughout the festival."

The Swell Smalls Gallery will accompany the main display, providing smaller and more affordable sculptures by artists from the festival.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's Swell Yanguwah Experience will give festival-goers a glance at indigenous Australia and includes native wildlife, customary dance and a traditional Kup Murri feast.



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