Waterfront Whale Tales, Sydney 2022

Thirty brand new whale tails are swimming their way to Sydney’s Western Harbour from 11 August to 24 September.

Waterfront Whale Tales will form a 6km harbour-side trail, from Barangaroo to Cockle Bay, Darling Quarter to the Maritime Museum, The Star to the Sydney Fish Market.

Thirty Australian artists have been selected to each paint sculpture. Inspired by place, Australia’s marine life and Indigenous stories, they will share their own tale through their unique style and design.

Waterfront Whale Tales is presented by the New Sydney Waterfront Company, in partnership with Wild in Art, and supported by the NSW Government.

It will show the connectivity between the precincts and showcase stories of the past, present and future plans.

Visitors will be encouraged to access tales of the waterfront via a dedicated app. By entering the code on each tail into the app, they can also unlock rewards from local businesses including free offers, discounts and prizes, with a major prize also up for grabs for completing all 30 tails.

After the event, the tail sculptures will be auctioned, with net proceeds going to the Kids Cancer Project.

Location: Sydney, Australia
Trail: 11 August – 24 September
Event Partner: New Sydney Waterfront Company
Website: Waterfront Whale Tales