The Travellers by Nadim Karan
Sandridge Bridge, Yarra River
Melbourne is home to people from more than
140 countries. 'The Travellers' was created by Lebanese artist Nadim Karam, along with City of Melbourne
designers, in tribute to our multicultural heritage. The work includes128 glass panels placed along the
bridge, telling stories of the original Indigenous inhabitants and Melbourne’s many waves of migrants.
Blowhole by Duncan Stemler
'Blowhole' is a 15-metre high wind-powered
sculpture. As the wind blows through, armature and cups interact with each other to form patterns, colours and
shadows. Like an anemometer on a yacht’s mast, Blowhole's various parts spin in different directions. The
colourful results are dictated by the whims of the location’s prevailing winds.
Constellation by Bruce Armstrong and Geoffrey Bartlett
Yarra River, between the
King and Queen street bridges
Occupying the site of Melbourne's historic Turning Basin, five large figureheads
reflect upon the ethnic and cultural diversity of those who worked in the turning basin during the early years
of settlement. Admire the dragon, woman, man, bird and lion that represent this period in Melbourne’s
Birrarung Wilam by Vicki Couzens, Lee Darroch, Treahna Hamm
'Birrarung Wilam' (River Camp) interprets stories from local Indigenous communities. Two
tall, intricately carved message sticks mark the site that features a textured, twisting pathway representing
the eel, a traditional food of groups camped by the river. Large rocks incised with animal drawings enclose a
performance space, while metal shields represent the five clans of the Kulin Nation. Photo by Greg Sims.