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Taronga Zoo Wild Rhino National Competition – 2013 Winner February 15 2014
Taronga Wild! Rhinos is a Wild in Art event that will bring businesses, artists and schools together to create a spectacular world-class sculpture trail from the Sydney Harbour foreshore through the Blue Mountains to Dubbo and the Central West region of NSW.
From February – April 2014 a huge herd of wildly colourful rhino sculptures painted by artists will charge into town as part of a mass public art exhibition to help raise awareness and valuable funds for Taronga’s world leading Black Rhino breeding program. Saretta Fielding's 'Ngeyn Malang' - We Together: Awabakal design has been selected as the Taronga Zoo Wild National Competition 2013 winner.
This intricate, vibrant design is representative of Aboriginal song lines (also called dream tracks), showing trade routes, walking tracks and pilgrimage. Lines throughout the work connect to circles, which mean meeting places and coming together. The work relates to the rhino's journey for survival and the people who come together to fight to save it from extinction through valuable breeding and conservation programs.
Wild! for rhinos - Dubbo Liberal Daily News February 03 2014
ON MASS The Taronga Wild! Rhinos art trail was launched at the Opera House late last month. Gavin Hayton of Kennard Hire, Mayor Mathew Dickerson, Councillor John Walkhom, Taronga Western Plains Zoo general manager Matt Fuller and MP Troy Grant. Photo: Belinda Soole
The zoo’s Wild! Rhinos project created 125 rhino sculptures, which were then given unique paint jobs by professional artists as well as community groups and schools.
The life-sized statues, weighing more than 500 kilograms, will form a trail from Sydney to the central west before they go under the hammer at a Sydney auction in May.
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Rhinos stampede Opera House January 31 2014
The Sydney Opera House was subjected to a stampede of 17 very colourful life-size sculptures of endangered Black Rhinos on Friday morning.
The sculptures form part of Taronga Zoo's herd of 125 Rhinos decorated by leading artists and designers including Ken Done and Camilla Frank, and NSW school students.
The installation of the whole herd on the Taronga Wild! Rhino trail will wind its way throughout Sydney, through regional NSW, and finishing at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo from February 2 until April 28.
See full story and slideshow on www.abc.net.au