Taro Iiyama Cardboard and Paper Sculpture

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Friday 3 May  10am – 3.30pm
$70 / $55 concession

Sponsored by Rural City of Wangaratta

Beginners to advanced artists, let your imagination go – recycling, repurposing and creating fabulous sculpture using cardboard and paper. With sensitivity to cultural influence, Taro will lead you on an exploration of materials and ideas. Bring photos, drawings and ideas of animals that you have affinity with, Totem or Cultural icon.

Participants to bring: Own cutting mat, cutter knife, hot glue gun, scissors, ruler, an apron or wear old clothes. welcome to bring your own cardboards (any interesting materials you have collected with regards to texture, colour, etc).

 

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Artist Bio

Taro Iiyama was born in Japan, and has been a permanent resident in Australia since 2004.

He graduated with the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology and Diploma of Visual Arts at Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, VIC in 2005 – 2009.

In 2018, he was selected for Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Award, Deakin University.
Taro won the Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, awarded at Swanpool for Recycled Sculpture Award.
Taro won the Sculpture award at the Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize 2019.

Taro has received several awards, completed a number of pubic and private commissions, solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in the last 15 years.