with Pennard, Newton, Bishopston, Knelston and Christchurch, Brynmill and St. Helen's Primary Schools

Gowerton Comprehensive School and The Young Carers Group

Working with Artists Sara Holden, Catrin Jones, Tina Cunningham and Ami Marsden

Project Photographer: Phil Holden

Our new project Art in the Landscape Sculpture Trail is an opportunity for school children and young people to engage with nature in a creative way as well as gain an awareness and understanding of a local natural environment - Gower, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Three artist led workshops for one class or group have been run for each participating or school or group, beginning with a special visit to a Gower beach to create sculptures based on the place and its marine wildlife which are created from natural found materials, such as sand, pebbles and shells. Two days of artist in residence workshops have also been run for the pupils as a chance for children and young people to take part in a project that both educates and inspires. The more permanent sculptures created in the follow up workshops were placed on a special trail on the coast path leading to the beach at Rhossili for two weeks in October- see photos below. There is now a exhibition of photos of the trail at the Rose Hip and Vintage Tearoom - Wildflower Cafe on Blackhills Lane, Gower so the story of the project can also be followed there until further notice. Please scroll down to read and view the feature here.

There are 30 large photographs from this exciting project now on display at the Wildflower Cafe, Blackhills Lane, Gower.

To read the project feature here please scroll down.


Left: Waves by St. Helens Primary, Centre: Woven Fish by Brynmil Primaryl, Right: Starfish by Pennard Primary

Left: Framed Treasures by YMCA


Left: Seahorse by Newton Primary and Right: Woven Waves by Knelston Primary

Left: Jellyfish by Gowerton Comprehensive

Right: Painted Fish on Net by Christchurch Primary





Glass Fish on Net by Brynmill Primary

See the beach sculpture activity days below .....scroll down


Woven Dome by Bishopston Primary


Brynmill Primary School at Langland Bay - September










Two year classes from Brynmill Primary took part in the workshops at Langland Beach and at school.



Gowerton Comprehensive School at Caswell Beach - September












St Helen's Primary at Langland Beach - September



Pennard Primary School at Oxwich Bay - July



A huge starfish /sun sculpture was created on the beach using lots of different found materials








These brightly coloured starfish were made from orange willow by the children in the follow up workshops to be placed on the sculpture trail on Gower.


Young Carers Group at Oxwich Bay - August


The young carers made self portraits and a huge octopus from sand on the beach as well as exploring and gathering found objects to use as materials in the follow up workshops.

They each made a special framed picture of their experience that will be mounted together as a large sculpture for the surprise trail set out on Gower.


Newton Primary School at Langland Bay - July



The children made lots of different sculptures based on marine life including starfish and sea horses from sand, pebbles and sea-weed etc.


They created a large sea horse for the trail (shown here) as well as some smaller ones in their follow up workshops using willow and wood

Bishopston Primary at Caswell Beach - July




The landscape around Caswell Bay inspired the temporary sculptures on the beach.


The children created some lovely woven panels using willow and pieces of driftwood in their follow up workshops in school ready for the trail.


Knelston primary at Rhossili beach-July



The children worked in groups to produce some original temporary sculptures based on the views and marine animals using the different materials found on the beach.

They made some beautiful woven waves as their sculpture with coloured willow and also some lovely sea animals to attach to the bottom of these to place on the trail

Christchurch Primary at Bracelet Bay - July


Before making their temporary sculptures on the beach, the children enjoyed listening to the sound of the sea.





The children created some fantastic colourful fish that were attached to fishing net as their sculpture for the special trail.

Visit our facebook page artandeducationbythesea.

Also see for work by some of the artists involved in the sculpture trail project.

There is a exhibition of photos of the trail at the Rose Hip and Vintage Tearoom - Wildflower Cafe on Blackhills Lane, Gower

This project is funded by the Gower Landscape Partnership - Thank you from everyone involved!





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