Looking through the collection of photographs I accumulated recently in France, I noticed there were a number of interesting sculpted heads. Some in art galleries, some in museums, some  decorating or protecting buildings, others saving their sitter to be viewed into eternity. Here are my favorites from this weird and wonderful collection.


Every year as the weather here starts to warm up it means the Swell Sculpture festival is just around the corner. It’s a mighty thing – taking over the beach and beachfront parks, Sculptors from all over the country contribute. The works all relate to the sea and look fantastic in the beachside setting. They are all on display 24 hours a day, floodlit at night and changing through out the day as the sun shifts.

Currumbin Beach 9 – 18 September


This time each year the annual SWELL sculpture festival takes over Currumbin Beach. It officially opens this weekend, but this morning most of the works were in place . An awesome spectacle –  the sculptures relate to the local environment and look fantastic set against the ocean in the early morning light.