Artist’s Road Trip Blog: by Emily Spruce

Artist’s Road Trip: Day 2

Yesterday myself and the Guernsey Arts Commission team headed over to Vazon bright and early to set up for Art on the Beach in the glorious sunshine, sporting our matching pink t-shirts of course! We slapped the sun cream on and put on our sunnies ready to get stuck in to create an enormous sea life installation on the wave breaker steps.

The day turned out to be just as lovely as the weather. Hundreds of people – grown-ups and children alike – came over to take part in the creative activities being run by an array of local and UK artists to make giant jelly fish, shellfish, fish, starfish and seaweed to add to the giant art installation. Without forgetting helping to make the giant sea beasts: Bernard the basking shark, Coleen the cuttlefish and Charlene the crab!!  It was great to see people of all ages together taking part, admiring each other’s work and experimenting with their creative skills. My role was to coordinate the installation and place the artwork over the steps to form and underwater scene – it was a lot of fun!

Over 5 hours the installation took its shape into a very colourful, animated and eye-catching spectacle. One which the organisers, artists and community involved in creating it should be very proud of. I had a great day! All topped off by a mass staff run and jump into the beautiful sparkly Guernsey sea to cool off after a hard days work. Well done guys!!!

End of a fabulous day - well done everyone!


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