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 19th year, stretches for 2km along the coastline and includes more than 100 works by artists from 18 countries. It runs from 22 October to 8 November. Jörg Plickat from Germany was awarded the $60,000 (£39,000) Macquarie Group Sculpture Prize for his work Divided Planet. IBTimesUK presents a picture gallery of some of the sculptures. See more at sculpturebythesea.com.

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Harbour by Chinese artist Chen WenlingJason Reed/Reuters
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Wave 2 by Annette ThasLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
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A close-up of Wave 2 by Annette ThasLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
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Flying Fish by Australian artists Gillie and Marc ShattnerJason Reed/Reuters
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Dust by Norton FlavelLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
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Open by Peter LundbergLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
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Quotidianity by Italian artist Fabio PietrantonioJason Reed/Reuters
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The Bottles by RCM CollectiveLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
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Space Time Continuum v4 by Clayton ThompsonLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
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Conspicuous Consumption by Benson SculptureLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
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Keep Safe / Keepsake by Sandra PitkinLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
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Divided Planet by Jörg PlickatLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
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Half Gate by Matthew Asimakis, Clarence Lee and Caitlin RosebyLisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
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Crouching Man by British artist Laurence EdwardJason Reed/Reuters
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Man on Ball by Chinese artist Wang ShugangJason Reed/Reuters
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Fun by Thai artist Naidee ChangmohJason Reed/Reuters