Nature into Art Project

Caswell Beach, Gower







Artists: Viv Rhule, Sara Holden, Ami Marsden, Patricia McKenna, David Pitt, David Lloyd, Lynne Denman, Laila Williams and Dave Marchant. Project Photographer: Phil Holden

The Festival moved to the Gower Peninsula and was held at the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty beach of Caswell as part of the Nature into Art Project. The day promised to be hot and sunny and participants arrived at the beach early to work with the artists. The tide was high and some large driftwood pieces were washed up at the foot of the beach steps.

working on the tail of a beautiful sea horse

These were quickly transformed into a huge sea monster by a team of artists and excited children.






The beach was soon covered with the most extraordinary sculptures based on various marine creatures.

Sea paths were made beneath willow tunnels


A shell form decorated with pebbles and feathers

Sample of Participants' comments at the Caswell Beach Festival:-

Our creativity was enhanced through the fetival with the artist support and inspiration. It brought people together, sharing. Its nice to have a group creative and experiement on the beach. Sati O'Kane, Amria and Natalie O'Kane, Rosie Mattingly and Ized Wood.

The festival was good for children to see what can be made with seaside debris. Tom and Will Andrew

The event was worthwhile for the entertainment and learning opportunity. Rebecca Gray

The festival brought out the creativity and co-operation in the children. Rhys Sabine

It was great for channelling children's creativity. Ebon, Violet and Edith Williams

We were very haoppy with the turtle and fish monster we worked on. It was great just getting involved. W. Thomas

We loved the sea horse and mermaids we made. Freya and Tilly Mackinnon

It was facinating to see what could be found on the beach to create wonderful sand sculptures. Events like this are worthwhile for others to become aware of wider issues through creative play. The day was perfect - very artistic and pleasant artists, encouraging children to get involved. Sue and Gerry Thomas, Alex, Anouska, Sienna and Harry

Events like this are definitely worthwhile as they are a really important way of showing parents how to have fun and be creative with their children without spending money. Really excellent day, fabulous relaxed staff and a really good project. Beth and Jo Furlong, Pip and Betty.

We were very happy with the seaside bracelets we made using seaweed and shells in the jewellery. Amaia

The festival was worthwile as it reminds us of nature - people forget how to play and enable all family members to use their imaginations and therefore build family bonds. Enya, Cameron, Dylan, Victoria Morgan

It was a great opportunity for children to explore. A great day. Anna, Lara and Hazel Dunbar

The festival got people involved, chatting and making friends as well as being educational. Gabriella Austin.


The beach band playing their drums.

. Life's a beach!

A pause from digging a large sculpture.

Jewelley workshop using shells and seaweed




The sea form becomes a large sombero


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