Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Illustrators are invited to decorate 50 life-sized elephant sculptures

Mali in the City

We thought you'd like to hear about two innovative projects Victorian illustrators will be taking part in over 2012:

Mali in the City

Many hundreds of thousands of Victorians have visited Melbourne Zoo in the last 2 years to see our beautiful elephant calf – Mali. Mali was born in January 2010. She is the first female elephant calf to be born in Australia as part of an international breeding program. Mali is also very special to the Melbourne community. She is the first elephant to be born at Melbourne Zoo in its celebrated 150 year of operation.

To celebrate the importance of Mali the elephant calf to the Melbourne community they have commissioned 50 life-sized fibreglass sculptures to be made. These models will be painted and decorated by local artists and strategically placed around Melbourne for a 6-8 week period. The sculptures will then be assembled on the main lawn at Melbourne Zoo for the month of October 2012 to celebrate the actual 150th birthday month.

'Mali in the City' will celebrate all of Melbourne’s communities and see the streets, parks, neighbourhoods and public spaces transformed into an open air, free to view, visual cacophony of colourful stories, art and creativity.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting project please contact Lou Pethick, (Executive Assistant to Director Melbourne Zoos Victoria.)


A Quilting Challenge

As part of the National Year of Reading 2012 Hobsons Bay Libraries are planning to hold a Quilting Challenge.
Quilters who enter will be asked to design a quilt based on a picture book. Alison Lester has given us permission to list “Are we there yet” as a picture book artists can base their print designs on. 
The quilts and picture books will be displayed at the opening of the Williamstown Library in September.

If you would find out more email or give me a call on 9932 3032

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