Beyond the Sand – Surfers Paradise

Beyond the Sand - Sculpture night

The Surfers Paradise beachfront will be transformed this weekend into a captivating circus-themed outdoor gallery of colour, movement, music and larger than life artworks. Now in its 10th year, Beyond the Sand Art Festival (prev. known as Sand Safari) will be held from the 13th to 21st of March 2021.

The free multi-medium arts festival will not only see a name change but will evolve beyond the stunning ‘sandcastles’, showcasing eight large-scale installations as well as artworks from local artists that will travel from showrooms to Beyond the Sand’s beachside artist gallery.

The 2021 event will be circus-themed including circus performances, roving entertainment and workshops, with the chance to be able to ‘step right up’ and learn new skills from performers and artists. 

The festival will still offer the best in sand sculptures, bringing 10 artists to compete in the annual Australian Sand Sculpting Championships and feature two large-scale circus-themed sculptures along the beachfront. In a sign of the times, voting will go digital in 2021 to crown the People’s Choice Award. 

Beyond the Sand 

Date: 13th – 21st March 2021

Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm daily

Where: Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217  

Beyond the Sand - Art Installation

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