Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail is taking over Melbourne and Geelong, with 100 sculptures to discover until Sunday 21 March. Not sure where to start?
To help you navigate the trail, we’re putting together a series of mini-adventures so you can meet new artists, and explore new parts of Melbourne and Geelong.
Explore the trail through the incredible works and stories of eight First Nations artists. Featuring mixed media, graffiti and traditional painting techniques, these sculptures can be discovered across Melbourne / Narrm, and explore the concepts of culture, identity, family, animals and healing.
The Narrm trail has been designed in partnership with Equity Trustees who are a Principal Partner of the art trail and are committed to supporting First Nation Australians.
Pictured: Great Barrier Reef Dreaming by Melanie Hava and Rainbow Dreaming by Sharlee Dunolly-Lee
The Moonee Valley mini-adventure is a great way to explore your own backyard or venture into a new suburb. There are 10 UooUoo’s around the Moonee Valley City Council district and we’re challenging you to find them all!
Together with fluorescent colours, floral motifs, a monster and even a tiger, the designs found on this mini-trail along with the intriguing stories from the artists will impress adventurers of all ages.
Pictured: Scribbles by Pandarosa and Synbio by Kathy Holowko
We all know that UooUoo captures the transformative spirit of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), but have you spotted our weird and wacky sci-fi inspired UooUoos on the trail?
From the solar system to post-apocalyptic scenes, the sci-fi mini-adventure has been inspired by the mythical UooUoos who have been taken over by extraterrestrial designs.
These creatures might appear to be from another galaxy but rest assured that they are passionate about supporting our community and causes close to their hearts, including healthcare, recycling and scientific research.
Sugar, spice, and everything nice!
The Sweet Treat mini-adventure encapsulates the most delicious of UooUoo designs with artificially coloured sculptures covered in candy wrappers, delicate gold-leaf and pastel hues that are just waiting to be discovered. This mini trail is the perfect way for those young and young at heart to enjoy Melbourne and fulfil your sugar fix – without the tooth-ache.
These glossy creatures might look good enough to eat, but we ask you to keep your sticky, sherbet-dunked fingers away from the sculptures and maintain a COVID-safe distance when exploring the art trail.