Don’t miss these incredible works by French artists at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2023
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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023 is almost over! You’ve got until this Sunday to explore the awe-inspiring creations, but after that, it’ll be too late. Among the remarkable artists on display, two French talents have left an indelible mark with their thought-provoking and visually captivating works. Read on as we take a closer look at the 2 French artists whose works you shouldn’t miss before this iconic free outdoor sculpture exhibition concludes.

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2023
Norton Flavel (Perth, WA) Monument II

Océane Jacob: A Tribute to the Mighty (Great White Shark)

Océane Jacob, a gifted artist hailing from France and Hong Kong, has presented a truly magnificent sculpture titled “A Tribute to the Mighty (Great White Shark)” This monumental piece, measuring 400 x 400 x 150 cm, is a tribute to the awe-inspiring great white shark. Crafted from stainless steel and recycled Australian fishing nets, the sculpture goes beyond its grandeur to deliver a profound message.

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2023
Image: Charlotte Curd

Jacob’s creation serves as a powerful reminder of the great white shark’s importance in our oceans and the vulnerability of this species. By using recycled materials, she underscores the interlaced relationship between these majestic creatures and their environment.


A Tribute to the Mighty (Great White Shark) is not only an artistic masterpiece but a call to action for marine conservation. Don’t miss the chance to witness the blend of artistry and environmental awareness that Océane Jacob brings to Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.


Christine Madiès: Escaping Gravity

Christine Madiès, another remarkable French artist, has left an indelible mark with her work, “Escaping Gravity.” This sculpture, measuring 120 x 83 x 48 cm, is a testament to the transformative power of art. Crafted from statuario Carrara marble and black granite, it defies gravity and captures the essence of fluidity and light.

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2023 Christine Madies Escaping Gravity
Image: Charlotte Curd


Madiès’ work takes you on a visual journey, from the rough and dark to the fluid and light, showcasing her extraordinary talent in working with stone. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the ethereal nature of her art and experience the captivating allure of Escaping Gravity.


Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023 concludes this Sunday, so make sure not to miss the chance to view these incredible works by Océane Jacob and Christine Madiès, among hundreds of other works. Their artistry and messages will leave you inspired and in awe of the boundless possibilities that sculpture can offer. Hurry to Bondi Beach to experience these masterpieces and bid farewell to this year’s exhibition.



WHAT: Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023

WHEN: 20 October – 6 November 2023

WHERE: Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sydney, Australia

HOW: No bookings required. Just go!


For more events with links to France and the Francophonie, check out our What’s on in November article.



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