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Jurassic Plastic

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. You’ll draw inspiration from the explosions of colour and patterns in the swamp of vibrant plastic and colourful sculptures.

“This magical toy landscape is in fact a big statement on trash and its huge creative potential” – Inhabitat.

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
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
Kids get to be artist assistants with Hiroshi Fuji, or a guest artist, to make Sydney’s ‘Toysaurus’ and other works of art.

Up Late sessions for 18+
Can’t make it down to the exhibition during the day? Come along to our ticketed after-hours sessions, grab a drink, and immerse yourself in the experience.

Up Late workshop sessions for 18+
Want to be an even bigger kid? Buy a ticket to take part in an adults-only makerspace workshop and get creative making your own artworks!

Presented by Sydney festival with Artspeople | Australia/Japan.

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When

Tuesdays to Sundays, 9am to 5pm

Saturday 6 January to Sunday 28 January 2018

Cost

Free

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Hashtag: #sydfest

Accessibility services

  • Mobility access
  • People who are blind or have low vision

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