If you wander around the streets of Melbourne city at the moment, you might come across several life-sized sculptures of a baby elephant, Mali, who was born at Melbourne Zoo. There are 50 Mali in the city sculptures prepared by different artists to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Melbourne Zoo. The sculptures will be at various locations around the CBD up to September 21.
Melbourne artist and graduate of the NMIT Bachelor of Illustration Jacqueline Gwynne was one of the artists who painted a Mali in the City. Her work is called Neo-composite elephant and is located somewhere at the Sofitel Hotel who sponsored this particular Mali sculpture.
You can watch a timelapse video of Jackie painting her ‘Mali’ below:
From September 21 to October 25 the herd of Mali’s will come together at the Melbourne Zoo. On October 25 all the artistic Mali sculptures will be auctioned with proceeds going to support the zoo’s conservation work.
Bachelor of Illustration Creative Arts Forum
Where: Fairfield campus, Yarra Bend Road, Illustration Studio, Building F, room 103,
When: Thursday August 30, 10:30am – 12.00pm.
There are limited places available to the public. If interested please register with Mietta on: 03 9269 8888