Docklands is currently hosting a number of art sculptures, called UooUoos, as part of ‘Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail’.
The art trail has taken over the streets of Melbourne, combining Victoria’s passion for art and culture with a dash of outdoor adventure, while also raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Development Victoria has sponsored one of the distinctive sculptures in Docklands, recognising the opportunity to be part of an event that will entice locals and visitors alike to explore the area, while also supporting a great cause.
“We are proud to support the Royal Children’s Hospital in its fundraising efforts. It’s a great chance to see some special artwork while also taking in all that Docklands has to offer,” said Mr Geoff Ward, Group Head Precincts, Development Victoria.
“Docklands is known for its clever and creative art installations and this art trail provides a perfect synergy with what is already on show in the precinct.”
The Development Victoria-sponsored sculpture, ‘Baa-ni-ip’ (Bunyip), has been designed by Deanne Gilson, a proud Wadawurrung woman, from Ballarat. It will be located on Victoria Harbour Promenade. Development Victoria is also hosting another sculpture on the Bourke Street Bridge.
“I encourage everyone to head out to find the sculptures and participate in this great cause,” said Mr Ward.
Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail, in support of the Royal Children’s Hospital, runs until 21 March 2021, aiming to attract 150,000 families and visitors.
There are one hundred UooUoos, each one designed by a different artist and sponsored by a business. They will find homes in laneways, streets, parks and public spaces, forming walking trails throughout Melbourne and Geelong. Participants can download an app to help find the UooUoos and unlock fun rewards.
The art pieces will be auctioned at the end of the program to help raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
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