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Hobsons Bay is hosting two 'UooUoos' at Williamstown Beach and Commonwealth Reserve in Williamstown as part of the Me and UooUoo Art Trail
, an event aimed at raising funds for The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.
Location: Williamstown Beach, Williamstown
Artist: Maxime Banks
Title: Cosmic Imagination: Messenger from the Universe
Cosmic Imagination: Messenger from the Universe by Maxime Banks explores Maxime’s ideas, research and thoughts of scientific and philosophical inquiry. Imagination is a time travelling spaceship; an entanglement of art, cosmology, physics and science. Curiosity and space travel obsession are passionate forces in this design, integrating scientific theories and capturing planets, galaxies, constellations and quantum particles.
Maxime Banks is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist, a time-traveller of the Black-American Diaspora. Her work intersects science, visual art and creative technology with a sense of otherness across Afrofuture anamnesis, collage, multimedia, poetry and textiles. Maxime’s work reflects on black cultural history, memory, self-sovereignty and the universe. Quantum physics inspires her image-making, thinking, research and imagination. Maxime’s art practice explores black portraiture, quantum poetics, Afro-surrealism, spacetime travel creating thematic metaphors of hybridity.
Contact: Maxime Banks email@example.com
Location: Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown
Artist: Sophie Gaffney-Smith
Intergalactic by Sophie Gaffney-Smith encourages you to aim for the stars. This UooUoo features a selection of planets, among constellations of stars representing the potential of the children and young people who have come through the doors of the RCH throughout the past 150 years. The enormous support and care provided by the hospital, enables each of these children to reach their full potential and one day fulfil their greatest hopes and dreams.
Sophie Gaffney-Smith is an 18-year-old artist, with a passion for creating intricate, finely detailed drawings and designs. She has exhibited her work in a number of art shows, winning awards and selling works. In late 2019, Sophie was one of three emerging artists chosen to be part of a large-scale mural project in Brunswick. During the project, she was mentored by, and worked alongside, four experienced mural artists. Having been an outpatient for the past four years, Sophie feels a strong connection to The Royal Children's Hospital.
Contact Sophie Gaffney-Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
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