Update: due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria, RISING events have been paused until further notice. Find more information on the festival website.

A woman standing in a room infront of a statue

A Miracle Constantly Repeated

Wed 26 May - Sun 6 Jun

Hidden for decades above the platforms, the mysterious Flinders Street Station ballroom now opens its doors to reveal new life forms. Witness technology and nature combine in an eco-system of hyper-real silicon sculptures, in the extraordinary exhibition by Patricia Piccinini.

Giant glowing bamboo half spheres on sloping landscape at night with two people silhouetted. Part of the artwork 'The Wilds' for RISING festival

The Wilds

Wed 26 May - Sun 6 Jun

Skate the ice rink lit by a giant moon. Wander into a supernatural bamboo forest, through architectural tunnels and mirrored fields. Then devour snacks by roaring fires. Don't miss the Sidney Myer Music Bowl transformed into a forest of ice, art, music and moonlight.

A figure in a mythical beast costume, their head visible inside its mouth, in a carpark. Part of the artwork Golden Square for RISING festival

Golden Square

Wed 26 May - Sun 6 Jun

See this Chinatown car park transformed from a concrete temple to a mesmerising party palace. Sip cocktails on the Blade Runner-esque rooftop. Explore underfoot murals and melting ice sculptures. Then descend for a mythical moon parade and find the singing sun.

Last updated on Tue 15 Jun 2021

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