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Sydney’s trees are turning BLUE this week in one very special art installation

If you notice the trees around Sydney have turned blue this week, don’t be alarmed. This is just a clever environmental art installation called The Blue Trees by Egyptian born, New Zealand-raised artist Konstantin Dimopoulos.

The installation, which will take place in Pirrama Park, Pyrmont, highlights global deforestation by painting trees bright blue, making us stop in our tracks to take notice.

‘This change is important not only as a means to highlight ecological issues, such as the ecocide of our forests, but also that it may effect a transformation in the psyche of people by raising our social consciousness’, says Konstantin.

Trees won’t be harmed during the installation, as Dimopoulos uses biologically safe water-based colours, so when it rains they’ll return to normal.

The installation is part of Sydney’s Art and About public artworks, and will take place from Friday March 4 to Friday March 11.

The public is asked to share their thoughts on the environment throughout the installation, with the hashtag #bluetrees.

For more info (and to help with the painting) go here, and to see more of Konstantin’s work, go here.

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