Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour. In the past it has been used as a prison for convicts, an Industrial School for girls and a Naval dockyard, but is mostly known for its large ship building yards. It is now a venue for public use. Many of its historical buildings have been retained which makes for an interesting space to explore.
A ferry trip on Sydney Harbour, on a glorious Spring day, to visit the island, happened to coincide with ‘Outpost’ – an exhibition of street art. There are murals, weird installations and yes, graffiti paintings.
Not everyone would want to make the trip to see street art, but I am sure they would find something that appeals to them.
This crane structure is holding a massively scaled up version of a sushi fish.
A Belguim artist, Roa paints large animal images on abandoned factories and walls. I hope this one gets to stay around for awhile.
He chooses animals native to the location(country). Can you recognise any?
We went through the Dog Leg Tunnel to escape the heat. It is lined with the work of 30 street artists. It used to be a bomb shelter during WWII.
Cockatoo Island itself requires further exploration on another day. The ferry trip back reminds you of how lucky we are to live in this great part on the world!