The Sand Sculpting World Championship 2018 @ Lange Voorhout in The Hague.
This competition was held on 4 – 12 June 2018 as part of the 200 Years of Scheveningen Resort celebration. The central theme around this event was “200 years of sea, sand and …”.
Special sculpting sand used were reclaimed from the river the Maas near Nijmegen.
The eight participating countries are Japan, Singapore, United States, Mexico, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia and the Czech Republic. There are 9 sand sculptures created including the Netherlands as the host country.
The artist Chris Burden representing the Great Britain with his ‘Flying Steamroller’ installation was declared the winner on 13 June 2018.
My personal favorite is “Perish the Thought” by Fergus Mulvany representing Ireland.
If you are out and about in The Hague, consider a quick detour towards the Lange Voorhout, outside Escher in het Paleis or Escher in the Palace Museum. The 9 impressive sand sculptures are on display from now till 19 August 2018. These sculptures are even spectacularly illuminated in the evening.
This is a FREE exhibition.