Sands of time in fleeting sculptures

A group of Irish artists will transform 100 tonnes of sand in Dublin Castle into four large sculptures over the coming week.

6th August, 2005

This is the third year that the group Duthain Dealbh, which translates as ‘fleeting sculpture', will be carving elaborate works of art out of compacted sand in Dublin.

The group comprises brothers Alan and Niall Magee, Daniel Doyle and Fergus Mulvany, who will spend the next seven days sculpting. Their pieces will remain on display from August 15 to 29. The public can watch them being carved live from today.

Over the past 10 years, the...

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