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Melbourne Zoo 150th anniversary - EcoFuture sponsorship
On October 6 2012, Melbourne Zoo turned 150 years old and celebrated with year long events - both inside and outside the Zoo. One such event was Mali in the City, a collaboration between Melbourne Zoo and Wild in Art.
EcoFuture works closely with local groups with a similar awareness of their social responsibility to educate and promote a clean and healthy environment for current and future generations. As supplier to Melbourne Zoo for their ‘green’ cleaning products, and as part of our ongoing commitment to support local community groups, we are a proud sponsor of the Mali in the City event.
Left: Checking out our Mali with (front left to right) Kevin Tanner, Director Melbourne Zoo, Jenny Cray, CEO Melbourne Zoo and the Hon. Ryan Smith MP, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change. Right: Congratulations on our participation from Charlie Langhorne, Director, Wild in Art
Well-known artists decorating some of the Mali sculptures are Graham Base, Deb Halpern, Ghostpatrol, Mirka Mora, David Higgins and the programs’ Artist Patron, David Bromley
To decorate our Mali sculpture, we ran a design competition with Monash University’s Art & Design Faculty, Caulfield Campus. We invited second and third year Mixed Illustration class students to turn their had in decorating our Mali, for and on-behalf of EcoFuture.
With more than 30 entries, the jury panel were very impressed by all the entries but it was Brian Cheing’s creative thinking in producing an inspiring and environmentally conscious design which motivated the judges. Brian’s winning Ming Vase Elephant design was inspired by Chinese Ming vases - as a way to imbue the ‘Elephant’ with a precious quality.
‘The dense layer of wildlife, fauna and flora is used to remind the audience of the complexity and intricacy found in nature, which is far too valuable to lose’ said Brian.
L to R: Creating the masterpiece. Ming Vase Mali outside Queen Victoria market main entrance in September 2012. All Mali sculptures have since been sold at Auction - Ming Vase Mali sold to a private buyer for $9,000 .
Mali in the City Sponsors Board
Above: Ness Huseyin, EcoFuture, Marketing & Business Development, Ned Cullc, Lecturer and 2nd Year Coordinator, Visual Communication, Monash University, and Brian Cheung with his Ming Vase Mali design unveiled at the Sponsors’ Breakfast held at the Sofitel
Special Thank You
We wish to take this opportunity to thank Gene Bawden, Course Coordinator, Ned Culic, Monash University, and Alexis Thompson, Events Coordinator, Melbourne Zoo
Mali paints her own sculpture!