Transport and logistics company, Linfox, has transported more than 50 UooUoo sculptures to their ‘forever homes’.
“To mark the 150th anniversary of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne, the RCH Foundation spread colour in Melbourne and Geelong with a public art trail of UooUoo (pronounced you-you), painted by Victorian artists,” Linfox said in a statement.
“The UooUoo were recently auctioned and Linfox coordinated the delivery to their new homes.”
Launching in January, Me and UooUoo featured a specially designed sculpture created by Alexander Knox and was brought to life by 100 local, emerging and Indigenous artists.
“These strange, colourful creatures popped up around Melbourne and Geelong, and quickly found their way into the hearts of Victorians and those visiting the state,” the event organiser said in a statement.
“Throughout January to April, our wonderful community explored the trail, with over 11,000 users downloading the app, 226,000 sculptures unlocked and 12,500 photos shared along the way.
“The trail ended with a fantastic Farewell Event at MCEC where we welcomed over 3,000 people for a final wave goodbye. Our UooUoos then went under the hammer for our fundraising auction. Congratulations to all the successful bidders, our UooUoos can’t wait to call their new habitats home. All funds raised support sick children at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).”