Melbourne Origami Group was invited to do some origami demonstrations to help celebrete Japanese cultural day at a primary school in Melbourne. It was decided to repeat a performance originally by Darren Scott and Martin Liu at the Arts Centre where they folded a large scale Kawahata Elephant.
Matthew Gardiner and Mike Hopkins trained hard in preparation for the big event, and kept a group of over 100 primary students in awe at the creation of this unique sculpture.
As the two folded, the entire group kept count of the number of folds, and pausing every so often asked the class what it was they were folding. Below you can see the finished elephant, its a very cute design, and at scale still manages to stand. We're thankful of the students and their Japanese Teacher Chiho for inviting us.