Local Sand Artist Goes International
Sean Corcoran from The Art Hand
Following on from the success of Sean Corcoran’s sand art at the Ardmore Pattern Festival we are delighted to announce that our Local Sand Artist Goes International!! Sean’s first international assignment as a sand artist is in Spittal Seaside Festival in Northumberland in Northern England this week. Today August 12th is his second day of six there. The coastline there is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Not only that but it was here in the 1900’s that L.S. Lowry painted many of his matchstick people. At the moment Sean and The Art Hand are considering several other interesting commissions in Europe. This is a real good news story and it’s fantastic to see a local artist receiving international notoriety.
Sean and his wife Miranda from The Art Hand continue to run beach art workshops on The Copper Coast and in Tramore for families, youth groups, team-building events and they even have a hen party booked in! In September they begin a series of collaborative mosaics in primary schools and one at the Tramore Adult Education Centre. They also teach stained glass to private groups from places like the WIT and the Traditional Skills Course at Waterford Area Partnership. Adult weekend courses in Stained Glass are due to return in October and November. Sean has also created many works of sand art to highlight and support local charities. Sean’s sand art was recently featured on RTE Nationwide and on the Arts Show on WLRFM.
Their recent Film and Animation Summer Camp for 7 to 12 year olds was a resounding success with lots of fun and creative output over the course of the week. The August WORDS event saw a full house at The Art Hand with fantastic performances from young and old. The event takes place on the first Wednesday of every month.
In October Sean is a guest artist on a new RTE kids programme called Rocketeers where he attempts to recreate the entire solar system in the vast sandy plains of Castlegregory beach in County Kerry. Here are some of his creations in Spittal, Northumberland from his first day there yesterday 11th of August………
Isn’t it great to see that our Local Sand Artist Goes International!
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