Art Pharmacy has brought a number of incredible artworks to Sydney over the years. Now in an attempt to showcase Sydney’s unique waterfront and the stories behind it, they’re bringing a trail of whale tail sculptures to the city. The outdoor exhibition will feature the works of 30 artists along Sydney’s new waterfront pathway. It extends from Barangaroo to Black Wattle Bay and you can see them as early as this week.
Art Pharmacy’s whale tail sculptures
From muralists and painters to illustrators, street artists and students — the 30 sculptures have been carefully created by a collective of creatives. Each sculpture also touches upon a variety of subjects. Delve into themes of environmental concerns to childhood nostalgia related to the ocean. As you walk across the pathway you’ll get a glimpse into the works of participating artists.
Two collaborative tail parts have been created by the students at TAFE NSW Eora along with facilitators Wanita Lowe and Peta Joy. Another notable artists include Winner of the 2022 Archibald Prize, Blak Douglas and Environmental activist Laura Wells.
Bronwen Smith and Gavin Chatfield of the Gwiyaala Aboriginal Art Collective have created a traditional Aboriginal design depicting the migration of whales down the NSW South Coast. Christine Yahya a.k.a. Pink Bits on the other hand illustrates happy memories from her childhood through her sculpture.
Get your fill of art (and exercise) as you walk along the 6km art trail. The whale tale sculptures trail will run between August 11 and September 24. Find more information on their official website.