The annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney features dozens of sculptures on Bondi and Tamarama beaches and along the coastal path between them.

The free outdoor exhibition, now in its 18th year, stretches for 2km along the coastline and includes work by artists from 16 countries.

It runs from 23 October to 9 November 2014. IBTimesUK presents a picture gallery of some of the sculptures.

sculptures by the sea Breaching by Michael Greve whale
Breaching by Michael Greve is displayed during the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Marks Park in Sydney, AustraliaCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney currawong Lou Lambert
Currawong by Lou Lambert is seen at sunrise in Marks Park, SydneyCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney frying pan
School children play on the sculpture We're Fryin' Out Here by Andrew Hankin on Tamarama BeachCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney wine talk
Wine Talk by Richard Tipping is displayed during the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at BondiCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney rhino
A surfer walks past Gift of the Rhinoceros by Mikaela CastledineCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney sean henry
The Wanderer by British sculptor Sean HenryCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney counter
A woman walks through Counter by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman during the 2014 Sculptures by the Sea exhibition at Tamarama BeachCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney Kerrie Argent
People run past Overconsumption by Kerrie Argent at Bondi in SydneyCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney big man
People look at Big Man by Will Maguire as part of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Sydney's Bondi BeachJason Reed/Reuters
sculpture by the sea sydney cave urban
Cave Urban sculptors Ned and Jed Long pose with their work Save Our Souls at Marks ParkCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney Tilley
Crossing the Sky by Boat, by Peter TilleyCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney Peter Lundberg
Peter Lundberg of the United States poses with his sculpture Ring, after winning the Macquarie Group Sculpture PrizeCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney house of mirrors
A man looks into a mirrored sculpture by artist Neon titled House of MirrorsWilliam West/AFP
sculpture by the sea sydney watch this space
Watch This Space by James Nguyen and skywriter Robert Vance is seen in the sky over Marks ParkCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculptures by the sea Sisyphus by George Andric
Sisyphus by George AndricCameron Spencer/Getty Images
sculpture by the sea sydney Byeong-Doo Moon
Our Memory in Your Place by Byeong-Doo Moon of South Korea overlooks Sydney's Tamarama BeachWilliam West/AFP
sculpture by the sea sydney Alejandro Propato
Permanent Sunrise by Argentine artist Alejandro Propato, on Sydney's Tamarama BeachWilliam West/AFP
sculpture by the sea sydney Alejandro Propato
A visitor photographs Alejandro Propato's Permanent Sunrise on Sydney's Tamarama Beach before dawnJason Reed/Reuters