F Contemporary Sculpture Award for Shoso ~ Shoso Shimbo

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Contemporary Sculpture Award for Shoso

Shoso Shimbo won the Arnold Bloch Leibler Prize 2017 - $5,000 at 17th Annual Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards.  









Visit beautiful Yering Station by 5 December 2017 to see Shoso's work, Whale's Stomach as well as wonderful sculptures by Australia's top contemporary artists. Don't forget to vote for your favourite sculpture - RACV People's Choice Award. 

Shoso's Statement:  

In 2017 a dying whale was found in Norway with over 30 plastic bags in its stomach. The interior of this sculpture is created from plastic waste that is often found in oceans. This work serves as a reminder of how damaging human impact on the environment can be.


References
http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/02/04/beached-whale-found-with-30-plastic-bags-crammed-in-its-belly_a_21707242/

http://www.smh.com.au/video/video-news/video-world-news/thirty-plastic-bags-found-in-whales-stomach-20170204-4q6hp.html

http://www.shoso.com.au 
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