Sand in your Eye

These stunning displays show why Hebden Bridge group Sand in your Eye scooped top award

A team of Hebden Bridge artists who created these sand portraits to mark the Armistice centenary have been rewarded as the project scooped a top award.

‘Pages of the Sea’ won the Visual Art Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Here we look at how the team at Sand in Your Eye created the stunning displays.

Jamie Wardley, artistic director of Sand In Your Eye studio and his team certainly had their work cut out as they undertook a hugely ambitious logistics operation.
Jamie Wardley, artistic director of Sand In Your Eye studio and his team certainly had their work cut out as they undertook a hugely ambitious logistics operation.
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It saw communities up and down the country gather on beaches to remember the eight million people from Britain and the Commonwealth who served in the First World War.
It saw communities up and down the country gather on beaches to remember the eight million people from Britain and the Commonwealth who served in the First World War.
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The project was is the culmination of a five-year programme of arts commissions, part of 14-18 NOW, marking the wars anniversary.
The project was is the culmination of a five-year programme of arts commissions, part of 14-18 NOW, marking the wars anniversary.
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For this, Wardley and a team of artists created 28 giant portraits of servicemen and women.
For this, Wardley and a team of artists created 28 giant portraits of servicemen and women.
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