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Participatory arts projects to revive your community


June Newsletter


If you’re looking for immersive, family-friendly art experiences in your program mix, we would love to hear from you.
ArtsPeople creates projects to connect your audiences through hands-on participation and cultural engagement for all ages.
Our three most popular Japanese works have been refreshed for a limited tour across Australia, before heading overseas in 2025.
Curated to generate both popular success and meaningful cultural engagement, these projects can accommodate large crowds and generate excellent online exposure.

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Jurassic Plastic — major showcase work


These sprawling recycled toy landscapes hit us with the reality of our disposable culture at point-blank range. An art antidote to mass-consumerism, Jurassic Plastic invites all ages to explore, play and create in a colourful wonderland featuring a large-scale ‘Toysaurus' art installation by Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji.

Jurassic Plastic proved that you could engage huge audience numbers in a fun art experience while speaking to larger, complex ideas." 
- Wesley Enoch, 2018 Sydney Festival Director

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Tanabata: Star Village — site-specific, suitable for indoor/outdoor


This magical art experience inspired by the traditional Japanese star festival is perfect for all ages! Families and communities are reconnected by recreating Tanabata customs like writing ‘tanzaku’ (wishing cards) and engaging in special storytelling and craft workshops led by bilingual educators. 

"Tanabata elevated the crowd-made work to a gallery-standard installation ... it was a magical space, and engaged deeply with our audiences."
- Dolla Merrillees, Former Director & CEO, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

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Wall of Wonder — long-term or permanent display


This participatory storytelling project maps the past, present and imagined future of any local area through art! Japanese artist Nobumasa Takahashi transforms blank walls into sprawling, ‘Japanese graffiti’ style contemporary artworks, perfect for mass public engagement.

"Wall of Wonder is an ingeniously simple yet meaningful participatory art experience"
- Frank Newman, Sydney Opera House / Director ‘Join the Dots’ with Nobumasa Takahashi

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Creating connection through art and design is our thing.
Japan is our inspiration.

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If you have a Japan project you’d like to discuss, we would love to hear from you.
Japanese Arts Consulting


If you need help integrating art and design into your built environment, we can work with you on projects big or small.
Public Art Consulting


Or perhaps you’re simply curious to explore ideas and swap stories?
ArtsPeople Journal

Image credit:

Hiroshi Fuji for Jurassic Plastic, Sydney Festival 2018

Hamish Ta-me; Chaco Kato for Tanabata: Wish Upon a Star, WOW Festival Casula

Haline Ly; Nobumasa Takahashi image courtesy the artist.

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