WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE – a splash of colour

Bondi artist Tomas Misura’s SPLASH was the NAB Kids Choice winner at the 2010 Sculpture by the Sea.

One of the highlights of our Sydney year opens this week. The annual Sculpture by the Sea attracts hundreds of thousands of people to walk the spectacular clifftops between Bondi Beach and Tamarama. Along the way they stroke their chins, point, smile and pass expert and non-expert judgement on more than 100 works of art.

Anything would look good perched up here with the crashing surf as a backdrop, though competition to enter the event is extremely hot and the works chosen from around the world are of the highest quality.

The paint tube pictured above is by local Bondi artist Tomas Misura. He migrated to Australia from Slovakia, where he worked as a blacksmith, making suits of armour for other people’s castles. He says it took him over 1000 hours to beat his metal paint tube into shape, so it’s great that it delighted so many of us, particularly children.

Sculpture by the Sea 2012 opens on Thursday 18th October and runs till 4th November. I’ll be there as usual, and so will my camera. Stay tuned!

Incidentally, this is the first time I’ve posted something for a WordPress Weekly Challenge. Each week they suggest a topic and invite bloggers to be inspired. I like the idea, and Mr Misura’s creation filled the bill perfectly.

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13 responses to “WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE – a splash of colour

  1. “Splash of colour” indeed!

    And the artist “makes suits of armour”?! Goodness… I thought that profession kinda died out in the Middle Ages…

  2. Good first ‘weekly challenge’ post!

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  4. I really have to get to Sydney for the Sculpture by the Sea.

  5. Great picture. Totally captures the challenge.

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