Sydney Festival, Pitt St - Jurassic Plastic, 9am - 5pm, Free
Dinosaur sculptures in beautiful landscapes made from discarded toys. Jurassic Plastic is art for both kids and grown-ups – a fun exercise in creativity and nostalgia, while contemplating mass consumerism. Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji recycles and reinvents unwanted plastic toys into colourful ‘Toysaurus’ dinosaur sculptures and landscapes.
As a space where complex issues sit alongside simple joys, Fuji’s immersive installations are highly evocative: simultaneously dystopian, nostalgic and optimistic. But Jurassic Plastic is also a place to play – hands-on workshops will unlock your creative potential, where you can transform discarded plastic toys into your own new creations, drawing inspiration from the explosions of colour and patterns in the swamp of vibrant plastic and colourful sculptures.
Want to get more hands-on with Jurassic Plastic's toy world? Book a ticket to one of the workshops for 6–12-year-olds, or an Up Late session for the 18+ crowd.One-hour Makerspace workshop sessions for 6–12 year-olds, $26+BF, book online here
6–28 JANUARY AT 9.30AM, 11.30AM, 1.30PM & 3.30PM
Where kids get hands-on, building their own crazy and creative toy sculptures.
One-hour Atelier sessions with Hiroshi Fuji or a guest artist for 6–12 year-olds , $26+BF, book online here,
6, 7 & 9–14 JANUARY AT 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM
17–20 & 24–27 JANUARY AT 10.30AM
Kids get to be artist assistants with Hiroshi Fuji, or a guest artist, to make Sydney’s ‘Toysaurus’ and other works of art.
Please note: no food or drink allowed
Adult 18+ workshops are also available, for more info check out the official website online here,
When: Saturday, 6th January - Sunday, 28th January 2018
9am - 5pm
Ages: All ages
Price: Free event, the workshops are $26+BF (info above)
Where: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia