Those were the days when we children got our
bucket and shovel to build our first castle on the beach, what fun it was and
how we got absorbed; nothing mattered but sand, water and sun…..this is what I
wrote two years ago when I visited the beach club and saw the young students of
the architecture and fine arts departments take the same tools and enjoy
themselves for a whole day to form sculptures from the finest sand imaginable. Unfortunately
this year I was not on the island for the occasion but I got the pictures from
one of the organisers at the art departments of the Eastern Mediterranean
This year the event took place on June 01. The
event, I was told, is open to everybody to visit and students from all TRNC
universities can participate in the yearly competition. The students started
working at 8 am until late in the afternoon. The beach is very lovely and the
weather was excellent. A nice attraction for visitors also.
organisers explained that the EMU Sand Sculpture Festival and Competition aims
to contribute to the cultural and artistic development of the students by using
any natural material they find on the beach and being absolutely free in choosing
theme and form and approach.
is also to create an occasion to get to know each other and to work together. If
you are interested to learn more please visit http://sandsculpture.emu.edu.tr/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630 11 39.
is always a new sand sculpture competition next year.