Paper Orchestra with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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One night Toscanini dreamed he was conducting an impossible Orchestra, filled with instruments that had never been invented, making sounds that could never be heard. Participants make any instrument they can imagine and then play it as part of Toscanini’s dream orchestra. Lead by internationally recognised craftivist, Sayraphim Lothian and eminent Australian conductor, Richard Gill, Paper Orchestra is a playful crafting event in which participants make their own paper instruments and then play them alongside the musicians of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Bookings open 28th April

Space Trek: The New Generation S8E01 – Time Travel Hijinx

Space-trek-logo_webAs part of Fresh Air festival 2014 #freshair14, Pop Up Playground and Federation Square are proud to present: Space Trek: The New Generation S8E01 – Time Travel Hijinx

Seek out strangely familiar life and go where nobody really ought to go in this game that’s half improv, half scavenger hunt and half choose-your-own-adventure. Don the uniform, pick up your iTricorder and become your favourite character, and join the rest of the crew on a mission to the year 2014.

7pm start, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March Read more →

Playful Public Art Program at #freshair14

playfulCurated by public artist (and Pop Up Playground’s Constructive Communities Director) Sayraphim Lothian, Fresh Air’s playful public art program celebrates the playful appropriation of public space by artists working in various ways in the streets of Melbourne.

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KimKim Tairi
Urban fox tales

Little foxes wander Melbourne’s laneways. A series of tiny poems that chronical their adventures. They will be left in and around laneways in the CBD in the lead up to the festival.

Twitter: twitter.com/kimtairi
Instagram: instagram.com/lepetit_renard
Website: kimtairi.com

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The Very Pointy Hat

Melbourne based plastic instigator Legojacker draws upon the all too familiar world of oppressive regimes and popular uprising, with his LEGO photo story ‘The Very Pointy Hat’. Featuring his trademark style of plastic mini-figures photographed in the real world, the story documents the final days of an evil king and his very pointy hat with the unique power to create monsters and make people disappear. Photographed in Melbourne’s iconic Hosier Lane, The Very Pointy Hat shows that a playful plastic story can be a powerful one. The Very Pointy Hat will unfold over the duration of the festival and can be found on the Instagram feed @legojacker or by visiting the Instagram hashtag #theverypointyhat.

Instagram: instagram.com/legojacker

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Haikubirds for Fresh Air 2014
I started making Haikubirds over a year ago. Each bird is a sculpture with an accompanying haiku.
The birds have been set free in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Lebanon. I will set free a few Haikubirds as part of Fresh Air 2014 and some mini Zines in the laneways of Melbourne.
Find one and it’s yours.

Instagram: instagram.com/preprint
Twitter: twitter.com/Preprint_

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Junky Projects
Details coming soon…

Website: junkyprojects.weebly.com/

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Erin Greer
Details coming soon…

Website: www.facebook.com/ErinGreerArt

Fresh Air Festival is presented by Pop Up Playground and Federation Square.

Spirits Walk – a new pervasive street game for #freshair14 by Serious Business

Spirits-Walk-webA Lost Waif, a Wandering Entertainer, a King by the River… the spirits of Melbourne must find the forgotten and impossible Gods who walk the streets as the sun is setting.

Headlining Pop Up Playground’s 2014 Fresh Air Festival will be a brand new game designed and presented by international guest artists Serious Business from the UK.

In their game, Spirits Walk, players enter the spirit world and make new spirits of their own through a series of rituals and a masked procession after sunset.

7th 8th and 9th of March
Starting at 7:00 PM at the Pop Up Playground tent at Federation Square
Free to play but bookings would be appreciated – bookings@popupplayground.com.au or at Trybooking: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=76753

Fresh Air Festival is presented by Pop Up Playground and Federation Square.

Final playtest for Fresh Air 14

playtestPeople! People! Come help us fine tune some of the new games we’ve designed for Fresh Air, 2014. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s the most important part of the game designing process.

We need you!

10-4, Saturday 22 of Feb, 2014

Come along at 10 and meet in the Atrium at Fed Square (usually we start at the big table in Beer Deluxe) and be the first to play(test) our newest, funnest games yet!

If you can make it all day or only for an hour or two, we’d love you to come help us make awesome situations! Email us to let us know you’re coming – rabbithole @ popupplayground.com.au

Playtest for Fresh Air 14

FreshAirPlaytest Fresh Air is returning for another year, as we have a load of brand new games we need to playtest.

10-4, Monday 27 Jan 2014

Come along at 10 and meet in the Atrium at Fed Square and be the first to play(test) our newest, funnest games yet!

If you can make it all day or only for an hour or two, we’d love you to come help us make awesome situations! Email us to let us know you’re coming – rabbithole @ popupplayground.com.au

 

 

This is a Door – All Day Play Room on Sometimes Melbourne

Play with the Valkyries

 This is a Door – All Day Play Room

Pop Up Playground
29 November to 1 December
Theatre Works
theatreworks.org.au
popupplayground.com.au

Valk horsePop Up Playground are bloody wonderful.

Robert Reid, Sayraphim Lothian, Ben McKenzie and their gorgeous game makers realised that we weren’t having as much fun as we should be and have been popping up all over the city with games for everyone.

A Pop Up Playground event is guaranteed to have you feeling happier than when you arrived.

And you get to play! Read more →