Driftwood and Sand is based in Hokitika, New Zealand and began as a community beach-sculpture event in 2004. It was conceived by local artist Donald Buglass. He saw the driftwood-strewn beach as a fabulous creative opportunity, offering the raw materials and the inspiration for a community art celebration—a sculpture competition with a difference. Driftwood and Sand is a charitable trust and the sculpture event is run annually by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. The Trust aims to create benefits for the community and improve participation in the arts in the region. Hopeful contestants are encouraged to, “Build a sculpture with anything you find on the beach and some imagination.”
Pictured below, some past entries, images courtesy of Driftwood and Sand.