NORTHSHORE

SCULPTURE

BY THE RIVER

Welcome to the Northshore Sculpture by The River 2023

Some of Queensland’s most prominent sculptors will be exhibiting their art along the shore at the picturesque Northshore Hamilton site. Visitors can view or purchase these sculptures, visit the indoor exhibition, and talk directly to the Sculptors.

Outdoor
7 Oct-3 Dec (anytime)
Indoor
7 Oct - 22 Oct (10am - 4pm)

Hamilton Northshore Walkway
(Near Eat Street)
The Shed
257 Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton.

Free Admission
This is a free exhibition
generously supported
by our Sponsors

While leisurely walking along this open riverfront location, enjoying the great art on display, you can also enjoy:

Demonstrations

Some of our artists will be conducting demonstrations of their creative techniques, during the Indoor Installation period. Please check this page, for days when these are offered.

Tours

During the Indoor Exhibition dates, small group tours of the artwork will offered by our sculptors daily at 11am leaving from the Northshore Shed. Get ready to explore, discover, and uncover the magic behind the art!

After 22nd October, tours of the outdoor sculptures will be held by appointment only. Please email exhibitions@sculptorsqld.org.au at least 2 days before you wish to schedule a date for a small group tour of the outdoor sculptures.

If you opt for the convenience of driving, you’ll find abundant parking space available at the Dock D carpark. Clear signage will guide you, and the recommended entry point is through McArthur Ave for optimal proximity to the sculptures.

For those who prefer a scenic river journey, the City Cat ferries operate at frequent intervals. The Northshore City Cat terminal is conveniently situated beside the sculpture walkway. To plan your route, please visit www.jp.translink.com.au.

Walking or cycling enthusiasts will also discover a wealth of options, using the network of well-maintained walking and cycling paths.

The “Northshore Sculpture by the River”, a Sculptors QLD event, started in 2020 as a collaboration between Sculptors QLD and Economic Development Queensland. EDQ wanted to draw public interest to the growing Northshore area and the stunning river side landscape. What better way to wander the winding paths along the Brisbane river looking at stunning sculptures by local artists. This vision materialised into what we now know as the “Northshore Sculpture by the River”.

Over the years, the event has grown in scope and popularity, attracting sculptors from across Queensland some of whom exhibit across Australia and even internationally. Held annually, the event typically features a diverse range of sculptures, from traditional to contemporary, crafted using various materials including metal, stone, wood, and more.

Beyond its artistic significance, the event has become a platform for community engagement, drawing locals and visitors alike. It fosters a sense of unity and appreciation for art’s ability to connect people with their surroundings. Through its history, “Northshore Sculpture by the River” has not only contributed to the cultural landscape of Queensland but has also nurtured the creative spirit of sculptors while enchanting audiences with its riverside charm.

To read up on the history of the Northshore please read the amazing essay by Dr Ray Kerkhove here

2023 Art for Sale

Explore the magnificent 2023 Northshore sculptures, meticulously crafted by the gifted artists of Sculptors Qld. Be sure to select your favorites, as you won’t want to miss seeing them in person during the upcoming weeks at the event. Get ready to be enchanted by these remarkable creations when you join us!

Note that after the 22nd October only outdoor sculptures will be on display.

View images from previous years

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SQ thanks our generous sponsors for their continuing financial assistance and their remarkable dedication to support us in presenting sculptures annually at the Northshore Hamilton precinct.

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