The Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk is a magnificent outdoor art gallery on display for everyone to enjoy along the waterfront walkway between Beacon Park and the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park. This outdoor collection of sculptures uses the majestic scenery of Mount Baker and the Salish Sea as its backdrop. Many of the pieces are for sale while others are public art, owned or commissioned by the Town of Sidney.
“Pure Energy” generously donated to the Town of Sidney
“The Keeper” purchased by Town of Sidney
Scroll to learn more about the sculptures on the Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk
Artist: David Hunwick
“Eye of the Ocean” is a sculpture composed in the shape of two Blue Whale rib bones connect to form an eye through which you can look out at the views off Sidney while lending the thought of the whale looking back to shore.
Dimensions: 11′ x 10′ x 1′ 200 lbs
Medium: steel & fibreglass
Artist: Fred Dobbs
“Ocean in Motion” depicts the balance in the relationship between three living things. When sea otters eat sea urchins, this minimizes the latter’s ability to eat kelp which helps the aquatic plant thrive and maintain an underwater habitat for the otters.
Purchased by the Town of Sidney as the “2014 People’s Choice.”
Dimensions: 32″ in diameter
Artist: Louis-Marc Simard
“The Muse” captures movement, seduction and lyricism in its form. It is a visual story with missing clues, just as in nature, but is a clear representation of intelligent design.
Dimensions: 7′ 6″ Medium: marble & stainless steel
Artist: Lyle Hamer
“Tsunami” is built with eco-friendly materials, and as little of it as possible. This Pender Island artist’s designs can often be manipulated by wind or touch.
Dimensions: 8′ x 8′ x 10′ 300 lbs
Medium: Salt Spring Sandstone
Artist: Philip Organ
“Centaur (Chiron),” sculpturally, this piece conveys graceful curves and strong lines of form and pace, while also suggesting the form of the mythical creature.
Dimensions: 85″ x 51″ x 17″ 185lbs
Medium: Corten Steel (copper steel) & Wire Cable
Artist: Lyman Whitaker
“Double Spinner” stands just less than 17 feet tall and entertains residents of nearby residences as the wind moves its petal-like disks in seemingly opposing directions.
Dimensions: 16′ 10″ Tall x 5′ 10″ diameter
Medium: Copper, Stainless Steel, Steel
Artist: Armando Barbon
“Pure Energy,” created by Italian born sculpture, Armondo Barbon, this piece is a reflection of balance and energy – an expression of the end of a gymnast’s jump, balanced and strong.
Cost: Generously donated to the Town of Sidney, September 2020
Dimensions: 42″ x 46″ 250 lbs
Artist: Ronald T. Crawford
“The Keeper” is a representation of strength as its form leans Into the winds that whip the Sidney shoreline during storms.
Cost: Purchased in 2020 by the Town of Sidney in February, 2020.
Dimensions: 3′ x 12′ 8,000 lbs
Medium: Salt Spring island Sand Stone
Artist: Paul Harder
“Ollie the Board Dog” is based on a real skateboarding bulldog that Paul met in Tofino; Sidney residents claim the bulldog is very popular with kids who sit on him and have their picture taken.
Dimensions: 42″ x 46″, 250 lbs