Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Martin Place, Snailovation

These two giant blue snail sculptures were recently in Martin Place, outside a Commonwealth Bank of Australia branch. Snailovation are brightly coloured snails that were created by the Cracking Art Group. They were installed on city streets, in parks and squares as part of Art and About Sydney, a festival of art in unusual places which ran last month. The two girls riding them were on their way to the Neon Run, a 5 kilometre night-time run through The Domain and Royal Botanic Garden with four unique neon zones of rock, disco, pop and house music featuring lasers, black lights, strobes, dancers, and DJs.

26 comments:

  1. Love how big and tangible they are. Has the art group places such snails on other parts of the city?

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, there were 24 giant snails located around the city in blue, yellow, orange and pink. I've featured a few from different locations on this blog.

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  2. Never saw such blue-tiful snails, Jim.

    Thanks for sharing your blue.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  3. Great post today.

    I like your photo a whole lot. Capturing those girls on the snails is serendipitous.

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  4. I'm loving these snails, there are getting everywhere!!
    Wren

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  5. Calling by as a Blue Monday participant, what fun these blue snails are!

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  6. Oh those are SOOOO CUTE! Funny isn't how the teenager is on her phone-they are the same everywhere!
    Ann

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    1. Yes, they were only temporary and have already moved on now.

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  8. That is so cute. The girls make the photo.

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  9. Fun photo!
    So where do the snails go next?

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    1. Good question. I'm not sure whether they will be reused or recycled.

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  10. Great photo of the snails in front of the Bank. So many fun things to see and do in Sydney!

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  11. Love the way the girls are relaxing on them. Maybe the city will keep one as a reminder of the exhibition.

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  12. It is so great how they appear and leave and turn up elsewhere, maybe in a different colour. I don't know, but the randomness of them is great.

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  13. My kids would love these! I wonder where they get it from!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  14. Absolutely great! I'd love to have one in my garden!

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  15. The snails look like great fun. I wish you a great weekend!

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