World premiere art installation to take over Surfers for Beyond The Sand Arts Festival

A larger than life artwork of rare botanicals will transform the beachfront at Surfers Paradise this March, as part of Beyond The Sand.

The festival, previously known as Sand Safari, will be the world premiere of ‘Lost’, a massive, floral-inspired wonderland by Amanda Parer.

Huge inflatable nylon pieces of extinct or endangered botanicals will be illuminated by vibrant LED lights.


Ms Parer is a renowned Aussie artist and said she is counting down the days until her vision is revealed.

“The exhibit will immerse viewers in nature’s beautiful form and vitality using oversized botanicals, designed to appear as an organic ‘growth’ of the Beyond The Sand Arts Festival,” she said.

“Festivals like Beyond The Sand are crucial for showcasing the rich culture and art communities across the country and providing a platform for local artists.”

Major Events Gold Coast Festivals director, Mark Duckworth, said the reimagined festival is going beyond existing offerings with eight large-scale installations, unique artworks from up-and-coming artists and activities and workshops.

The nine-day event will also feature the annual Australian Sand Sculpting Championships, performances, and roving entertainment along the Surfers Paradise Esplanade from March 13-21.

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