Where is the Big Prawn in Australia?
Updated 06/7/2022 6:41 PM By Guo, Judy
YouFine casts bronze animal sculptures for clients all over the world. Also, many of our clients are very satisfied with our sculptures. The world’s largest big prawn sculpture is in Australia. Of course, if you want a shrimp sculpture in the same style, please feel free to contact us. YouFine has professional staff who would introduce the casting process of bronze shrimp sculpture to you in detail. Of course, YouFine is a direct factory so you would get very good prices.
Where is the Big Prawn in Australia?
The giant shrimp is nearly 30 feet tall and weighs about 40 tons. And, he has the title of “the world’s largest artificial shrimp”. This prawn sculpture is located in Ballina, NSW. Also, the Shrimp Sculpture Monument is located near the Bunnings Warehouse along River Street. The prawn sculpture is a popular tourist attraction. Also, in a way it is also a symbol of West Ballina.
The Role of Prawn Sculpture:
This giant prawn replica was built in 1989 to commemorate the local prawn industry. Shrimp is one of the most popular marine creatures caught by fishermen in the region. In addition, the prawn sculpture is also a popular local delicacy. Also, prawns are very popular among the locals. So much so that every November, the town hosts the Ballina Prawn Festival. The main purpose of constructing this bronze sculpture is to attract the attention of travelers along the highway.
Where is the Big Prawn Now?
This giant crustacean was built in the transit center of West Ballina. And the center is on the main highway that runs through town. After years of falling into disrepair and building a bypass to divert motorway traffic, Ballina Council voted to approve the removal of the prawns. However, a public outcry and private investors came to the rescue. The prawn was repainted and moved from its original location to its current location outside the hardware store, Bunnings Warehouse. It is one of Australia’s many peculiar oversized structures. Ballina’s Big Prawn is another iconic Australian cuisine. This sculpture was built in 1989 by Prawns. After a renovation, the sculpture reopened in July 2013.
Was the Big Prawn Moved?
Yes, the big prawn is moved. The prawns were originally scheduled to be demolished in 2009. But the West Ballina community in Australia has banded together to save the statue of the oversized crustacean. The gas station where the prawns were originally located is closed. In 2009, the iconic landmark was demolished. However, a public protest, including a Facebook petition that garnered more than 10,000 signatures, blocked the proposed demolition. Big Thing fans in Ballina are reluctant to let the iconic building be demolished. Especially after giving them so many fond memories over two decades. In the past, this was a popular family weekend outing spot. Children, in particular, love to climb the stairs inside it and observe the world through the concave eyes of the monstrous crustacean.
Why is the Big Prawn in Ballina?
The story of the big prawn began in 1989 when it had no tail. Its first home was at the top of the service station. Brothers Attila and Louis Mokany from Hungary have developed service stations around NSW. They also decided to build large facilities to help attract road travelers to their business.
Traditional Lost Wax Casting Method:
YouFine has undertaken many animal sculptures. Our artists cast the prawn sculpture using the traditional lost wax method. The traditional lost wax method could ensure that the sculpture quality is stronger. And, our artists use silica sol technology. Therefore, there would be no white spots on the surface of the prawn sculpture. Well, in the end, this big prawn sculpture would withstand the wind and rain. Also, he has a longer lifespan.
YouFine believes that when your decoration location has this sculpture, it would definitely bring people a visual feast. Of course, we also go to many countries to personally guide the installation of large animal sculptures. Please trust YouFine, we would be your best choice. If you want to cast a large animal sculpture then please feel free to contact us.