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The Wilds

  • Art, Installation
  1. A lit tunnel of light at the Wilds, Rising Festival
    Photograph: Rising
  2. A projection on a wall at The Wilds, Rising Festival
    Photograph: Rising
  3. People ice skating as a projection of a forest plays on the wall
    Photograph: Rising

Time Out says

A mysterious and magical forest is taking over Sidney Myer Music Bowl this winter

See Sidney Myer Music Bowl as you’ve never seen it before in the Wilds. The outdoor amphitheatre is being turned into a supernatural forest filled with art, light, ice and moonlight.

New York City-based Australian technologist artists Tin and Ed have created a glowing, colourful biosphere made from 3D sculptures for visitors to wander through. There will be DJs pumping tunes to get visitors moving, as well as meandering mascots and live performers.

The Wilds also features food offerings, most notably the Lighthouse, a 130-seater glass atrium, as well as smaller snacks and treats from the Up High Bar with an outdoor heated deck overlooking the expanse of the Wilds. Food options include a plant-based offering from Shannon Martinez (of Smith and Daughters, lasagne (what else?) from 1800 Lasagne's Joey Kellock, Hoy Pinoy's Filipino barbecue, first-class meat from San Telmo and a menu from chefs David Moyle (Franklin, Longsong), Jo Barrett and Matt Stone (Oakridge Wines).

The Wilds can be booked either with or without an ice skating pass.

Cassidy Knowlton
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Cassidy Knowlton


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