K-Fest draws a line in the sand

AN unusual and unique piece of land art was created on Rossbeigh Beach as a novel way to promote the arts and music festival that will get underway in Killorglin on the June bank holiday weekend.

The sand art drawing was based on the creative design of 11-year-old local Ella O’Grady who won the K-Fest colouring competition.

The giant 200ft by 200ft ‘K’ took 10 committed artists, drawing in the sand with rakes, six hours to complete.

And they could only stand by and watch on as their masterpiece was washed away with the high tide two hours after its completion.

Festival organiser and artist, Neil Browne, remarked: “This is part of the charm of art. It is creative, brings people together and doesn’t always have to be lasting. Beauty is fleeting.”

Artworks from emerging local, national and overseas artists will be showcased at 25 unique venues throughout Killorglin for the four-day festival.

K-Fest has organised a packed family programme of entertainment and creative workshops for children and their families to enjoy, celebrating nature and all things magical.

The festival, supported by Fáilte Ireland and Kerry County Council, aims to force contemporary art practice out of its comfort zone, and place it in an environment where it can be questioned, queried, admired, and appreciated, giving the community greater knowledge of and appreciation for the arts.

For further information about K-Fest, go to: http://www.kfest.ie/