SCULPTURE PROJECT A SUCCESS!
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Sand Sculpture Fun at VISIBLE in Streaky Bay
2—8 January 2019
Campbells Landing, Corner of Linklater Street and Eyre Avenue
The District Council of Streaky Bay and stakeholders are buoyed with the community and visitor interest and great outcomes of the Ingrained: Ephemeral Eco Art project which took place at historic Campbells landing, Streaky Bay from 2—8 January 2019.
The Council collaborated with Sandstorm Events Australia’s leading Sand Sculpting Company to deliver the innovative Sand sculpture project across 6 days of sand sculpting fun for locals and visitors to the region.
Participants had a sensory experience like no other and kindled a love of the beach through shared creative artmaking led by Master Sculptor Peter Redmond which included a FREE and unique adult Master Class opportunity and FREE workshops in sand art and sand bottles for younger participants.
Sharon Redmond of Sandstorm Events says, “Our week in Streaky Bay is finished and what a wonderful week we had - we got to create a beautiful relief panel 12 ton sculpture - depicting a scene of the town on one side and local marine life in the other, meet some beautiful people, experience the amazing coastline, and most excitedly for us - had the opportunity to work with local artists and begin to nurture their love of sand sculpting - a big welcome to the sand sculpting community- Dion, Lauren , Tamara - hope to see you guys on the piles at our SA event this April. Thank you to Streaky Bay Council, and all those who made it possible for Sandstorm Events to be part of the Visible Arts Project in Streaky Bay."
Community and visitor feedback across social media and online survey has been overwhelmingly positive and will form a part of a May 2019 project report.
Great outcomes of the project implementation are:
7 Masterclass participants
Opportunities for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent
270 participations by young people in sand art and sand bottle workshops
135 participants in the workshops
An estimated 900 audience interactions over the six days of the project
A project manager and 2 project mentees gaining employment from the project
3 Master Class mentees and 1 community person volunteered on the project
3 Master Class mentees and 2 project mentees will potentially receive paid and/or volunteer work at the Sand Storm events major event in Port Adelaide in April 2019.
The sand sculpture will remain on display until the end of April 2019 and it is anticipated that in that 110 days up to 3300 more people may visit the installation.
If you would like to get up close to the sand sculpture why not join members of the project team when they open up the sand sculpture for a detailed viewing and some selfie fun on the
FREE SELFIE: OPEN DAYS:
26 January 2019, Australia Day, 10am—12pm
14 April 2019, 10am—2pm
ABOUT: Come along, have a blast and interact with our sand sculpture on our OPEN DAYS. Take a selfie or three and don’t forget to post them tagging @streakybay @VISIBLEstreakybay on Instagram and Facebook with all your great feedback.
District Council of Streaky Bay
0427 706 454
Streaky Bay Visitor Centre
21 Bay Road
(08) 8626 7033
The District Council of Streaky Bay acknowledges the support and funding of the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and the support of the VISIBLE team, Streaky Bay Tourism and Sandstorm Events.
Images: Jayne Holland