Day 5

Caswell Bay






Artists: Viv Rhule, Sara Holden, Ami Marsden, Patricia McKenna, Dan McCabe, David Pitt, Jo Steadman, Dave Marchant, Marlo Flores

The fifth day of the sculpture festival took the artists to beautiful Caswell Beach on the Gower Peninsula. With perfect weather of the bluest skies and water, the beach was a hive of creative activity, with every space filled with inspirational sculptures.







Plaited seaweed artwork



Sample of participants' comments:

Environmental art events like this teaches children how to care for the planet and is an opportunity for them to play, have fun and meet other children. Debbie Evans

The children's creativity was enhanced by using natural materials to make things. It was fab and the children loved it. Elena Ruddy

The children loved it - I didn't see my daughter for 3 hours! Thank you! Kiera Gillett

The turtle we made from sand was very impressive. It was so good for the kids to work alongside artists and see different syles, etc. Hannah Vincent

We used flotsam to make a dog and a sea monster. It was very constructive play and use of beach rubbish. Nick Dancer

The festival is great - it encourages families to come together to do something creative. Jack Lynch

We learnt that sea horses are endangered. The event gave us ideas and its nice to spend time with your children being creative. Danielle Griffiths

Our creativity was enhanced - we developed our imaginations. Hodkinson Family

We would normally have made just sandcastles but we made a jellyfish and a boat. We talked about endangered sea life which raised the kids awareness and they had fun. Jehangir Family

The artists gave helpful suggestions to the kids with their sculptures. The event was very worthwhile as it inspires them, builds awareness of the beach and conservation. Smith family




The ideas and designs for the sculptures were endless - all created from the materials on the beach, many of them depicted large scale marine creatures, octopus (below) and turtle (above and below).






The popular theme of mermaids!

Seaweed and string necklace

A young disabled lad enjoys looking at the sculptures.

It had been another very scuccessful day of the festival with more people than ever attending each day and entering into the spirit of it all. The finale of the festival would be held the next day at Oxwich Beach.

The beach jewellery workshop was a hit with young girls.

Project supported by Welsh Government Sustainable Development Fund




All Photos by Phil Holden /Copyright Sculpture by the Sea UK 2011

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