2020: 71st Sapporo Snow Festival
47th International Snow Sculpture Contest
Snow Sculpture Design:
The 2020 Snow Sculpture design is an Australian Native icon that stands out in bush and has an indigenous Australia Dreamtime.
Title: “Waratah” Australian Native Flower
The Waratah is a bright red flower head, surrounded by dark green leaves and is only found in the Australian bush. Waratah is an indigenous Aboriginal word meaning “beautiful” and is a floral emblem for the state of New South Wales.
2020 Australian Snow Sculpture Team members for Sapporo comprise of three talented Artist, sculptors. Scott Sheehan, Anne Marie Taberdo and Jasmine Corr
Scientific name: Telopea
Organism classification: Telopea speciosissima
Higher classification: Proteas
Visual Creator | Snow Sculptor
2016 "Frogzilla" | 2017 ”Opera-chidna" | 2018 "The Breach" | 2020
Surfing and the snow brought Scott to Japan over 20 years ago and Sapporo is his second home. Scott’s art reflects the environment we live in. From Photography, painting, drawing and sculpture, creating art and living in the snow has Scott back each year to Hokkaido and the Sapporo Snow Festival. Creating the Snow Sculptures
"Looking forward to 2020 Snow Sculpture :)"
2020 Australian Snow Sculpture Team members
Anne Marie Taberdo
Ice | Snow | Sand Sculptor
Anne Marie Taberdo has been a professional ice sculptor since 2012, and after her formal traditional sculptural training at the National Art School in Sydney (2007) and The City & Guilds of London Art School in the UK (2008) she sculpted and trained in various institutions including the British Museum and Madame Tussauds, London before moving into the niche ephemeral art practice of ice carving. Anne Marie is currently based in Sydney and works internationally on large-scale ice, snow and sand projects, from Germany to Alaska.
Artist | Art Teacher
Jaz is a Dharawal Artist who resides on the South Coast of NSW. A graduate of Curtin University Western Australia (Boodja) with an Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Double Major in Fine Art and Visual Culture with a Postgraduate Master of Education Degree in Secondary Visual Arts from the University of Wollongong.
Jaz’s world is shaped by curiosity which has inspired a varied number of artworks that reflects a critical view of social, political, cultural and environmental issues. Her art practice demonstrates effective visual communication appropriate to both studio practice and art critical discourse. Surrounded by a passionate family and friends of like-minded surfers, snowboarders and skateboarders. Jaz shares her knowledge, skills and passion as a Visual Arts Teacher and mentor.
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