Statement: In Japan, an arrowhead has a meaning of a talisman shooting against evil spirits. “Evil may come from outside but also appears from inside of one’s self”. Here a shining arrow breaks through darkness.
Biography: Takahiro Hirata holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Oil Painting) from Nagoya University of Arts. He has exhibited in 10 solo exhibitions in Nagoya, Japan and is represented in many public and private collections including Asago Museum, Makurazaki City, Town of Cottesloe and a major private collection in New Zealand. He was a finalist in the in the 24th Ube Biennale International Sculpture Competition in 2011 and won first prize at the 10th Asago Art Village Award Exhibition in 2011 as part of the Asago Biennale. Hirata has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi seven times since 2012 and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe eight times since 2014.
This Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.