Sand Sculpting Australia returns to Frankston’s Waterfront this summer with Aladdin & The Arabian Tales. It’s time to explore the magical stories of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and the One Thousand and One Arabian Nights as depicted in more than 3500 tonnes of sand.
This year’s exhibition will feature sculptures of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the Genie, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the cave of jewels and all the wonderful characters from these timeless tales. Alongside the sand sculptures will be a range of children’s activities including sand sculpting workshops, sand art and craft activities, themed face painting and an interactive family game zone.
Between the end of November and the middle of December the exhibition will gradually take shape under the skilled hands of 21 of the world’s finest sand sculpting artists. When their work is complete, you’ll be able to see Aladdin fall in love with Princess Jasmine and trick the Genie with his three wishes, or join Sinbad on his seven magical adventures as he meets mystical monsters and fantastical creatures. Then, “Open Sesame” – it’s time to go deep with Ali Baba into a cave filled with jewels and gold.
Aladdin & The Arabian Tales is open daily at 10am from Boxing Day until Wednesday, April 25. Tickets: adults $14, concession $11, children $9 (or $18 for a super pass); children under 2 free. Go to visitfrankston.com/frankston-sand-sculpting