Skywhales: Every heart sings

Exhibition and Shows

18 Sep 2021 Once Only Event

Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales: Every heart sings is coming to Maitland!

Experience the magic of Skywhale and Skywhalepapa, two hot air balloon sculptures, as they come to life in the glow of sunrise.

Set your alarm and join us on Saturday 18 September at Maitland Regional Athletics Centre for a once in a lifetime experience. Witness the 30-metre sculptures as they slowly rise from the ground and, if weather permits, take off across the skies of Maitland.

The sculptures gradually inflate over 90 minutes, reaching their full height around sunrise, so bring a breakfast picnic or pick up something from a food truck on site and enjoy the spectacle.
Entry is free. Tickets are essential. All welcome.

Gates open 5.00am. Please feel free to join the event at any time after the gates open.
Maitland Regional Athletics Centre is wheelchair accessible.

This once in a lifetime event co-hosted by the Maitland Regional Art Gallery and Maitland City Council in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Skywhales: Every heart sings is a National Gallery of Australia Touring Event supported by Principal Partner The Naomi Milgrom Foundation and Visions of Australia. This is a Know My Name project.

Image credit: Patricia Piccinini, Skywhale 2013, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Gift of anonymous donor 2019, Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program


Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

18 Sep 2021

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