Ede

Artist: Zoya Kraus

Sponsor: Emerald Downs Residential Estate and Golf Course

Location: Emerald Drive, Port Macquarie

Artist's Statement

EDE Koala (pronounced Eddie) has been designed to be a fun play on the motto of Emerald Downs Golf Course – "18 hole golf course where you can live and play in harmony with nature”. Ede’s design is a fun animated golf course estate which has Golfers and native animals happily playing together. The viewer will no doubt have great fun finding a character that resembles themselves or someone they know. And we all know how hard it is to find that wayward golf ball on a golf course! So try counting the hidden golf balls, you will be amazed by the artists sense of humour. Can you find them all? Send an email with a photo of yourself with Ede Koala and the number of golf balls you’ve counted to emeralddowns@bigpond.com

Artist's Biography

Zoya Kraus is a flamboyant Australian Surface Artist who uses a variety of mediums to express her multi-faceted creativity. Her inspirations come from her wild environment of the World Heritage listed, Blue Mountains region, where she lives and works. Featuring heavily in her work are Australian Fauna and Flora images with a bold, quirky, edgy twist. Zoya’s artistic bent is shown through her use of contemporary Australiana imagery that is more Designer/haute couture than tea towel iconography and this has led her to both Textile Design and the Launching of her own Fashion Label, ZOYZ. A unique Label that promotes and Honours both The Arts in Australian Fashion and ALL AUSTRALIAN MADE products.

Zoya has worked on a vast amount of surfaces both for public sale and private commissions such as canvas and leather shoes, skate decks, fiberglass surfboards, resin jewellery , wall murals, handbags, skin, tattoo designs and now textiles. She recently started entering Acrylic Paintings and Works on Paper to Art Prizes with the successful selection 2 years running of the highly prestigious Blacktown City Art Prize and The 2012 Bellingen Art Prize. Zoya is currently working on a picture book, soon to be published and is very excited to be a part of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Project.