Saturday 20 January 2024

Barangaroo, Watermans Cove, sculpture

This sculpture of a giant octopus has been installed in Watermans Cove for the Sydney Festival, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. 'Wheke-a-Muturangi' was created by Māori artist Lisa Reihana and is gently animated by harbour breezes and shifting currents. In Māori mythology, Te Wheke is the giant octopus chased by Kupe, the legendary Polynesian fisherman and navigator who some say was the first to discover Aotearoa New Zealand.


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