Sand House - The Elephant in the Room

The Point: exhibition location

Sand House – The Elephant in the Room was a project supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and ran from 23 April until 29 June 2012. It was based at The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR. The closing date was extended from 15 June so that the exhibition was still on display when the Olympic Torch Relay passed The Point on 26 June.

The project included several key elements, the most striking of which is the creation of a full-sized replica of the original ‘Elephant & Mahout’ carving from the Sand House tunnels, carved from compacted sand.

The exhibition attracted over 4000 visitors during its 10-week run, with an average of one visitor every 5 minutes!

The elephant leaves the room: film about the elephant carved from sand

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