In Jurassic Plastic, Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji creates dramatic landscapes and large dinosaur sculptures from unwanted plastic toys. The idea started over a decade ago when the artist set up a toy exchange program in his village in Japan, in an attempt to reduce the waste resulting from mass consumerism. Yet he found there were still some toys that nobody wanted and he started to create with them.
A large scale dinosaur sculpture by Hiroshi Fuji (Photographer: Masanori Ikedia Image Courtesy: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, MORI YU Gallery & ArtsPeople)
Jurassic Plastic is intended to be inspiring, creative and fun, yet educational at the same time. It carries an important environmental message and plea for contemplation of the mass consumerism and excessive waste of our contemporary society.
In addition to visiting the free visual art installation, there are also a number of hands-on workshops you can participate in including:
Jurassic Plastic will be open from 6th - 28th January 2018 (except on Mondays) from 9am - 5pm at Sydney Town Hall.. Entry is free.
For more information about Jurassic Plastic, please click here.
Please note the installation will be closed on Mondays and there is no food or drink allowed.
Now in its 42st year, Sydney Festival will run from 6th - 28th January 2018. Sydney Festival director Wesley Enoch hopes the festival will start the new year with "experiences that stimulate discussion and reward the curious, adventurous citizen."
For a full program of Sydney Festival events, please click here.