Vivid Sydney at Chatswood 2018

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Crank Zappa Jellyfish

Artists: Amigo & Amigo, Plasticwise

Crank Zappa is a hot tempered electric Jellyfish who will zazzle and zap you with his sting bites when you get too close. Crank has come to Chatswood to tell the public what he really thinks about plastic pollution.

Crank Zappa is completely constructed from single use plastic items including 1000 plastic bags, straws, 800 plastic bottles that were salvaged from Scotts Creek and 1200 meters of recycled twine that was weaved together by 40 volunteers. As visitors gather under Crank, he electrifies and animates in response to human touch.

This plastic wise jellyfish is an accessible, positive and exciting platform for you to learn more about the impact  plastic has on our environment. And the simple changes we can make to reduce plastic consumption.

Globally we dump more than 8 million tonnes of plastic into the ocean each year. Plastic bags are particularly harmful as they are often mistaken for Jellyfish by marine creatures such as turtles who then ingest them, leading to starvation and death. Each year, over 100,000 marine animals die from plastic entanglement.

Sponsorship partners:

  • BCA National
  • Plasticwise


  • Crank Zappa Voice - Trance McShady
  • Sound Design - Oliver Pieterse  
  • Event Engineering -  Morgan Sheehy

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