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Sand sculptor Peter Redmond brings skills and magic to Broome

April 26, 2017 Resort News No Comments Email Email

Polo players will share the stage with some marvellous, magical and whimsical creations when renowned Australian sand sculptor Peter Redmond visits Broome next month as part of the Airnorth Cable Beach Polo.

The award-winning self-taught artist will travel to the tourist town for the first time and use world-famous Cable Beach as his canvass to create extraordinary masterpieces out of sand.

A graphic designer and illustrator by trade, Redmond started carving in sand as a junior at Sand Sculpting Australia’s 2006 event at Rye after discovering a love for the art medium.

He used the opportunity to leap into other sand sculpting projects and in no time at all, carved out his own career in the unique profession.

Over the past decade, Redmond has steadily worked around Australia on more than 40 sand sculpting jobs including at festivals, events, shopping centres and smaller corporate promotions.

His amazing creations range broadly from swashbuckling pirates and fairy tale princesses, to giant sea turtles, quirky creatures and intricate underwater kingdoms featuring mermaids and sea monsters.

As well as becoming a celebrated artist in Australia, Redmond’s craft has also taken him overseas, where he has made his mark in different countries including New Zealand and the Maldives.

His latest venture took him on a two-week trip to Egypt in March where he and another sculptor created dramatic mythical animal sand sculptures to celebrate the opening of a new mall in Cairo.

Redmond scooped the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 Australian Sand Sculpting Championship on the Gold Coast, with his piece titled The Kingdom.

Next month, Redmond will bring his exceptional skills to Broome to create a different masterpiece each day of the Airnorth Cable Beach Polo weekend from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May.

A not-to-be-missed opportunity, Redmond is inviting visitors and locals alike to join him on Cable Beach on Saturday, May 20 to learn about sand sculpting and create with him Saturday’s wondrous artwork.

Redmond said the opportunity to come to Broome during the polo event was exciting.

“I’ve done quite a bit of beach sculpture over the years and I’ve never been to Broome…so I’m really excited to just be there for a start,” he said.

“But I really like the idea of being able to produce some amazing sculpture for exactly the same reasons I do everywhere else – to get people a little bit excited about it and get people to realise that things are possible.”

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