As a special preview of Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail, six UooUoos will pop-up across Melbourne and Geelong from 7-13 December 2020, providing a glimpse of what’s to come in 2021.
You’ll be able to find the six UooUoos located at Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Museum, St Kilda Foreshore, Prahran Square, Clock Tower Centre Moonee Ponds and Sailors’ Rest Geelong.
Rainbow Dreaming by Sharlee Dunnolly-Lee
Bourke St Mall
Rainbow Dreaming | Binbeyal Malamiya by Sharlee Dunolly-Lee features a striking design that consists of a black background with vivid and colourful shapes. This UooUoo is inspired by Sharlee’s determination to pass on cultural knowledge in order to preserve and revive it by incorporating symbolism from traditional culture.
Tree of Life by Katherine Castle
Tree of Life UooUoo by Katherine Castle is a reflection of childhood memories of looking for animals in the wild. One tree can be home to thousands of creatures, great and small. Victoria’s most well-known birds and animals are residents of this UooUoo – fairy wrens, a furry koala and a lyrebird. How many can you see?
You Are Not Alone by Nani Puspasari
You’re Not Alone by Nani Puspasari shines a light on the importance of mental health. Almost one quarter of young Australians are facing mental health challenges, with young women twice as likely as young men to be grappling with issues. Using the lantern as the symbol of hope, this UooUoo tells a story about the strength of females and the power in connecting and supporting each other.
Melita Luzzu by Audrey Buttigieg Cardona
St Kilda Foreshore
Melita Luzzu by Audrey Buttigieg is a nostalgic reminiscence of the artist’s cultural background. The Luzzu is an iconic traditional Maltese boat. The eye on the Luzzu dates back to Phoenician times and helps to ward off evil and keep the fishermen safe at sea. Melita Luzzu is a tribute to all Maltese people who always rally together for the good of the community.
Scribbles by Pandarosa
Moonee Valley Clocktower
Scribbles by Pandarosa is a depiction of the initially quirky, yet very meaningful drawings of children. The hidden meaning within these ‘scribbles’ can have deep creative intentions, yet too often we forget to value and retain these as our lives move forward.
Geelong My Home by Lauren McDonnell
Sailor’s Rest, Geelong
Geelong My Home by Lauren McDonnell celebrates Geelong’s iconic attractions, 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 land owners.
Then, from 20 January to 21 March 2021 the 100-strong herd will light up the streets of Melbourne and Geelong to celebrate and raise funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne.
Starting at any UooUoo, families and visitors alike can follow the trail throughout Melbourne city centre and the surrounding suburbs of Stonnington and Moonee Valley, along the coastline of Port Phillip Bay, across to Geelong and many places in between.
Along the way, enjoy the summer months by exploring the wonderful landscapes, open spaces and hidden laneway gems that our great state has to offer.
Join UooUoo on a colourful adventure to celebrate 150 years of the RCH.