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An arcade of artworks, a giant glowing installation and more. Grab your phone and snap our choice of Melbourne’s top Insta spots.
A giant inflatable installation by French artist Cyril Lance has landed in Fed Square. Wander through The Knot's maze of tunnels IRL until 5 September. Then snap the the illuminated behemoth for the 'gram.
Shoot street art in Australia’s first ‘artcade’
The backdrops at West Side Place Artcade are so Insta-worthy, you won’t know where to start clicking. Local legends like Reko Rennie and Adnate have transformed empty shops in an abandoned arcade and the result is eye boggling. Like the eerie nostalgia of Rone’s pink room lost in time, or George Rose’s skull-moth creations. This gallery of street art installations is opposite Southern Cross Station.
Snap eerie laneway installations
Stumble upon the glowing dollhouse village by artist Natty Solo. Find the neon mountain of old toys and milk crates is titled 'In Every Dream Home a Heart Ache' hidden in Corrs Lane. Visit after dark and watch the empty windows light up until 5 September.
Then make your way to Platypus Alley for an eerie projection adventure. Bathed in red light after dark, towering figures appearing as black silhouettes. Created by Yandell Walton for Flash Forward, 'End Passage' lights up until 12 September.
Step onto a Disney set at ACMI
Fans can snap pics under the Mickey Mouse arch, pose with Frozen concept art and step inside a scene from Snow White. Disney: The Magic of Animation is the ultimate nostalgia trip for your Tik Tok. On until 17 October.
Relate to real-life stories at the Immigration Museum
A glowing neon bed. A psychedelic dining room. Who would’ve guessed that some of Melbourne’s ultimate photo spots are hidden away in a museum? You’ll find them at Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide until 31 December. The exhibition’s eye-catching installations and displays reveal 70 coming-of-age stories. Together, they capture the pleasure and pain of growing up.
Pose in a retro gaming arcade
Arcade games old and new will have you clicking away at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq. Go classic with Space Invaders, or take a seat in the life-sized Mario Kart. Be dazzled by neon while playing Let’s Bounce or NBA Hoops. Test your skill in the vintage shooting gallery. Try to keep your camera steady while driving a dodgem car. With 67 games to choose from, Archie’s is an Insta feast.
Get clicking at a luxury shoe boutique
A photo at the Golden Goose Deluxe Brand flagship store is a must-do. Fluoro-white floors and shelves bounce light and reflections. The walls are lined with washing machines for distressing your newly purchased sneakers. The ceiling is an overhead marvel of dangling shoes. Plus you get to meet Golden Goose’s sneaker-makers and learn the secrets behind the luxury footwear. Hashtag must-have.
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Last updated on Tue 17 Aug 2021
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Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
An art gallery presenting challenging and innovative contemporary work.