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Fancy a fun day out with your partner or family without the stress? Hyundai will make your Sculpture by the Sea experience a breeze thanks to its free Courtesy Fleet service between Bondi and Tamarama.

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KWY with Lise Kassow, Sømærke, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Photo Jessica Wyld

A perfectly sculpted partnership

There are few more beautiful sights in Sydney – nay, the world – than those you’ll witness on the coastal walk between Bondi and Tamarama beaches. And for two weeks every year, those sights are made even more incredible thanks to Sculpture by the Sea, a 2km temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the globe.

But once you’ve completed the walk – after you’re finished admiring the wonderful sculptures and soaking up the stunning views, beaches, cliffs, bays and rock pools of Sydney’s picturesque coastline – you’re often faced with a sobering walk back through the hilly streets of the eastern suburbs.

Luckily, Hyundai is coming to the rescue. This year, Hyundai will provide a fleet of vehicles to transport visitors (free of charge) from one end of the sculpture walk to the other – so you can park your car in Tamarama, take the coastal walk to Bondi, and then be shuttled back to your vehicle in the comfort of a Hyundai Santa Fe or Hyundai Tucson.

The fleet will be available from 10am-5pm on every weekend of the event to transport you between Tamarama Marine Drive and Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach. All vehicles will have booster seats and baby capsules to assist if you have small children, taking the ease of the complimentary service to the next level.

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Toshio Iezumi, m.150901, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015. Photo Clyde Yee

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Subodh Kerkar, chicken cafreal (2012), Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2014. Photo Jessica Wyld

Something to sea – a history of the event

The first Sculpture by the Sea was held in 1997 and was the brainchild of David Handley, who cherished the sense of community created around large-scale events and felt too few of these opportunities were available to Sydneysiders. Drawing on a travel experience wandering through an outdoor sculpture park set amidst 13th century ruins of the Czech Republic, Handley dreamed of bringing a similar concept that took advantage of Sydney’s unique landscape.

With a bank account of $100 and a team of enthusiastic, art-loving volunteers, Handley launched the first Sculpture by the Sea in 1997 as a one-day event – and it was a resounding success, with over 25,000 people attending. In 1998, the event became a multi-day affair, and it has grown year after year to become a Sydney institution that attracts approximately 100,000 visitors annually. The event has also expanded to Cottesloe Beach, Perth, in 2005, and takes place in March.

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Ruth Liou, the bell, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015. Photo Clyde Yee

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RCM Collective, the bottles, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015. Photo


Fluidic sculpture

The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition is a perfect fit for Hyundai, which is why we’ve partnered with one of Sydney’s favourite events for the last six years.

In fact, “Fluidic Sculpture” is the essence of Hyundai’s design philosophy. It’s in our DNA, inspiring every aspect of our vehicles – from our aerodynamic exteriors to luxurious interiors. And just like the impressive and striking art on display, every Hyundai is created with an effortless and organic form, inspired by nature. After all, nature is made of curves, not right angles.

So when you’re done admiring the curves of Sydney’s coastline and the brilliant sculptures dotted along it, you can then enjoy the fluid, free and convenient Hyundai fleet as we take you back to your starting point.

For more information, see HERE.