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Melbourne Public Art Installations - Collins Street

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Published September 27th 2013
Add colour into your life and brighten up your day
One thing that sets Melbourne apart from other cities is our public art. There is the traditional art that you can find in galleries, and statues that you can find on the streets, both new and old.

But something that I've just noticed recently are art installations that exist inside of privately owned public places, such as arcades. Last week I came I saw three such pieces; all speaking to different things in our daily experiences.

Australia on Collins

Spring Umbrellas - suspended high up in the air.

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Australia on Collins St - Spring Umbrellas

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Australia on Collins St - A close up of the Spring Umbrellas

But don't forget to also look down, only then will you discover as I did this fascinating knitting idea along the banisters of the stairs. Do you remember as a kid learning the knit?

I was reminded and inspired when I saw the hand rails on the staircase covered in a brightly coloured knitted sleeve.

Stairs with Sleeves

And then of course there is the traditional artwork on the floor:

Mosaic tiles
One of two Mosaic works on the floor in Australia on Collins

Now if you're down this end of Collins Street, why not take in Collins234 Boutique Place

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Public Art in Collins234 Boutique Place

The City of Melbourne is not just about shopping, take time to take it all in, look up and down not just sideways into the shops!

You will be wealthier for the experience.
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Why? You need to make time to add these sights into your working or shopping day, these art pieces will disappear soon and be replace by something else.
When: Whenever the shops are open
Where: Collins St, between Swanson & Elizabeth St at two locations; Australia on Collins & Collins234 Boutique Place
Cost: Free
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