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An arcade of artworks, giant installations and more. Grab your phone and snap our choice of Melbourne’s top Insta spots.
Take a dip in the pink pond
No one does a summer installation quite like the NGV. Their latest architectural commission is a glorious pink pond, surrounded by indigenous plants. Dip your toe in the cooling water and ponder the environmental questions posed by this stunning new piece.
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.
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 Wed 29 Dec 2021
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