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A Sculpture Trail Of 30 Whale Tails Has Landed On Sydney’s Waterfront

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger
24th Sep 2022

This month, Sydney’s Western Harbour will become home to a brand spanking new arts trail, Waterfront Whale Tales. This open-air interactive exhibit will span from the Sydney Fish Market through Pyrmont, The Star, Darling Quarter, Cockle Bay, to King Street Wharf and all the way to Barangaroo starting on Thursday, 11th August until Saturday, 24th September.

This initiative has the vision to make Sydney's Western Harbour ‘the world’s best waterfront’ while showcasing the city’s overflowing creativity, culture, cuisine and community coming together for a stunning display. 

Thirty individually designed tails have been given a unique stamp from 30 fabulous Australian artists from all creative disciplines. From Indigenous creatives and street artists to illustrators and muralists, each has put their unique spin on the tail to symbolise the diversity of our city. Visitors can download the app and enter the code on each tail to find out more, as well as pick up epic rewards and go in the draw to win big for completing all 30.

Better still, each of the stunning tail sculptures will be auctioned off at the end of the event, with net proceeds going to The Kids Cancer Project—and if you fall in love with one of the pieces throughout the event, expressions of interest to purchase are available on their website. 

The Details: 

What: Waterfront Whale Tales
When: Thursday, 11 August—Saturday, 24 September
Where: From the Sydney Fish Market to Pyrmont, The Star, Darling Quarter, Cockle Bay, to King Street Wharf and Barangaroo. 

Head here to find out more.

Editor’s note: this article was produced in partnership with Waterfront Whale Tales. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here.

Image credit: Supplied

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