Saturday, 25 July 2009

The World Beach Project

Be creative! Whoever you are or wherever you are, why not take your family down to the beach today and do some artwork? The World Beach Project, devised by artist Sue Lawty in association with the V&A, is a global art project open to anybody, anywhere, of any age and builds on the experience many of us have had on holiday of making patterns on beaches and shorelines.

Porth Nanven near St Just by Neil

All you have to do is take a camera, find a beach, choose some stones and make a pattern. You are only allowed to use stones, the aim being to work with different colours, sizes and textures.

Owen Beach by Kim Reidelbach

To take part in the project you will need to take three photos:
1) The Whole Beach (showing where you made the pattern, the weather, the environment)
2) The Process (showing how you searched for stones, sorted them and set them in place, etc.)
3) The Artwork (before it's washed away).

East Wittering by Oliver Hopkins

Southwold by Kally Davidson

What a simply brilliant way to get people interested in the environment, spend some time in the fresh air and be creative. Once you've submitted your photos, I'm sure your kids will love seeing their contribution on the interactive global map too.


  1. Just going to spend next three weeks making loads with anyone and every one and then will post the best, great challenge, great fun.
    Thanks again for sharing.


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