Splendour in the Grass

Splendour in the Grass

Skywhale by Patricia Piccinini


Creative Road managed the temporary installation of Patricia Piccinini’s iconic sculptural balloon Skywhale as part of the Splendour in the Grass arts program.  The artist was excited by the opportunity to show her artwork to a new audience in a unique environment.

Skywhale provided a vibrant and memorable day and night experience for 30,000 festival goers. It generated curiosity, interest and conversations around nature, evolution, wonderment, tolerance – intuitively and playfully communicating these ideas in a highly accessible way.

Client:                                   Secret Sounds

Location:                              North Byron Parklands, NSW

Photography:                      Tao Jones

“The young Splendour audience had a special connection to Skywhale and Patricia’s work in general – thousands study and write about her art practice each year with her website attracting some 60,000 visitors every month.” Rebecca Townsend, Creative Road