MOPOKE ART TRAIL
AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY FOR
FROM DUSK (6PM) TO SUNSET (6PM)
Explore the vibrant cultural landscape of Sydney with the MOPOKE Art Trail! This one-of-a-kind walk takes you on a journey through the city, showcasing the work of some of the most talented artists in the region. The trail features a diverse selection of mediums, from graffiti and sculpture to floral and collage art. You’ll have the opportunity throughout the trail, to discover new artists and immerse yourself in the local art scene. Don’t miss your chance to explore the city in a whole new way
THE HYDE PARK BARRACKS
'THE SMOKING FACE'
BY LAWRENCE LIANG
Lawrence Liang focuses on creating immersive urban activations and outdoor public artworks. He has exhibited in various local and interstate public exhibitions, including Vivid Sydney (2018, 2019, 2022), Sculpture by the Sea (2020, 2022), and iLight Singapore (2023).
Lawrence is interested in Architectural Phenomenology, the impact of elements like light, space, and form on the user’s experience. He believes that careful design curation and permutation can influence the end-user’s mood and emotions.
'wings of freedom'
BY CECILE KEOGH, AT BLUE FLOWERS
Cecile Keogh, known for her colourfully bold silhouettes, started Blue Flowers in 2015 after leaving the fashion industry to embark on a new adventure. Inspired by God’s artistic hand, Cecile loves to make her masterpieces dance, mixing all sorts of wonderful and unusual elements together.
But what better way to celebrate the first Mopoke Festival than by creating a massive, colourful, floral owl installation. The inspiration used for this piece is an amazing owl artwork that resides in the Blue Flowers studio, titled ‘The Great Suffolk’.
All this truly embodies Blue Flowers signature style and Cecile as a unique artist. The owl’s wings are stretched out wide, ready to fly away into the night sky, ready to land back on earth by daylight. This must be what freedom feels like. How spectacular!
by tatiana bolotova
Tat is an artist and graphic designer. After graduating from London’s Central Saint Martins University with a degree in Graphic Design and Communication, she relocated to Sydney to pursue a Master of Art and Design at UNSW.
Her project invites reflection on the significance of self-love in a fast-paced society where nothing lasts forever. Just as night and darkness are a part of life, the sun rises every day and provides sunlight to flowers and people. Flowers are nourished and bloom again with energy, and similarly, as humans, we have the power to grow ourselves into something strong and resilient.
SYDNEY EYE HOSPITAL
STREET ART WITH UV LIGHT.
Join Reuben Boughtwood known as Reubszz. Come and witness the creative process of a graffiti artist in action!
Watch as he turns a blank wall into a vibrant masterpiece right before your eyes. And the best part? You’ll have the opportunity to join in and add your own touch to the artwork
This 33-year-old artist based in Sydney Australia, has been focusing mainly on large scale murals.
BY ALIEN PROOF CONSTRUCTION
Three meters high and gleaming with light, a steel tree in the shape of a skeleton stretches into the night sky, its branches adorned with fire-lit flowers-logs that sway slowly on chains and burn as they do. These flowers bloom and grow, consumed by the fire that fuels them, eventually turning into ripe fruit, heavy and plump, that falls from the tree as glowing embers. The fallen fruit returns to the earth as mycelium, a glowing carpet that covers the ground.
ROTTEN FRUIT is a commentary on life, death, and beauty. Steel, fire, and light are woven together to create a work of great physical strength that tells a story as old as time. It speaks of the cyclical nature of life, of connection, and rebirth, of networks, mirrored ecosystems, and the inherent contrast between the natural world and the built environment.
ROTTEN FRUIT evokes awe and curiosity, nourishing the senses as it transitions smoothly from night to day. From warm metal gleaming in the dusk, to a blazing spectacle, from slow-burning fluorescence to the flame-worn tree lit by natural light.
ART GALLERY OF NSW
HERE COMEs EVERYBODY
They’re tall, they’re purple and blue and they’re waiting for you. Francis Upritchard’s giant bronze beings stand ready in the Art Gallery’s Welcome Plaza where they wrangle dinosaurs, stack rocks and get to grips with the architecture.
The figures are workers and guardians, inspired by folklore, science fiction, children’s stories and the forms of the trees in the Domain. Come and say hello when the Art Gallery is open until midnight this Saturday.
Image: Installation view, Francis Upritchard ‘Here Comes Everybody’ 2022, commissioned for the Sydney Modern Project with funds provided by Peter Weiss AO, the Droga Family in memory of Vibeke Droga, the Hadley Family, and the #ArtGalleryNSW Foundation 2022 © Francis Upritchard. Photo © AGNSW.
state library of nsw
'the art cube'
STREET ART WITH UV LIGHT.
Reuben Boughtwood known as Reubszz is a 33-year-old artist based in Sydney Australia, who has been focusing mainly on large scale murals.
– Full time public/Street Artist
– Academically Trained Fine Artist (BMA Painting and illustration
He previously worked with Ku-ring-gai council, the Art Gallery of NSW, ESPN, Northern Beaches council, Warner music Australia and many others.