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.

The portraits, selected by the Imperial War Museum, measure 30 metres and will be drawn into the sand at low tide tomorrow at different locations before they are washed away.
The portraits, selected by the Imperial War Museum, measure 30 metres and will be drawn into the sand at low tide tomorrow at different locations before they are washed away.
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In addition to this, members of the public were invited to create their own portraits alongside those done by the art teams, using stencils created by Sand In Your Eye.
In addition to this, members of the public were invited to create their own portraits alongside those done by the art teams, using stencils created by Sand In Your Eye.
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These took place at more than 30 locations and the team were busy in their Calderdale studio creating the stencil shapes which depict three soldiers, a munitions lady and a nurse.
These took place at more than 30 locations and the team were busy in their Calderdale studio creating the stencil shapes which depict three soldiers, a munitions lady and a nurse.
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In total, they created 800 stencils that were packed off to the various coastal locations.
In total, they created 800 stencils that were packed off to the various coastal locations.
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