Sand Safari Arts Festival

  • Date: 14 Feb - 1 March 2020
  • Location: Surfers Paradise Beach
  • Ticket price range: free

Sand Safari Arts Festival 2020 takes place on Surfers Paradise beach which becomes a live art gallery over 17 days with spectacular themed artworks being formed from the natural sand.

There will be sand sculpting demonstrations, live entertainment, art exhibitions and interactive workshops from dawn till dusk along with the running of the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships (ASSC).

The Australian Sand Sculpting Championships (ASSC) will see15 world-renowned sculptors creating 10-tonne sand sculptures to become this year’s winner.

ASSC Award presentation takes place on Sunday 16 February at 5:30 pm. There is also a People’s Choice Award presented on Saturday 29 February.

Other artworks on display will include

  • “Harps of the City”, eight giant public instrumental harps, will be placed along the beachfront designed by Artists Joseph Burgess and Joshua Wilkinson.
  • 500 electric blue “Migration” solider crabs by local artist Clayton Blake.
  • The Artist Plaza in Cavill Mall will be featuring local works.
  • A 45-tonne sand recreating of Jack and the Beanstalk along with seven dwarfs.
  • A 35-tonne sand interactive sand culture attraction from Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February.
  • Speed carving events on Saturday 22, Sunday 23, Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March.
  • Little Hansels and Gretel’s that “Dare to Dream” themed artworks by Surfers Paradise State School


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