About the project

Everyone can fold paper crane; it is small and takes only a few minute of their time…but we collected more than three thousand of them! Can you imagine how beautiful and powerful decoration will be on the Children’s hospital walls with 3000 paper cranes together? We are sure it will brighten up the hospital wall.

Visit the origami art exhibition at level 1 Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. 22 Sept - 25 Nov 2011

Thank you for posted your love in the shape of paper cranes.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


(Photo: Traver Tyne)

At last, our exhibition, "Fold with Love" was over.
We took down the panels from the hospital wall and packed away on Sunday 4th December.
Thank you very very veeeeery much for everyone who helped and supported our project during the process.

We want to re-design the origami panel hanging system and are looking for an exhibition space for them.
A restaurant in Neutral Bay may be the next venue.

The next origami workshop will be at The Art Shop Mona Vale during the summer holiday.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The last day of the exhibition - Dec 4th 2011

The exhibition will be originally ended on Friday 25th November.
However the display will be on till Sunday 4th December. So if you haven't had any chance to get there yet, please pop in soon.
Some works were already sold but there are still some beautiful panels which are waiting for you to take home. The profit will go to the Hospital.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sydney Morning Herald

Thursday 29 Sept 2011 page 13 on Sydney Morning Herald
There was an article on SMH about the partnership between Louis Vuitton and Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation. They took photo in front of the origami panels at "Fold with Love" exhibition.
That 5 panels were designed by me and I used 350 Louis Vuitton paper cranes.
The title is "LV-Origami symphony"

The exhibition, "Fold with Love" is a very unique origami exhibition at Sydney Children's Hospital. It is currently opened to public till 25 November and the works are for sale.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mayu's origami works

Mayu's origami works
Price range from $70 to $320.
Everyone loves her elephants - origami safari series.
The background are her original photos.


Midori's origami works

Midori's Origami works at the exhibition.
Price range from $50 to $220. All beautifully framed.


Origami Panels

(Photos by Midori)

24 Large and 14 small origami panels are for sale.
Large - $100 each, Small - $75 each
All the profit will go to Sydney Children's hospital.

パネル(大)一枚100ドル パネル(小)一枚75ドル
売り上げの利益はすべて シドニー子供病院へ寄付されます。早い者勝ち!!

Origami artists from Melbourne

Will & Caro, international origami artists from Melbourne sent us their paper cranes on Thursday - the day before the hanging by mail. You made it!!


Philip C and Adam C's Zen origami

(photos by Midori)

Big thanks to Adam from Sydney Children's Foundation and Philip from Louis Vuitton for folding paper cranes for the exhibition.
I am sure that they enjoyed folding their first ever paper cranes at the workshop.
You can see these very neat & beautiful zen origami at the exhibition. They are for sale, $75 each and all the profit will go to Sydney Children's Hospital.


Mayu's photo works

(Photo by Midori)
Photographer, Mayu Kataoka took countless number of photos for this project.
I always amazed and delighted to see Mayu's fantastic photography skill.
We should make a book about this project with her beautiful photos one day.
Both framed photographs are for sale at the exhibition. $300 each.


LV - Origami Symphony

(Photo by Midori)

"LV-Origami Symphony" designed by Midori
Big thanks to more than 50 people from Louis Vuitton Australia who came to the workshop and folded over 300 paper cranes using their magazine.
Midori wants to create music theme with paper cranes.
It is made with 5 panels. Each panels are $100. All the profit will go to Sydney Children's Hospital.

“ルイヴィトンーおりがみシンフォニー” ファーズみどりのデザイン.

LV-Wings of Love

(Photo by Mayu Kataoka)

This is an amazing photo taken by Mayu.
The paper cranes were made by people from Louis Vuitton.
Framed photography is for sale at the exhibition. $300

Trevor's artwork

(photo by Midori)

"Essence #1 - Love" Artwork by Trevor Tyne $288
You will be surprised if you find out how he folded and created this artwork.
The white centre shelves were made by only folding a large paper. No scissors.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Opening Thursday 22 Sept

(photo by Mayu)

(Photo by Midori)

"....Mayu and I started working on the project in January this year. Since then I carried origami paper in my bag everywhere and asked people to fold paper cranes in many occasions. We ran more than 20 workshops in many different places.

We have met countless wonderful origami lovers. It was always a pleasure to see the big smiles on people’s faces who made paper cranes for their first time.

