It’s been 150 years since The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne first opened its doors. To celebrate, the RCH Foundation is launching a public art trail that will bring colour and creativity to the streets of Melbourne and Geelong.
Me and UooUoo (pronounced you-you) combines Victoria’s passion for the arts and culture with a dash of outdoor adventure, encouraging communities to be active and reconnect with their cities by visiting one hundred unusual art sculptures.
Created by renowned Victorian artist Alexander Knox (known to RCH visitors for his Creature, found in the building’s main foyer on Main Street), UooUoo is an imaginary Australian creature with a shape loosely drawn from the wombat and dugong.
A cross-section of creatives, including First Nation artists, street artists, sculptors, painters and up-and-coming talent are involved in designing and painting the sculptures. Artists involved include Knox, Jane Reiseger, Ghostpatrol (David Booth), Josh Muir and Bonsai (Sai Neoh).
The one hundred UooUoo sculptures will find homes in laneways, streets, parks and public spaces, forming walking trails of discovery and adventure throughout Melbourne and Geelong. When the art trail finishes, the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital.
“It’s been an amazing process working with the hospital and seeing these incredibly brave kids and families,” says Knox. “UooUoo comes out of that spirit.”
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