Category Archives: Melbourne

Melbourne Design Market

Markets in a car park.  Yep, much cooler use of urban space!

Design Markets @ Federation Square.

 

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Bits of Heritage

Outside the Melbourne Museum/ Exhibition building, we stumbled upon giant pieces of old building.

I thought it was a great way to capture story, keep heritage, provoke about scale and make some public art.

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Gertrude St Projection Festival

Outside art works + activating spaces at night +  projection and light!

I had loved this formula at Nuite Blanc in Toronto,  and got another taste in Melbourne, as part of the Gertrude St Projection Festival. 8 blocks of awesome.   These types of events are still on my “20 wishes for Brisbane” list

Melbourne: Ponyfish Island

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Pedestrian bridges are cool.  Things underneath bridges are cool.  Bars under bridges are cool.  Bars that play Snoop are also cool.  Ponyfish Island is a great example of using of urban space.

Melbourne: Public Art QR Codes

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The idea of QR Codes with public art and walking trails had recently come up, and I saw it in action in Melbourne with the Laneway Commissions.  The codes are captured by a smart phone that redirects you to more information and website.

http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/AboutMelbourne/ArtsandEvents/Pages/Lanewaycommissions.aspx

Melbourne: Christmas Story

This Bible story was part of Christmas decorations, and even without reading it, it is in itself a striking and fascinating piece of texture and public art.  It seemed to be made from some kind of metal and was the height of a water feature.