As it enters its third decade, Melbourne’s Fed Square will shine like never before, with new lighting and a stunning addition to its art offering.
Fed Square celebrated its 20th anniversary on October 26 and, as part of the month-long celebrations, unveiled a large-scale sculpture by the late Inge King, as well as spectacular new lighting throughout the precinct.
Australian artist Inge King’s sculpture Rings of Jupiter 2006, from the NGV Collection,is newly installed in Fed Square for a limited time, providing access to work by one of Melbourne’s most important artists.
Rings of Jupiter links with many other public artworks throughout the Melbourne Arts Precinct, including King’s Forward Surge at Arts Centre Melbourne, Clement Meadmore’s Dervish in Southbank and Ron Robertson-Swann’s Vault at ACCA.
The Victorian Government has also supported a significant upgrade to lighting throughout the Fed Square precinct to improve safety, reduce environmental impact, and highlight the Square’s iconic architecture.
Installed across Fed Square’s façade and within The Atrium and The Edge, the new lighting is colour-changing, dimmable and dynamic, and can be programmed artistically to respond to the time of day, add vibrancy to events and mark memorable moments.
Fed Square, ACMI, NGV Australia and Koorie Heritage Trust continue to host a program of free events and experiences including music, film, food, art, conversation and special giveaways that will run until 31 October to mark the 20th anniversary.
Since opening in 2002, Fed Square has welcomed more than 100 million visitors – almost a third visiting from interstate or overseas. It has hosted moments that have defined our state, including the National Apology, public screenings of major Australian sporting triumphs, and even a visit from TV royalty, Oprah Winfrey.
To find out more about Fed Square’s 20th anniversary celebrations, visit fedsquare.com