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United Buddy Bears Exhibition

Where: Circular Quay

When: From Wednesday, March 08, 2006 to Wednesday, April 05, 2006

What: United Buddy Bears exhibition which will be in Sydney from 8th March – 5th April 2006. Each of the 124 life-size Buddy Bears represents a member state of the United Nations and promotes peaceful co-existence, tolerance and international understanding amongst nations.

The exhibition will be displayed at along the western pedestrian walk at Circular Quay from the Overseas Passenger Terminal to the forefront of the Museum of Contemporary Art and entry is free.

“We have to get to know each other better…

…it helps us understand one another better, trust each other more, and live together more peacefully.”

- United Buddy Bears Motto

What is the United Buddy Bears Exhibition?

• The United Buddy Bears exhibition consists of 124 life-size Buddy Bears each representing a member state of the United Nations

• Each Buddy Bear has been painted by an international artist in the spirit of their own country of origin

• The exhibition travels the world promoting peaceful co-existence, tolerance and international understanding amongst nations and to raise money for children in need

About the bears

• Each Buddy Bear stands 200cm tall, 120cm wide and 80cm deep and weighs approximately 50kg

• The Buddy Bears are made from glass-fibre enhanced synthetic material and are sealed with a special UV varnish

• The bears are transported in individual crates that require five men to pack and it takes six men to unpack and install each bear in the exhibition

About the Sydney Exhibition

• The United Buddy Bears will be in Sydney from 8th March – 5th April 2006

• The exhibition will be displayed along the western pedestrian walk at Circular Quay from the Overseas Passenger Terminal to the forefront of the Museum of Contemporary Art

• Entry to the exhibition is free

• Additional onsite activities will include: performances for children, a schools drawing competition and the auction of special Buddy Bears to raise money for UNICEF Australia

Contact: Burson - Marsteller on 02 9928 1538

 
 

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