Melbourne-based design outfit, SIBLING transformed Fed Square with Whiteout for Spirit of the Square 2014.
Filling The Square with large, snow-white spheres, Whiteout created an immersive and interactive landscape for people of all ages.
The installation was a playful take on the snowy imagery often seen in cinema and TV during the festive season and provided the backdrop to a daily program of free events.
The program included festive films, Big Screen Gaming, live music and a resident illustrator who captured the merriment in sketches for visitors to take home!
There was also an Orphans’ Christmas on 25 December for fellow Christmas exiles or families looking for a fun place to spend the day. Christmas Day featured the Breakfast Hop, games by Pop Up Playground and a movie marathon on the Big Screen.
Where: The Square
When: 1 – 25 December
2 – 22 December | Various times + locations | Free
Enjoy the festive harmonies of choirs and singing groups from across Melbourne as they come together in a daily schedule of public performances.
Big Screen | Every Monday | 6pm – 8pm | Free
Pull up a deckchair and enjoy free screenings of festive films on the Big Screen.
Big Screen Gaming
Big Screen | Every Tuesday | 6pm – 8pm | Free
Test your gaming skills and challenge your friends with videogame play on the Big Screen, led by Freeplay Independent Games Festival.
Fed Square Live
The Square | Every Thursday except Christmas Day | 5.30pm – 7.30pm | Free
Soak up summer evenings while watching an acoustic outdoor concert with some of Melbourne’s emerging musicians.
The Square + Big Screen | Every Friday | 4pm – 7pm | Free
Watch audio-visual masters Brigid Burke and Mike Gurrieri take to the stage for multimedia shows of lively music and captivating visuals on the Big Screen.
The Square | 6, 7, 13 + 14 December | 2pm – 4.30pm | Free
Spend the afternoon getting crafty with artist, Zoe Stuart and make your own bauble that you can fill with your Christmas wishes.
The Square | 6, 7, 13 + 14 December | 3pm – 6pm | Free
See illustration artist Jeffrey Phillips transform you and your friends into playful sketches that you can take home.
The Square | Thursday 25 December | Breakfast 9am – 11am | Games + Films from 12pm | Free
Soak up the festive atmosphere with the Breakfast Hop, games by Pop Up Playground and a movie marathon on the Big Screen. Fed Square will be a great place to bring the family or celebrate the day with fellow Christmas exiles.