It boasts world-class shopping, eclectic fine dining, and kilometres of stunning azure waters on golden sands. The Gold Coast also plays host to some of the best arts in the country, and to sample some of the finest, be sure to visit the Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach in September 2011.

From 9 to 19 September, Australian and international artists will display 55 large scale sculptures in public areas. They’ll look amazing by day and a selection even more spectacular at night, when coloured lights will create a striking display. During this free event, you can enjoy guided twilight walks, listen to intriguing artist talks, take part in master classes and immerse yourself in the Public Art Forms. Children are catered for with fun workshops, and you can vote for your favourite works in the People’s and Kids’ Choice Awards.

And don’t miss Swell Smalls Gallery, where exhibiting artists will be displaying a selection of their smaller works. It’s presented by The Way of Design, and you’ll find the gallery opposite the main information hub along Currumbin Beach. Take advantage of the Gold Coast’s beautiful spring weather and meander among the sculptures, or take the free shuttle bus so you can hop on and hop off at various locations.

The Swell Sculpture Festival is one great excuse to visit the beautiful Gold Coast, and while you are here, why not keep the creative spirit alive when you head back to your accommodation? Apartment 4204 and Circle are just two striking resorts that offer cutting edge design and first class facilities close to the action. Discover many more accommodation options – visit our site today for the best in luxury Gold Coast apartments, resorts and holiday homes