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 artists

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 part of a collaboration with Marc Jacobs in Paris in 2009 (Rabbits). Snailovation first appeared in Miami Art Basel in 2010.

Check out the Cracking Art Group around the world on our new Creative City Sydney blog.

Gallery: see our Snailovation fan favourites. #artandabout

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  • disqus_MzwUDpcSwk

    Awesome!

    • http://www.artandabout.com.au/ Art & About Sydney

      We can’t wait either! See you there :)

  • fred

    I’ve got a snail collection. Now I’m not so peculiar? Sydney will be inundated with snails including the movie ‘Turbo’

    • Ned

      Hey Fred, I’ve a snail collection also and am really looking forward to ‘Turbo’. Now I’m not so peculiar as well. Perhaps we should get together?

      Ned

  • Sassy

    Love this concept… monster snails taking over the city!

  • Arya Reais-Parsi

    These are awesome!

  • pom

    See you on Monday Colorful Snails !!!

  • moo

    They are very very slowly taking over Sydney…

  • Cathy

    Funky