What is Me and UooUoo?
Me and UooUoo is a large-scale public event delivered by The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Foundaton, in support of the RCH’s 150th anniversary. Combining Victoria’s renowned passion for the arts and culture with a dash of outdoor adventure, Me and UooUoo encourages communities to reconnect with their cities by being active and visiting unique art sculptures.
One hundred UooUoo sculptures, each one individually designed by an Australian artist and sponsored by a Victorian business, find homes in laneways, streets, parks and public spaces, forming walking trails throughout Melbourne and Geelong. When the art trail finishes, the sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for the RCH so that it can continue providing great care to children and their families.
When does the art trail start?
Me and UooUoo will commence on 20 January 2021 and run until 21 March 2021.
Is there a particular order to visiting the sculptures?
No. You can can visit the sculptures in any order you wish. There are one hundred UooUoos spread across Melbourne and Geelong, so be sure to visit them all.
Are the UooUoos free to visit?
Yes. This is a free event for everyone to enjoy.
How is the project being funded?
Sponsorships, partnerships and corporate support from local businesses, councils and individuals have ensured that Me and UooUoo can be delivered to celebrate The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.
The generosity from our supporters has seen the various costs of the project covered including manufacture, artist honorariums, logistics and operations.
What happens to all the UooUoos at the end of the art trail?
The UooUoos will come together for a special farewell event soon after the trail finishes. This gives everyone the last chance to see the UooUoos, meet some of the artists involved, and maybe choose one to bid for at the auction!
Following this, the sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital and take up permanent residence with their new owners.
Are all the UooUoos outdoors?
UooUoo can be found throughout streets, parks and beaches around Melbourne and Geelong. A small few are located indoors to protect their material from the weather, but you will have to download the art trail app to find out exactly where!
How many UooUoos are there?
There are one hundred UooUoo sculptures to visit and many have a reward attached to them, so be sure to visit each and every one of them!
Do you have to use the app?
All trail goers are encouraged to download and use the Me and UooUoo app which is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.
Is there a map of the art trail?
Yes, there is a map of the trail, detailing where all of the UooUoos are located, which artist has designed it and which business has sponsored. The map will be found on the Me and UooUoo app, and a hard copy will be printed thanks to our wonderful partners at the Herald Sun on Saturday 16 January 2021.