Straw Sculptures in Peace Park

Published: Tuesday, 23 October 2018 at 10:23:58 AM

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Shire of York - Straw Sculptures in Peace Park

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Council has approved in principle, two of the giant straw sculptures constructed as part of the York Festival to remain installed in Peace Park.

The construction of the sculptures was overseen by Japanese artist Akira Moriya with the assistance of volunteers from York and visitors to the town.  Named Wara art, this is the first time the artform, made popular in Japan using rice straw, has been seen outside Asia.  Representing endangered Australian fauna species, the bilby, the western swamp tortoise and the white-bellied frog, the sculptures have attracted significant attention for the town.

The tortoise and frog are proposed to remain installed in Peace Park for twelve months.  The Shire of York is seeking public comment from the community and any other interested parties.

Submissions are invited in writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and submitted via:

Post: Shire of York, P O BOX 22 YORK WA 6302

Or email:

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 14 November 2018. For more information please contact Suzie Haslehurst Executive Manager Corporate and Community Services on 9641 2233 or email



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