The size of the sculptures reaches up to 10 meters in length and width and about two to three meters in height. Extremely strenuous physical work at high temperatures is required to create sculptures that, when weighed, weigh 30 to 70 tons. All the effort and work that artists invest in Lopar is recognized, and because of the great household and the efforts of the locals, the artists return every year. The Sand Sculpture Festival started in 2012 at the initiative of the academic painter prof. Zlatko Kauzlarić Atač in cooperation with the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Lopar and the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. This story, like all other events, is a great platform and skeleton around which a brand can and must be built, and a long-term story about branding in one niche. But for that it is necessary to organize various year-round events, trainings, smaller festivals, etc.…. And then the main manifestation as it is Sand Sculpture Festival it comes as the culmination of the whole rounded story. Photo: TZ Lopar Excellent and more than attractive tourist content, but as in everything, events of this type should be just “icing on the cake”. And not just, though great, one-off events. The Festival of Sand Sculptures will be held on Paradise Beach in Lopar on the island of Rab from 11 to 14 August 2020. Thus, the Croatian island of happiness is once again the host of this artistic and entertainment event, and sculptors from all over Croatia will make sculptures on the theme of the wonderful world of mythical creatures. This sand manifestation is led by academic sculptor Paula Banić, who brings artists such as our most famous current sculptor Nikola Vudrag, academic sculptor Professor Alen Novoselac, sculptor brothers Popijač and other interesting teams. In the initial phase, it was a sculpture workshop intended exclusively for students of art academies in Croatia, and over the years it has become an international festival with the participation of various young artists and art students from around the world. By the way, Lopar is the destination with the most sandy beaches on the Adriatic, of which the largest and most famous is Paradise Beach, 1,5 km long. “For the ninth year in a row, we are transforming Paradise Beach in Lopar into a surreal world with sand sculptures. This summer, a small number of interesting artists from our art scene are participating, so we are pleased to invite you to join us and try to be sculptors, and we will show you how. We will try to cheer you up through the sand and sandy mythical creatures”, said Paula Banić, artistic director of the festival. Rab – the island of artists? The island of Rab is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, and the one in Lopar is ideal for making real works of art. “Although the Festival was supposed to be held in June, we decided to postpone it for the safety of participants and guests. Due to the great interest of tourists and the attractiveness of the event, the ninth Sand Sculpture Festival will be held in mid-August according to all the epidemiological recommendations that are not difficult to follow on Paradise Beach. Every year from this festival the most beautiful pictures of our place are sent to the whole world, and how much it means, especially now, you know for sure. I take this opportunity to invite our locals, all visitors and tourists to join us with maximum responsibility and a lot of good will”, Said Marin Musco, director of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Lopar.
A render of The Garden Terraces in Newmarket due for completion in early 2018THE BASICSGARDEN TERRACEDeveloper: Your Style GroupPrice: From the low $400,000sLocation: 48 Garden Terrace, NewmarketGarden Terraces, the latest project from developer Your Style Group, has excellent access to retail, leisure and transport facilities.TWO cottages on Garden Terrace in Newmarket, mark the location of the suburb’s newest apartment project.The 1417sq m development site was acquired from Marquette Properties for just over $2 million by Your Style Group with approval in place for 26 apartments, with construction expected to start by April. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoGarden Terraces agent Lachlan Walker, developer Dean Parker from Your Style Group and original site owner Adam Di Marco from Marquette Properties. Picture: Elise SearsonDean Parker, managing director at Your Style Group, said his organisation would continue their approach of building high-quality apartments to attract buyers.He said high-end finishes at The Garden Terraces, created a home that’s two-steps ahead of most of the entry-level units being marketed at present.“For every particular suburb we deal with, we try to produce the best possible product for that area,” Mr Parker said. “If we can design a really good product for Newmarket that means an owner occupier would love living there and a tenant would love living there – then from an investor’s point of view, that means they’ll have a long-term tenant because we’ve designed a great building that looks good and works well.”Located close to transport and shopping, buyers can choose between one, two and three-bedroom units priced from the low-$400,000s to the mid-$600,000s.Mr Parker said residents can also enjoy more outdoor living due to a clever dual-building layout.“There’s a very nice open green space in between the two buildings so instead of having an internal foyer like most apartment buildings, we’ll have this open air space with all the greenery,” Mr Parker said.Mr Parker said benefits included great cross ventilation and healthy common areas for occupants to enjoy.But the resident focussed design doesn’t end there with You Style Group using low-emission paints, carpets, sealants and glues to ensure occupant health isn’t at risk.“If you walk into one of our products you generally won’t get that new house smell because we’ve chosen products that don’t off-gas,” Mr Parker said.Completion of the build is scheduled for early 2018.
Cloudbet makes stablecoin foray with USDT addition May 28, 2020 Luckbox gears up for Toronto IPO May 21, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Cloudbet elevates UFC 250 offering with in-play markets June 5, 2020 Share Lars LienThe esports betting sector is set to gain a further new market entrant as Luckbox.com prepares to make its debut in 2018.The new esports betting platform is founded by former PokerStars employees Lars Lien (CEO) and Mike Stevens.Under development since 2016, Luckbox.com is a unique betting venture which to date has raised 483.5 Bitcoin (circa £5 million) from ‘strategic contributors’, with the company planning a further ICO for its 2018 enterprise.Introducing Luckbox.com, Lien details the ‘founders’ journey’ from online gaming to the burgeoning esports sector.“We both have a background in the gambling industry – we met when worked together at PokerStars in London but went our separate ways with other work after that. We got our heads together again in 2015 when Mike was in the early stages of planning to build an online casino”“I’m a big esports fan and it was clear that the massive growth in popularity was only just beginning. In 2015, global esports revenue was worth an estimated $325m and figure has doubled since then. I’d been thinking a lot about gambling in esports, which was then in its infancy, and its enormous potential. Mike and I were soon on the same page and it grew from there”.Seeking to gain quick traction as a new esports betting incumbent, Luckbox.com aims to be licensed in the Isle of Man, allowing for international expansion and access to mobile app stores.The start-up further plans to allow players to deposit with cryptocurrencies and in-game items, which they say will open up a number of markets currently restricted by payment blocks.“Generally speaking crypto has huge potential in the emerging marketplace and many businesses have already woken up to this. The development of smart contracts will be huge. Transactional costs will be lower, people will not need traditional bank accounts and there’s far less risk of corruption.” Lien addsLien backs a crypto approach, detailing that Luckbox’s ICO will offer a rare opportunity for contributors by developing a two-token structure allowing its investors to share in the long-term success of the business