For 150 years, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has provided world leading care to Victoria’s sickest and most vulnerable children and young people. To celebrate this amazing milestone the RCH is partnering with local artists, corporate and community groups to present a spectacular public art trail.
One hundred UooUoo sculptures will be dotted throughout streets, parks and laneways across Melbourne and Geelong, creating an extraordinary walking experience of discovery and adventure for the community.
The sculptures will be auctioned at the end of the event to raise funds for the RCH to ensure it continues to provide world leading paediatric healthcare for generations to come.
Nelson Alexander’s core values are centred around family, generosity, respect, passion and professionalism, which is why our collaboration with the RCH to celebrate its 150th anniversary via Me and UooUoo is an important link to the communities we serve.
Nelson Alexander has developed a strong connection to the RCH over many years, supporting individual wards and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute via funds generated by both our major annual fundraiser Foundation Day and our small monthly grants programme. Along with bed sponsorship in the Oncology Ward and the Gatehouse Centre and regular volunteering programmes for our staff.
Our UooUoo – Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush is a journey of uplifting joy and smiles. A vibrant proliferation of mouth-watering individual paintings. Exploding with vivid, glossy colour they serve to remind us of the innocence of childhood where the more sticky lollies you held, the happier you were.
Sugar Rush by Julie Latimer - Image supplied by The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The Artist – Julie Latimer
Julie Latimer paints onto substrates that allow for the subsequent removal of the paint when dry. This enables exploration with placement of the individual fragments and allows the painting to evolve like a puzzle.
Julie was born in the UK, settling in Australia in 2005, she has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture and Painting) and her artworks are held in private collections in Australia, the UK, the USA, Sweden, Italy and Canada.
*Image credit: Royal Childrens Hospital