above: worms – aarhus bay, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist, Gary Deirmendjian

Denmark’s largest visual arts event, the fourth Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus is due to close next Friday. By that time around half a million visitors will have experienced the exhibition across its three week duration. They will have been treated to 56 sculptors across a diverse range of styles from 24 countries, including seven from Australia.

Curatorial Director of Artmap Studio Axel Arnott has again undertaken the mammoth task of curating the exhibition, this year his fourth in that role, since the event’s inception in 2009. Axel brings many years’ experience curating Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney and Perth to Denmark and his expertise has been warmly embraced by the Danish arts community.

Sculpture by the Sea Aarhus enjoys the patronage of Crown Prince Frederick and Princess Mary, their support has been critical in the establishment of the exhibition in Denmark.

See the exhibition reviews below:

‘Sculpture by the sea is thriving on the coast of Denmark’ by Sasha Grishin for The Conversation

‘Australian artists shine at Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark’ also by Sasha Grishin for Sydney Morning Herald