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Jurassic Plastic - Sydney Festival 2018

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Recycled toys have never looked so good
Can you imagine a landscape crafted from thousands of colourful plastic toys? How about a 60 kg dinosaur made from the discarded toys that nobody wants anymore?

In the Sydney Festival installation, Jurassic Plastic, this is exactly what you will discover.

Jurassic Plastic Hiroshi Fuji Sydney Festival
Hiroshi Fuji transforms unwanted plastic toys in to amazing landscapes and creations (Photo: Keizo Kioku Courtesy 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, MORI YU Gallery & ArtsPeople)

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.

Jurassic Plastic Hiroshi Fuji Sydney Festival
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:

Bookings are required for the hands-on workshops. You can book online here or call Ph: 1300 856 876.

Jurassic Plastic Hiroshi Fuji Sydney Festival
Recycled toys have never looked so good (Photo: Keizo Kioku)

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.

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Why? See Hiroshi Fuji's amazing creations
When: 9am - 5pm (Except Mondays)
Where: Sydney Town Hall
Cost: Free and Ticketed
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Nice article. Very interesting. It's going on my list of things to do in January.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|1403) 89 days ago
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