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The Story Behind Sydney’s ‘Progress Shark’ Leaving Rainbow City

“The response from the community has been very positive. Tourists who came into town for the event told us how wonderful it was to be greeted by the Progress Shark,” she said.

Starting this weekend, the shark faces competition for the title of Sydney World Pride’s best animal statue.The large reclining gorilla outside Taronga Zoo in Mosman also transforms into a rainbow of colors.

45 activations in the city.


The statue of King Nani, the work of international public artists and conservationists Gilly and Mark, which has been at the zoo’s entrance since last April, glows in rainbow colors while disco balls hang from the surrounding trees. Decorated with a cloak.

These installations are one of 45 projects commissioned as part of the World Pride Rainbow City Project. The project commissioned cultural centers, businesses and councils to create rainbow-hued public art in Sydney’s famous spaces.

On February 17, the sails of the Opera House will be hoisted with progress flags, the Ferris wheel at Luna Park will also turn rainbow for the duration of the festival, and local artist Leo Greenfield will be in front of Sydney’s Jewish Museum. An illustration of a rainbow is drawn by

A ten-story mural will be painted on a building in Darlinghurst.

A ten-story mural will be painted on a building in Darlinghurst.

The seawall and Manly Corso of Bondi Beach will be painted with murals, the Five Community Hub in Parramatta will host a light show, and Katoomba’s Scenic Skyway will be hoisted with a rainbow flag.

“Since the first Mardi Gras in 1978, this has been business,
Organizations and institutions across Sydney are coming together to turn the city rainbow for World Pride,” said Kate Wickett, CEO of the festival.

Rainbow City installation

  1. 45 Hart – Paddington
  2. Bondi Beach Seawall Mural
  3. coogee rainbow stairs
  4. Mural on George Street Road
  5. Icon – Broadway Shopping Center
  6. Flowers of Living Colors – Sydney CBD
  7. Love Street – Kensington Street, Chippendale
  8. manly mural
  9. manly rainbow sculpture
  10. PHIVE – Parramatta
  11. Pride Beacon – Newtown
  12. Pride Parkland – Bradfield City Center
  13. Progress Shark – Australian Museum
  14. EDDY’s Rainbow Colonnade
  15. Rainbow Ferris Wheel – Luna Park
  16. Rainbow Light Mural – University of Sydney
  17. Rainbow Road Circular Quay
  18. Rainbow Tunnel in Sydney’s Inner West
  19. Rainbow Walk – Barangaroo
  20. Scenic Skyway Pride Flag – Blue Mountains
  21. Taylor Square Fountain
  22. Calyx in the Royal Botanic Gardens
  23. Inner West Pride Pathway
  24. Building Pride – Sydney CBD
  25. Queen Nyani – Taronga Zoo
  26. Taylor Square Mural – Kinselas
  27. Rainbow Hub – Lane Cove Plaza
  28. Cloakroom – UTS Central (Building 2)
  29. Embrace the Rainbow – Pacific Square, Maroubra
  30. AZ of Oxford Street – Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
  31. Wallumattagal Campus Pride Stride – Macquarie University
  32. The Dream Cube – Westfield Sydney
  33. Rainbow Archway – Wollongong Central
  34. Magic Portal – Sydney Olympic Park
  35. Rainbow Terminal – Sydney Airport
  36. Lovepop – Tech Central
  37. Jewish Pride – Sydney Jewish Museum
  38. bondi bounce
  39. NIDA Rainbow
  40. Marrickville Library Pride Pole
  41. Queer Wandering – Parramatta Square
  42. Pride Pole – 9 Castlereagh St
  43. Hurstville Rainbow Crossing
  44. Still Flourishing Murals by Dylan Mooney – Darlinghurst
  45. Sydney Opera House Sails

The Sydney World Pride starts on Saturday and runs through March 5th. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be held on his February 25th.

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