Jino van Bruinessen

Country of Citzenship: The Netherlands


Born in Holland, Jino came to Australia 34 years ago. His artistic talents include watercolour, prop making, sculpting and scenic art. In 1992, what started as a one-off sand sculpture at the Rocks for the Sydney City Council, has unfolded into a prominent career in the Australian sand sculpting industry.

He has worked on over 20 large-scale sand sculpting exhibitions and over 75 installations over the past 12 years. Jino was the winner of the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships in 2014, 2015 & 2020, then placed in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2019.





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