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A Rose-Coloured Summer in Melbourne

Splash around in an art installation this summer in Melbourne with the National Gallery of Victoria's pond[er] pink pond.

Melbourne, the most livable city in the world, has just become even more rosier with the pond[er] installation at the National Gallery of Victoria. Inspired by Victoria's inland salt lakes, the art installation was designed by Melbourne-based architecture firm Taylor Knights and artist James Carey, and brings rosy fun to the city. Winning the NGV's 2021 Architecture Commission, the pink installation invites visitors to freely splash around and cool off on warm summer days and nights, with pond[er] creating a space to explore the gallery's garden with indigenous plants and wildflowers blooming at different times throughout the exhibition, animating the installation and drawing attention to the beauty of Australia’s natural ecology. pond[er] is perfect to experience during the day with kids and with friends and cocktails by night.


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