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Have you ever been to the SWELL Sculpture Festival? It’s one of the Gold Coast’s most popular annual events, attracting many visitors since 2003. SWELL Sculpture Festival returns from September 8 to 17, 2023, and our Currumbin accommodation at Princess Palm on the Beach puts you in the middle of the action!

Swell Sculpture Festival 2023

The annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is a free, all-inclusive 10-day outdoor sculpture show organised by and for the people. Each sculpture tells its own story, and the exhibition recounts the tale of the SWELL Sculpture Festival 2023, the 21st exhibition, a celebration of connecting individuals, artistic endeavours, and location.

The massive sculptures will astound, delight, and inspire visitors from dawn to sunset and into the night at Currumbin Beach. SWELL Festival visitors are encouraged to interact with the artworks in the natural surroundings at their own pace and level. You can also dive deeper into the year’s unique artistic components by attending artist presentations, guided walks, and sculptural workshops.

Let’s look at what to expect at Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture show, with the main show on Currumbin Beach.

Swell Smalls Gallery 2023

Currumbin Beach

Over 40 tiny sculptures are at the 2023 SWELL Smalls Gallery, located oceanfront at the newly completed Junior Activity & Community Centre.

Visit the SWELL Smalls Gallery and add an original work of art to your collection. Surround yourself with sculptures and attend various private events within the gallery.

Swell Kids: A Mini Garden Party – Arc Circus

Paperbark Pavilion, Wallace Nicoll Park, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach

Prepare for another fantastic short adventure for Queen Bee and Worker Bee from the team who delivered A Bee Story to SWELL in 2022! The bees are in yet another bind! Join the bees on their extraordinary mission and be impressed by their incredible acrobatic strength, brave balance, juggling skills, and more! This new mini-series delves into sustainability, teamwork, and community spirit.

Sunrise SUP by Pure Aloha Yoga

Meet at the SWELL Northern Information Hub, Currumbin Alley

View the sculptures from the water and take a relaxing Stand Up Paddle (SUP) down Currumbin Creek. Begin with a gentle launch from Currumbin Alley, then meander down the creek and glide across the water as the sun rises. 

Bring your family and friends, say hi to the wildlife, watch the sunrise, and then relax with a coffee from one of the coffee vendors. Anyone, regardless of age or experience, is welcome to participate.

Silent Disco Under the Stars

Meet at the Fringe Pavilion, Wallace Nicoll Park

Silent Disco Under the Stars, hosted by Lights Out And Dance and Best Silent Disco, will take place on a beautiful spring evening and allow the Gold Coast community to join together and recharge our batteries with a thrilling and energising dance under the stars. Join DJ SILLARS at the Fringe Pavillion from 6 pm to warm up for your night of dancing!

Swell Accommodation

These are just a few of the fantastic events you can attend! Want to take advantage of the fun? Stay at Princess Palm, where we offer Palm Beach apartments only minutes from Currumbin, with one and two-bedroom self-contained apartments with magnificent beach and ocean views and exclusive guest access to various onsite leisure facilities.

Do you want to save money? Please book directly with us for the best-guaranteed pricing! Visit Princess Palm Currumbin Accommodation Gold Coast for additional information on what we have to offer.

969 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach
Gold Coast 4221 Australia
Email: reservations@princesspalm.com.au ▪ Phone: 07 5534 5455 ▪ Fax: 07 5534 5702



Enjoy your break, relax & unwind at Princess Palm on the Beach.

Enjoy our amazing features such as:

+ Prime beachfront location

+ Heated swimming pool & spa

+ Sauna & gym

+ Full-size tennis court

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