Sands of time stand still

The Enchanted Forest Sand Sculpture. Pictured is Ella. Image Marco De Luca

By Jessica Micallef

Fluttering fairies and magical mushrooms have taken up residence in Riddells Creek.

The Enchanted Forest Sand Sculpting Exhibition showcases sculptures, each handcrafted from 30 tonnes of sand, to capture children’s imaginations.

Exhibition tour guide Rosie Gallicchio said 11 international sculptors had created a dazzling display that tells an enchanting tale.

“It’s a story about a little girl named Odette, with a rabbit named Tony, trying to find the missing fairy’s magical keys,” she said.

“We wanted to bring the wonder of the beautiful part of living in a forest to life in sand sculptures.”

Ms Gallicchio said children could feast their eyes on imaginary creatures that come to life through sand.

“We’ve got fairies, unicorns, goblins, griffins, we’ve got mushroom people,” she said.

The exhibition will run until April 30, Wednesday to Sunday, at 1012 Kilmore Road, Riddells Creek.

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