Winter fun: Beach art created in Jersey Island, England where the first competition of its type took place. The competition is to be brought to Bermuda thanks to organizer of the Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition Nicky Gurret. *Photo supplied
Winter fun: Beach art created in Jersey Island, England where the first competition of its type took place. The competition is to be brought to Bermuda thanks to organizer of the Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition Nicky Gurret. *Photo supplied
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16: You’ve heard of the summer Sand Sculpture Competition on Horseshoe Bay but this winter there will be a new “beach art” competition to grace our shores.

Organizer of both events Nicky Gurret is planning to invite several artists — local and overseas — to use Bermuda’s beautiful beaches a canvas for large scale rake drawings. Each artist will have their own beach and a panel of judges will pick the best one.

Gurret got the idea to bring the compeition to the island after hearing about the first such event in Jersey Island, England. The competition was won by a Frenchman.

“Beach art basically uses the beach as a canvas, usually  the area between high mark and low mark,” explained Gurret.

“The paint brush with beach art is usually in the  form of  a rake.”

 Gurret recently created a piece of beach art at Horseshoe Bay (pictured below)as the tide went down and she took a picture from the top of the rocks.”.

“The artwork is conceptual in nature with a series of repetitive  circles and lines nudging to the ocean,” she explained.

Gurret hopes to have the first beach art competition in Bermuda take place either by March or February of this year.

She said that ideal beaches would be those that can be photographed from high up such as Horseshoe Bay, Chaplain Bay, Warwick Long Bay, St. Catherines Beach, Tabacco Bay and Whale Bay and Admiralties Cove.

She is looking for sponsorship as well as artists to participate.

Anyone interested should email gurret@northrock.bm.