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A giant, colourful, labyrinth experience
Do you like labyrinths, mazes and getting lost in these? Then come to Federation Square between now and January 28th to experience ARBORIA.
ARBORIA is a labyrinth of a different kind, a giant blow-up one. It has winding, colourful tunnels and domes to explore and find your way out of, and perhaps get lost in along the way.
ARBORIA is very large, walk-in, colourful sculpture with a 10-metre high grand dome at its centre. The installation takes its inspiration from the shapes and form of the forest and you can wander through its luminous tree-like structures, see the patterns of leaves and branches above and hear a soundscape, which originated in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest.
Designed and created by Alan Parkinson from Architects of the Air (UK), it's one of a series of Luminaria (inflatable sculptures) that tour the world. "A luminarium is a sculpture people enter to be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and colour..." ( Architects of the Air).
So come and experience this giant labyrinths, wander through, listen to the sounds and take lots of photos. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children (under 3 s are free) and $56 for a family of 4. You can buy tickets and check out conditions of entry here.