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10 Stunning Sculptures Parked Perfectly on the Beach

With the end of summer near, we thought it was the perfect time to look back and show you some stunning sculptures that come alive on the beach. Australia has two big sculpture festivals that sit on the sand, Swell, which is in Queensland from now till September 22nd, and Sculpture by the Sea on Bondi and Cottesloe beach. (Sculpture by the Sea also has a biennial exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark.)

Today, we put together a quick list of 10 sculptures that take on a whole new meaning when they're parked on the beach. From Stuart Clipston's giant sculpture of a melting ice cream to Jon Cox's two golden statues of runners dashing for the finish line, these artworks become fantastically fun when sitting in the hot, hot sun.

Going, Going..Gone, Sculpture by the Sea 2006: Art by Stuart Clipston

Above: Blown Away, Swell Sculpture Festival 2013: Art by Marie France Rose, Photo by John Wroblewski

Big Chook, Sculpture by the Sea 2005: Art by Jeremy Parnell

2012 Swell Sculpture Festival: Art by Ibrahim Koc, Photo by Rowly Emmett

The Race, Swell Sculpture Festival 2012: Art by John Cox, Photo by Terence Kearns

Mermaid, Swell Sculpture Festival 2013: Art by Monte Lupo, Photo by Monte Lupo

White Death, Swell Sculpture Festival 2011: Art by Glenn Sanders, Photo by Steve Holland

For Rio+20, Photo by Ueslei Marcelino

Walking on Glass, Sculpture by the Sea 2010, Art by Phillip Piperides, Photo by AAP

Melting Ice Cream Truck, Sculpture by the Sea 2006, Art by Glue Society, Photo by The Glue Society

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