Day 1

Bracelet Bay






Artists: Dave Marchant, Viv Rhule, Sara Holden, Owen Griffiths, Dave Pitt, Adele Vye, Tafadzwa Gundu and Marlo Flores


Bracelet Bay in Mumbles was the again the first venue for the 2009 Festival. After an early morning downpour, the sun shone for the rest of the day, delighting our many participants.

A young participant adds the final touches to a beautiful electric eel (above) and below, a mosaic whale is formed using the shape of the rock as an inspiration. Carefully collected grey and black pebbles were effective materials to use.

A fish mosaic took youngsters a while to make and was great fun.

The art of conversation!

Participants' Comments:

'Made the visit to the beach very different and exciting - couldn't have been better and the sun shone!'

'Very worthwhile - my grandson enjoyed the activity, enjoyed the beach and made new friends'.

'Delighted - the children loved it!'

'Gave the children an excellent insight into sea life. Very helpful artists on hand who worked well with the children'.

'A wonderful learning and creative experience for both children and adults'

'A lot of fun - everyone should join in'

' I learnt about endangered species and met new people'

'It was a good way to enjoy natural resources.'

'It gave the community a chance to be creative'

'The festival encouraged outdoor activities and the children learnt as they played and created'


This sea serpent took careful selection of the available colours.

Sea horse sculpture with the dramatic background of Bracelet Bay.

The beautiful multi coloured pebbles were used to make lots of marine mosaics.

Crab Delights - hiding between and balancing on the rocks, all shapes and sizes were created to make an army of them!


Crab invasion


Eveyone joined in with their own favourites such as this Turtle - one of many that emerged all over the beach.


Thank you to our kind sponsors:-


Nature Conservation Team

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery



Joshua's Barbers

Angela's @ Caswell

All Photos by Phil Holden /Copyright Sculpture by the Sea UK 09

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