It will be on show for a week at Customs Park.
Six locations across Melbourne and Geelong are getting an early look at the Royal Children’s Hospital’s upcoming 150th-anniversary art trail this week.
To celebrate the renowned hospital’s 150th year, the RCH Foundation has designed a public art trail bringing colour and creativity to the streets of Melbourne and Geelong. Commencing in January 2021, Me and UooUoo (pronounced you-you) will combine Victoria’s renowned passion for the arts and culture with a dash of outdoor adventure, encouraging communities to reconnect with their cities, and be active by visiting one hundred unique art sculptures – a UooUoo.
Each of the UooUoo’s – which will be individually designed and painted by First Nation artists, street artists, sculptors, painters and up-and-coming talent – will find a home in laneways, streets, parks and public spaces, forming walking trails throughout Melbourne and Geelong. When the art trail finishes, the sculptures will then be auctioned to raise funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital.
Giving art lovers a taste of what’s to come (and trust us, it’s going to be good), six of the trail’s one hundred UooUoo sculptures being showcased ahead of the official launch as part of Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail.
From Monday, December 7 to Sunday, December 13, you’ll find a UooUoo sculpture at Bourke Street Mall; Melbourne Museum; St. Kilda Foreshore; Prahran Square; Moonee Ponds Clocktower; and the Customs Park Geelong.
The bold and colourful sculpture popping up on the waterfront, Geelong My Home, was designed by graphic designer Lauren McDonnell of Colour Muse Design, who specialises in personalised products, business design needs and canvas artwork.
A stunning representation of the city, Geelong My Home is packed full of colour and references to the community feel of the region with an abstract style. On this UooUoo you can explore the beach, waterfront and You Yangs Regional Park. The Federal Mills chimney pays tribute to Geelong’s rich history and the AFL football ground demonstrated in Aboriginal dot form acknowledges our traditional landowners.
Locals will be able to visit the Geelong sculpture until the end of the week, located just outside Sailor’s Rest on the waterfront ahead of the full arts trail in January.
For more information, visit the Me and UooUoo website, or the RHC Foundation website.