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By The Cracking Art Group

Produced by the City of Sydney

Giant, colourful and funky, these brightly hued snails are not your common garden variety.

Created by international artistic collective Cracking Art Group, each of these 24 vibrant snails is a playful and intriguing surprise on our city streets and in our parks. Once a symbol of purity, Cracking Art’s mammoth-sized molluscs are made entirely from recyclable materials, becoming an inspiring reminder of the importance of environmental awareness and action.

The Cracking Art Group was founded in 1993 and consists of six artists: William Sweetlove, Renzo Nucara, Marco Veronese, Kicco, Alex Angi and Carlo Rizetti.
The group’s critter creations have participated in the Venice Biennale in 2001 (turtle) and 2011 (snails), as well as being a part of a collaboration with Marc Jacobs in Paris in 2009 (rabbits). Snailovation first appeared in Miami Art Basel in 2010.



About Art & About

Our city shines in every season, and now Art & About Sydney allows to you celebrate each one with our ongoing program.

After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam-packed one month with temporary public art, we’re committing to a yearlong calendar of creativity.

Explore the current program

Discover past Art & About works



Every day, all day

Friday 20 September to Sunday 20 October 2013


Sydney CBD
George Street, Sydney
Customs House Square, Museum of Sydney Forecourt, Queens Square, Hyde Park, Pitt Street Mall, Martin Place, The Star and World Square



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Hashtag: #artandabout


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