Western Sydney Harbour
The New Sydney Waterfront Company
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About the Project
A spectacular outdoor exhibition of 30 two-metre-high whale tail sculptures is expected to attract up to half a million visitors to experience Sydney’s Western Harbour between August 11 and September 24.
Presented as a 6km harbourside trail, the sculptures will be individually created by a diverse collective of artists, including Archibald prize winner Blak Douglas, illustrator and animator Chris Yee, and artist, author and illustrator, Sha'an d'Anthes aka Furry Little Peach.
The trail, which can be completed in one go, as mini-trails across several sub-precincts or via multiple visits over the six-week period, is fully accessible for all ages and abilities and is wheelchair and pram friendly. It links Barangaroo to Cockle Bay, past Crown Sydney, King Street Wharf, Darling Quarter, ICC Sydney around to the Powerhouse Museum, the Australian National Maritime Museum, The Star and the Sydney Fish Market.
As well as enjoying the spectacular free artworks and locations, visitors will be encouraged to access tales of the waterfront, past, present, and future via a dedicated app. By entering the code on each tail into the app, they can also unlock rewards from local businesses including free offers, discounts and prizes, with a major prize also up for grabs for completing all 30 tails.
Indigenous Curatorial Advisors Uncle Graham Toomey and Aunty Joanne Selfe have helped to connect the artists – and through them the visitors – to the Whale Story and to the Gadigal and Saltwater Country on which the exhibition will be presented.