When was the last time you felt inspired? Whether you’re an artist who wants to create or an art-lover looking for the strange and beautiful, Fed Square’s year-round Creative Program aims to intrigue, delight and provoke in equal measure. We offer an exciting mix of commissioned public artworks, installations and performances, multimedia projects for Fed TV and the annual program in June, The Light in Winter.
Through our Creative Program, we cultivate unique artistic relationships, a diversity of new, site-specific work throughout the year, and various forums for public engagement with artists. Our priority is to work with artists and creatives who can create provocative work that responds very specifically to the unique physical and social public environment that is Federation Square. This includes commissioning new work, partnering with artists to present existing projects in exciting new ways, and forming residencies with key, identified creative organizations for longer-term and durational results.
Fed Square works with a variety of artists, organizations and content providers on a regular basis to present a dynamic, engaging and vibrant daily screen program on Fed TV. Key partners include Artplay, Atom Awards, Australia Children’s Foundation, Australian Football League, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Culture Victoria, Experimenta, Inside Art, Material Thinking, Melbourne International Film Festival and Streaming Museum New York.
Run for your Life
6 January – 14 March
See three magnificent rhino sculptures by renowned public artists Gillie and Marc. Come and ride along with the majestic creatures as they run for their life!
Fresh Air Festival
7 – 10 March
Explore a giant playground at Fed Square with Pop Up Playground’s Fresh Air Festival. This festival for all ages brings Australia’s best game designers to Melbourne with international guest designers The Secret Streets Collective (UK).
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Films
1 – 31 March
Watch a showcase of Australian fashion films on the Big Screen as part of the Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Exhibition
13 – 19 March
Explore a stunning exhibition in the Yarra Gallery by fashion photographer Christian Blanchard and fashion stylist Bec Cole.
The Future Postal Service
7 – 11 April
Drop into a hive of postal activity involving big questions, blue hats and connecting with passing strangers. Part game, part intervention, part installation – this mail delivery game will have kids and adults thinking creatively these school holidays.
Next Wave Festival
16 April – 11 May
Discover one of the many public art projects taking hold of Melbourne city for the Next Wave Festival.
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Exhibition
27 April – 18 May
Explore an exhibition of film, art and photography at Fed Square for the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival.
Want to know more? Follow our blog, Squared Produce for exclusive updates on exhibitions and events, interviews with artists and curators and plenty of links to people, organisations, and stuff we like.