We believe that everyone can fold a paper crane – it is small and takes only a few minutes of their time, but 3000 of them together on the wall become a beautiful and a very powerful decoration.

Mayu and I would like to thank our families, friends, people from Louis Vuitton, Sydney Children’s Hospital, the Hospital School, the Hospital Foudation, and everyone who contributed their time and folded paper cranes for the project.

Big and special thanks to Roxanne and Martha for their endless support. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you." - Midori Furze, the opening night speech.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Giant Origami crane has arrived at Sydney Children's Hospital

(Photo by Mayu)

A giant origami crane, folded by Manly artist, Angela van Boxtel has arrived at Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick.
A giant crane is one of 3000 paper cranes which were folded for the exhibition, "Fold with Love - 1000 paper cranes"
The opening will be on Thursday 22 Septemeber, 5.30-7.30pm.

Solly's work

Year 10 student, Solomon F's work "Into the blue" 76 x 45cm $500

“This artwork is a result of boredom in the classroom. When I was in year 7 during a maths class, a Japanese friend taught me to make a paper crane. For the next year or so, I obsessively made paper cranes during all my classes. I used whatever scraps of paper I could find. Some teachers didn’t like me doing it, so I learnt to make them under the desk without looking. I stored them all in my locker and at my last count there were 930, although I have added to that number since."

Forestville Montessori School

(Photo by Midori)

Huge thanks to Forestville Montessori School!!
Martha from Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation has made many beautiful paper cranes mobiles.
Today Mayu and Midori have found that one of the mobiles was made with paper cranes from Forestville Montessori School.

Dear Forestville Montessori School
Thank you very much for sending your love in the shapes of paper cranes. They are beautiful. We specially love a tiny paper crane. Please forgive us for our late response.
Hope you can visit the Sydney Children's Hospital level 1 to see all the paper cranes on the wall.
Please forgive us for our late response.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

LOVE - in many shapes and many languages

(Photo by Midori)

"Love" mixed media on canvas 91x91cm $900
This is one of my favourite work for the exhibition.
I made 200 small paper cranes for creating a love heart. There are a lot of "Love" in many different languages.

Folders of this week

Big thanks to Linda for organising an origami workshop at Serendipity Fair Trade Shop.

Thank you for folding paper cranes.

Louis Vuitton Origami Workshop

(Photograph by Mayu)

Big thank you to Louis Vuitton for inviting Mayu and Midori to the origami workshop.
Thank you Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation for organising it with Louis Vuitton.
More than 50 people folded over 300 paper cranes!! Fantastic!!

Please send us the list of helpers' names. We would like to put them on this blog.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Folders of this week

(Photo by Lisa Furze)

(Photos by Midori)

Open Studios at North Head Sanctuary, Manly Australia.
It was lovely location to work with origami.
We also run a free origami workshop using old magazines and flyer.

Thank you for folding paper cranes.
Most of the time, we forgot to ask their names...


Big thanks to Cheralyn, Rachel, Robynne, many Manly Environment centre volunteers and Harbour trust.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Window Display in Manly

(Photo by Midori)

You can see our Origami display at Rouge Window in Manly.
The shop has just been emptied last week and we were asked to use the space to decorate with origami.
I used an old book, it said "Christmas 1940" and my father in law's name. I placed it inside the old birdcage. I folded some paper cranes out of some pages.

Big thanks to Angela and Meegan from Manly Centre Management to organise to let us use the space.
35 Sydney Rd Manly

Folders of this week

Thank you for folding paper crane, Julie!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last chance!!

Linda Gaden from Serenidpity Fair Trade Shop in Davidson is organising the origami workshop on Tuesday 13 September at 1.30-2.30pm for "Fold with Love" exhibition.
Everyone welcome.
Midori will bring all the materials and it is free.
Linda also place the drop box for collecting paper cranes in her shop.
More detail, check on the facebook page.

Folders of this week

Big thanks to Marin and her friends for folding paper cranes.


folders of this week

Big thanks to Yukiko to collect some paper cranes for the project.
Thank you for folding the paper cranes.
Yan Ling Sien

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Folders of this week

Big thanks to Anne and Shane!!

Anne Tenney and Shane Withington have folded paper cranes for the exhibition.
Their works will be framed and for sale at the exhibition. All the profit will be donated to the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation.

Anne Tenney is an Australian film and television actress, probably best known for her role as Molly Jones in the television drama A Country Practice and as Sal Kerrigan in The Castle.

