Driftwood and Sand

Driftwood and Sand in Hokitika

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.

Driftwood and Sand

This article appeared in the Glassing Magazine September/October 2018 issue.

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