The North’s Sculpture Festival

Strand Ephemera – the North’s Sculpture Festival held biennially and staged over ten days and nights from Friday 26 July - Sunday 4 August 2019, is Townsville’s highly anticipated outdoor sculpture exhibition of state and national significance.

This event was established by Townsville City Council to provide regional artists an opportunity to showcase their talent within a national arena, with a focus on works being ‘ephemeral’ for the short-lived exhibition of around 10 days encouraged artists to use inexpensive materials.

In 2017 Strand Ephemera reached new heights attracting over 155,704 visitors during the 10 day display period.  The exhibition was supported by a multitude of engaging public programs, and featured a selection of curated works alongside those competing for the major $10,000 prize.

Strand Ephemera has garnered significant support from the private and corporate sector within Townsville, gains considerable media coverage, and attracts visitors locally, nationally and internationally.

Strand Ephemera will see the 2km promenade along the beach lined with sculptures as part of the inaugural North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) alongside Townsville’s own Fringe Festival, The Northern Fringe.

Galleries and Townsville City Council wish to thank all the Strand Ephemera sponsors, supporters and partners for their invaluable contributions.

Visit our sponsors page!

Strand Ephemera