Shane Withington is an Australian actor best known for his starring roles in the television series A Country Practice as Brendan Jones, the male nurse and Willing and Abel (as Abel Moore). Withington also had a recurring role as Colin on Home and Away. After his role in A Country Practice, he appeared in a spin-off series with co-star Grant Dodwell called Willing and Able.

Withington had a guest star appearance in Strange Bedfellows, alongside Paul Hogan and Michael Caton. In 2010, he has returned to the Australian small screen in the regular role of John Palmer again in the soap Home and Away. (Wikipedia)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Special thanks to two special groups !

Special thanks for folding such a beautiful paper cranes to....

* Ren Yano & His students

* Kazuko Fukaya & Her students

Some of the name of folders are :

Kazumi Abe
Toshiko Hioki
Chiharu Burton
David Burton
Johnyth Burton
Yuri Dehn
Tyler Dehn
Akane Hamaya
Hazuki Kawazato
Sayuri Oshima
Junko Mine
Yuki HIrano
Yoko Kikuchi
Kazuko Fuyaya
Ren Yano


Thank you to Rainbow Street Public School

Big thank you for students from Rainbow Street Public School today for the workshop at Sydney Children's Hospital ! They did a brilliant work !

Folders from Rainbow Street Public School :

Floyd (Principal)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

International conference of Eco Ideas

8-11 September, 2011 Manly Sydney Australia

In 2011 Manly Environment Centre is celebrating 20 years of environmental advocacy and community education with a high profile four day International Conference of Eco Ideas.

This conference will focus on the interests and activities of Environment Centres and community activism throughout Australia and around the world. Its objective is for participants to share best practice experiences, establish networks and learn strategies on how to effect change in local communities.

The event will be held at North Head Sanctuary – a place of outstanding Aboriginal significance natural beauty and diversity. As the gateway to Sydney Harbour, it is an appropriate site for this important gathering.

Join us to learn from and be inspired by international experts, share best practice, case studies, campaign successes along with innovative methods to educate and engage the community.

Conference themes include

  • Inspiring sustainable communities
  • Environment Centres - faces, facets, functions
  • Campaigning for climate change
  • Biodiversity versus development
  • Engaging and mobilising the community
  • Managing volunteers and interns
  • Creating events that make an impact
  • Learning from indigenous communities
  • Using art as a driver for change

Please note that the 'Call for Papers and Presentations has now closed' and those who have submitted papers will be advised shortly.

Environment Centres: hubs for change, powered by the community.

Mayu and I are invited to run some origami workshop on Sat 10th and Sun 11th September. Come and join us to fold more paper cranes at North Head Sanctuary, Manly.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Folders of this week

Big thanks to the children and the staff who came to our origami workshop.
Sydney Childrens Hospital School
Coogee Public School
Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

They challenged to make many tiny paper cranes. Fantastic work!!
Mayu and Midori were really impressed to meet so many wonderful origami folders.
Big thanks to Roxanne and Martha for organising the origami workshop at the Sydney Childrens Hospital School. We are looking forward to running the next workshops.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thank you for sending your love in the shapes of paper cranes!!

We have received many paper cranes via post!!

Thank you for sending your love in the shapes of paper cranes to the hospital.

Here are some names Martha from SCHF found on the back of the envelopes.

Kelly, North Manly

Janine and Tessa

Karin, Lennox Head

Angela, Sydney Childrens Hospital Foundation

Sandy, Sydney Childrens Hospital Foundation

Rhiannon, Sydney Childrens Hospital Foundation

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Folders of this week

(Photos: Angela van Boxtel)

Big thanks to many folders for coming to the second workshop at Red Earth Cafe.
Glad to see many happy faces with origami.

and more

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Giant Origami Crane on Fence

An origami crane has landed in my front yard! She looks absolutely gorgeous and has flowers all over her. The bird told me she was on her way to the Randwick Children's Hospital to be part of the exhibition 'Folding with Love' by Midori Furze & Mayu Kataoka!

There is still some time left to fold origami cranes for the project and if you are part of a club or like to fold with your class - please do so! Maybe you can even make a bigger crane than the one I spotted on the fence! Good luck with it! It's lots of fun :-)

You can take a gigantic piece of paper and fold it. Or you can add lots of small drawings together.Maybe you can draw your face with all the children from your class and step 2 glue them into a large sheet. Or you can collect pieces of fabric and make a textile origami bird. So much options!

Good luck!