International sand sculptors visit Romsey

Ilya Filimonstev works on his Birth of Music Pic: Joe Mastroianni

Russian sculptor Ilya Filimontsev has spent about 56 hours crafting this sand masterpiece.

He is one of eight international artists displaying their sand sculptures at Sand Art Gallery’s exhibition in Romsey.

Filimontsev has interpreted the show’s theme ‘The Art of Music’, in his work Birth of Music, depicting a woman being given life from music.

Filimonstev studied sculpting in Moscow, working with snow and ice, but sand has been his focus for the past 12 years. He has taken out numerous sculpting awards worldwide.

The most talented sculptors from Belgium, Poland, Russia, Ireland, Holland, Singapore, Czech Republic and Canada will be exhibiting their work in the Macedon Ranges, said event organiser Leo Vamvalis.

The exhibition will be open at Cope Williams Winery in Romsey from May 27.

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