LARGEST SAND PAINTING IN THE WORLD
The Guinness World Record for the largest sand painting in the world is broken by Art In The Frame Foundation, an arts based charity from Jersey, Channel Islands [Jersey Charity No. 238].
Pat Robson and Elizabeth Le Gal, co-directors of Art In The Frame, together with local artist George Kowzan and over 200 adults and children and Beaulieu Primary School spent Saturday the 17th and Sunday 18th of September in The People's Park, in wonderful sunshine, producing the largest sand painting in the world.
It measured 14 metres by 16 metres and was titled Fun in the Sun. George Kowzan took the work of six primary school winners [see below], from a competition set to find a design for the event, and made them into one composite image.
The winners, both boys and girls, have been down at the park over the weekend working on the painting. Half a ton of sand was used, mixed with powder paint to produce 17 different colours. It was sprinkled onto hardwood sheets over areas of the design covered with PVA glue.
The whole attempt went exactly to time, with a fire engine and turn table ladder arriving at the park at 4.15pm. Photographers were taken up on the ladder to photograph the final piece.
Adjudicators measured the final piece and a great cheer went up from the crowd at the successful completion.
Art In The Frame are delighted that so many people of all ages turned up to help complete the painting.
The picture design has evolved from a competition open to primary schools. It resulted in so many excellent entries that 6 were chosen as winners. The final picture has amalgamated the work of the 6 winners made into one large design by local artist George Kowzan.
Ian Rolls artist
Sarah Jordan textile artist
George Kowzan artist.
Prizes were presented to:-
Georgia Deveau, age 8, Beaulieu Convent School [her design]
Louis Sangan, age 9, Victoria College Prep [his design]
Jamie O’Halloran, age 10, Samares Primary School [his design]
Tessa Cheal, age 8, La Moye School [her design]
Jamie Sunter, age 9, Victoria College Prep [his design]
Hannah Hill, age 8, Beaulieu Convent School [her design]
The prizes were presented by Nick Parlett at the opening of his exhibition: Perimeters in June 2005.
Sand Painting Sponsors:
Simon Sand and Gravel Ltd.
Art In The Frame Foundation.