Lion wins Art On The Beach

It was a sand and seaweed sculpture of a lion that was selected by the judges as the winner of the second annual Guernsey Arts Commission Art On The Beach event on Sunday 19th June, which this year was supported by NatWest.

Despite the less than ideal weather about 50 people came down to Vazon to take part and at least another 50 were drawn onto the sand or the walk above the beach to see what was going on as the teams created their work next to the north slipway.

While some of the teams worked spontaneously to create mermaids, deatiled castles and other sculptures others came down with their entry already designed including an elaborate fish tank and a castle complete with a safe and usable escape tunnel!

Also on hand was local artist Lenny Lenfesty who created a large sun-like design in the middle of group using just the sand and a garden rake.

The event was judged by Lenny along with the chair of the GAC’s Public Art Sub-Committee, Eric Snell and part-time lecturer in art and design Charlotte Barnes.

The judges said that many of the entries were worthy of winning but the sand lion just pipped them in the eyes of all the judges.

Take a look at photos of the day on our Facebook page! (Photos by Sarah George)

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