Koichi Ishino


Japan/NSW, Australia
Decade Club member since 2011

“In 2001 I participated in Sculpture by the Sea for the first time, and also it was my first experience of visiting abroad. I never thought I wanted to go to outside of Japan till then. During the exhibition my ideas completely changed, because of how wonderful Australia was, how wonderful the people were and Sculpture by the Sea. After 6 years I decided to move to Australia and now I am living and working in my studio near Gosford. I am very honored to participate in Sculpture by the Sea Bondi for 10 years.”

Koichi Ishino, a form of scenery, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2002. Photo Jack Bett.