Category: Sand

Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2015

Emotional States Niall and Daniel Were joined by the wonderful English artist Nicola Wood on the 13th year of the exhibition. As a theme we decided on Emotional states so that we could each explore what was a very emotional year for us Embracing Death Description: A concept we all inevitably have to face. Part…


Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2014

Black White and Grey We were very honored to have the Belgian Sculptor Engaurd David joining Niall  and Daniel in creating an Exhibition around the theme Black White and Grey . Black A black hole is the darkest thing in the universe, it is a region of spacetime from which gravity prevents anything, including light,…


Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2013

The Bright Side Moved by all the negativity ion Ireland because of the Recession We decided to create and exhibitition which focused on the positive sides of Ireland and what it means to be Irish. This Year Niall and Daniel were again joined by Alan Magee. Due to budget restrictions it was not possible to…


Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2012

Bright Sparks Irish Science and Scientists 2012 was Dublin city of Science so we decided to join the celebrations and acknowledge the work of some of the best. William Rowan Hamilton William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1864), born in Dublin, became Professor of Astronomy at TCD and Royal Astronomer of Ireland. At the age of 9 he…


Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2011

Compass North Taking inspiration from the fact that there are two North Poles Daniel decided to show them as two separate entities. True North as a simple form where all the lines of Longitude originate and magnetic North with it’s field radiating from it’s living core. As the earth rotates around its axis, Magnetic north…


Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2010

Norse Mythology Creation Myth: Mother Earth For this sculpture Daniel decided to combine two creation myths. The Norse myth of the creation of earth, where Odin and his brothers used Ymir’s body to create the Earth and that of the Ancient Greek myth of Gaia or Mother Earth. It can be seen that many cultures…


Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2009

The Four Elements Earth Wind “This was always going to be a difficult challenge. To represent that which Is only apparent by it effect. A song by Donavan came to mind and the similarities between love and air reached out to me. The hands represent my parents and the air they have captured between them.”…


Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2007

Irish Writers Over the course of his play writing Samuel Beckett began to minimalise various aspects of the traditional play. The first of the two portraits is very traditional; the second is the same bust but Minimalised. In his play “End Game” two of his Characters Nagg and Nell are living in bins on the…


Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2006

The Five Senses Hearing “Based on the sense of hear I took the image of a hammer hittlng an anvil and it creating a sound wave oscillating towards the ear. The hammer and anvil are also the name of two tiny bones in the inner ear that make hearing possible.” Niall Magee Taste “The Central…


Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2005

The Four Seasons For this our fourth year of the Exhibition we were able to create four sculptures and decided on the seasons as a Theme. Each sculpture picked their season from a hat and created their work based on that. The sculptures were joined with a simple sand bank to show the connections between…