Prince Frederik of Denmark and our favourite Princess Mary from Tassie visited Sculpture by the Sea today and announced the winners of the popular choice awards.
The People’s Choice went to the one I picked as my favourite too. Damn! I’ve got the same low-brow taste in art as the Sydney hoi polloi.
The kids got to make a pick as well, and of course they went for the gruesome one. If I want to be popular with kids, I’ll enter a big farting bottom next year. They’ll love it!
It was appropriate that the Danish royals should be there. The story goes that they went to Sculpture by the Sea 2000 on an early date, after meeting during the Sydney Olympics. It’s a clever date to go on – you have something to talk about, the environment is wonderful and you can impress by appearing to be a bit arty and intelligent.
No surprise that it worked out for them and the idea of Sculpture by the Sea has been taken to Aarhus in Denmark, with great success. I was lucky enough to see the inaugural Danish version in 2009.
So ends this fabulous event for another year. Get to Sydney next November for more.