Sand Sculpting Australia returns for its eleventh year on the Frankston Waterfront with ‘Aladdin and The Arabian Tales’.
Over 3,500 tonnes of brickie’s loam sand has been masterfully transformed into life sized sand sculptures by the world’s best artists, who have come together to tell the tales of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the forty thieves.
The product of 20 sculptors, 30 days and over 5,000 carving hours, this exhibition continues in its tradition of delivering something bigger and better every year.
With over 130,000 people travelling from across Victoria and beyond to attend the exhibition, the annual event reportedly injects $100 million into the local economy.
Having been involved with Sand Sculpting Australia since it’s inception, Sandstorm Events Director Sharon Redmond says it’s the theater of it all and sense enchantment that keep people coming back.
“Our aim is to capture the imagination and provide a unique experience that re-appropriates the natural environment and encourages people to enjoy it in a new way,” said Redmond.
“This summer, you’ll be transported back in time to explore the ancient and ever-so-magical stories of the 1001 Arabian Nights, made completely from sand.”
“You can see Aladdin fall in love with Princess Jasmine and trick the Genie of the Lamp with his three wishes.”
“Take a journey with Sinbad the Sailor on his seven magical adventures as he meets mystical
monsters and fantastical creatures; then, ‘Open Sesame’, go deep with Ali Baba into the cave filled with jewels and gold.”
Integrated with the sand sculptures will be a fun range of themed activities for children; from hands on sand sculptor workshops, sand art and craft, to themed face painting and the interactive family game zone, there is plenty to explore.
Tickets for the event are now on sale, with the exhibition opening up early for an all-inclusive family Christmas festival. Running from 16 -24 December, Santa’s Sand Land is the quintessential Australian summer-take on the holidays.
With the Christmas spectacular set to include live stage shows, roving performances, a meet a greet with Santa, arts and craft, plus more – the waterfront is the ultimate outdoor playground this Christmas.
Open to the public daily from 10am, the exhibition will carry over into the New Year with the official event picking up on 26 December 2017 and running through until 25 April 2018.
For more information and to book tickets visit www.sandsculpting.com.au.
510N Nepean Hwy, Frankston Waterfront
DATES & TIMES
26 December, 2017 – 28 January, 2018
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm daily
29 January, 2018 – 25 April 2018
Monday – Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am to 6pm
TICKETS & BOOKINGS
Child (3-15yr) $9 – entry only
Child (3-15yr) $18 – super pass
Child (0-2yr) FOC
For more information, to arrange interviews or photo ops, please contact:
Chain Social Agency
0450 909 511