Station 1

Wurundjeri / Birrarung

The first and final stage in this elemental journey, take place within boundaries of the land of the Wurundjeri. This station explores what is held within the walls (and revolves around the gardens) of the most iconic temples: erected in the city for the arts and the crafts. Magnificent constructions hosting treasures:  from the mind and for the soul... standing by the stream of the Birrarung water...

About

The first and final stage in this elemental journey, take place within boundaries of the land of the Wurundjeri. This station explores what is held within the walls (and revolves around the gardens) of the most iconic temples: erected in the city for the arts and the crafts. Magnificent constructions hosting treasures:  from the mind and for the soul... standing by the stream of the Birrarung water...

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According to the Wurundjeri dreamtime stories, it was Bunjin: the Great Eagle, who created the world and all of the things that filled it with beauty: the grasslands and bushes, the trees, the rivers and flowers.
Bunjin returned to the sky. As he saw the stillness of his creation, he decided to add animals to the mixture and thus set the world in motion.
Finally, he noticed there was one more thing that was missing....
Hence, the Great Eagle created the people and left them with a task: to act as custodians and protectors of the land.

Stop  A - Melbourne CBD (Arts precint)

Collecting stations
A.1. National Gallery of Victoria
A.2. Arts Centre
A.3. Flinders Street St + Fed. Square
A.4 Queen Victoria Gardens

Stop  B -  CBD West 

Collecting stations
B.1. Melbourne Aquarium
B.2. Southern Cross Station
B.3. Docklands

Stop  C - CBD North

Collecting stations
C.1. State Library of Victoria
C.2 Queen Victoria Market

Stop  D - Carlton Gardens

Collecting stations
C.1. State Library of Victoria
C.2 Queen Victoria Market

A1. National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria opened its gates for the first time in 1867, in the midst of the gold rush that would turn Melbourne into the wealthiest city in the Southern Hemisphere.
The current NGV International Building, designed by architect Sir Roy Grounds, opened in 1968 and was refurbished in 2003 following the designs of architect Mario Bellini.

Dreamscapes

The following images include elements captured from the gallery’s permanent collection as well during the following special events and exhibitions:

Gabrielle Chanel & Bark Ladies, 2022
NGV Triennial, 2020  
Terracotta Warriors & Cai Guo-Qiang, 2019
Ron Mueck, 2010

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List of Elements

Games

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Game 1. I tell you what I see...

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Game 2. Travel journals titled as inserted

Game 3. News from the future

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Game 4. Make your own dreamscape