14344227_955322194614295_7560895141097703528_nThe largest outdoor art festival in Queensland ignites the pristine coastline of Currumbin Beach each September, inviting local and international artist’s to showcase their larger than life sculptures.

The SWELL festival hosts over 50 sculptures, a variety of workshops and live music in the park, which is all free to the public.

Out & About travel blogger Sandy B has visited SWELL for the past 3 years and was impressed with this year’s edition of the festival.

“This year I stayed at Sanctuary Beach Resort so that I was only a quick walk away from the beach which made it so much easier”, she said.

“My favourite was ‘The Lost Art of the 20th Century’ by Karl de Waal. Every time I looked at it I envisioned Tom Hanks shipwrecked on a beach yelling ‘Wilson’ at a volleyball”,

“Currumbin beach certainly creates a beautiful backdrop for taking snapshots.”

14364915_955321277947720_2461639396807362720_nCreative light installations are projected onto the sculptures each night and Twilight walks are held to provide an insight into each artists work.

Situated directly across the road from the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the beachfront, Sanctuary Beach Resort’s location allows visitors the freedom of coming and going to the festival at their leisure.

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