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Me and UooUoo: Anniversary art trail

'Clinging to the Hands of Life' by Chris McQuinlan
Credit: Nikola Castricum
20 January 202120 March 2021
Location Library forecourt
328 Swanston Street

From 20 January to 21 March 2021 Melbourne and Geelong are being taken over by 100 UooUoo sculptures in an epic art trail to raise funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The sculptures are all uniquely designed by some of Australia’s most talented artists and form a walking art trail of fun and discovery.

The art trail brings communities back together through adventure in their city, while celebrating and raising funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne in a later auction of the sculptures.

About the artist

Chris McQuinlan is a freelance illustrator focussed on delivering stories through painting and street art.

His UooUoo 'Clinging to the Hands of Life' represents humanity's need for love and nurturing, no matter your background. This UooUoo has been transformed into a being of strength who stands as a guardian and carer to help us all find comfort and safety. 

What is a UooUoo?

UooUoo (pronounced you-you) was created by award-winning Melbourne artist Alexander Knox. It’s an imaginary Australian creature inspired by the wombat and dugong, and is highly empathetic, playful and brave.

Where can you find UooUoo?

The Library’s UooUoo by Chris McQuinlan will sit in the lower south east corner of the State Library Forecourt.

One hundred UooUoos will be dotted throughout laneways, streets, parks, beaches and public spaces across Melbourne and Geelong.

Download a map.