Sculpture At Barangaroo A Big Hit With Sydneysiders

Around 30,000 art fans has visited the new exhibition.

13/08/2016 9:17 AM AEST | Updated 13/08/2016 9:51 AM AEST
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Thousands more people are expected to attend the Sculpture at Barangaroo exhibition this weekend.

A new outdoor sculpture exhibition at Sydney's Barangaroo precint has been a bit hit in its first week, with more than 30,000 people so far checking out the impressive installations.

The Sculpture at Barangaroo exhibition, which kicked off last weekend and runs for 16 days, coincides with the Harbour foreshore reserve's first birthday which takes place on August 21.

The 12 featured works celebrate the cultural history of the Sydney Harbour area and include some pieces inspired by the indigenous woman Barangaroo from whom the area takes its name.

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority said they were expecting a bumper crowd to visit the striking and colourful designs this weekend, especially with fine weather forecast for Sydney.

"If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of people who enjoy Sculpture By The Sea, you will love a walk around Barangaroo Reserve," the authority's art and culture manager Sarah Rawlings said.

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A number of artist talks are scheduled across Saturday and Sunday to explain their abstract creations to locals and tourists.

Among the artists featured are Yuin woman, Aunty Deirdre Martin, Melbourne based Malaysian Australian artist Sangeeta Sandrasegar and artist collective Garaywaa Murnawaraga.

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The Barangaroo Authority said the area featured an accessible design making it easy for families, people in wheelchairs and the elderly to navigate.

Head to the official page for more information.

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