Sand Sculpting is an art form of modelling sand into sculptures. There are not many places you can find sand sculpting in Australia. Sand is formed into shapes by adding clay in the sand to hold sand grains together. Sand Sculpture is a rather complicated art and requires skilled hands.
The sand grains has to be fine for making sand sculptures. These fine grains are mixed with coarse grains at a certain proportion to achieve best results.
Sand Sculpting is popular in US and some European countries but the fever is yet to be spread to Australia.
At the Frankston Waterfront in Melbourne, life sized sculptures are created by 20 of the world’s finest sculptors. Around 3500 tonnes of sand is used for creating these sculptures.
This is not a free event but moderately priced. Ticket prices for 2015 are below
Adult $14 – Concession $11
Child (aged 3-12) $10
Family (2 adults + 2 children) $42
Children under 3 – Free of charge
Address of the Venue – Address: 510 Nepean Hwy, Frankston VIC 3199
The Sculpture will be on display from 26th December 2015 to 25th April 2016
Details can be found here http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Things_To_Do/Events/Major_Events/Sand_Sculpting_Australia_-_A_Day_at_The_Zoo
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