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Melbourne's most colourful art installation is currently taking place at Campbell Arcade, the underpass linking Degraves and Flinders Streets until 31 July 2020.
Sugar Republic have opened a Rainbow Walk exhibition. Their previously pop-up experience museums have been a popular feature of Melbourne's cultural life since 2018 at the old MacRobertson's chocolate factory and Myer Melbourne.
Through larger-than-life props, pop art installations of familiar objects and nostalgic immersive rooms they encourage adults to relive the joy of childhood and 'let go' of the stresses of the world we find ourselves in.
The 12 installations which make up the Rainbow Walk take us on a journey through the pandemic landscape into the 'new normal' and looks at how we can use our experiences to envision a better future. The journey ends at a 'pot of gold', a display case of classic yellow post-its carrying Melburnian's hopes and ideas for better days.
Owner Allison Jones, states "Melburnians need a boost to their mental wellbeing so we are making our work freely accessible in a safe space to contribute to the city's recovery. With many art spaces still closed, this is an incredible opportunity to exhibit in a much-loved arcade and lift the spirits of the pioneers who are returning to work or venturing back into the city."