Federation Square is set to become one of the world’s first outdoor digital art galleries.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren visited Federation Square today to announce a set of state-of-the-art digital experience screens – a wall of LEDs adorning the exterior of the Transport building.
Mobile interactive screens will feature in various locations around the Square, while improvements to free Wi-Fi are also planned.
The screens will replace the current big screen, giving locals and visitors at the Square a better viewing experience for the big arts, sports and cultural events.
Once complete, the new screens will feature a full schedule of programs – including works by students, cultural groups and local artists.
A temporary live stage and screen will be erected during construction to ensure the summer events program can continue, which includes Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Federation Square is a key part of why Victoria is the tourism and major events capital of Australia. The Square has welcomed more than 100 million visitors since opening in 2002.
Construction will begin in October.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren
“These state-of-the-art new screens will make Federation Square an even better place to get together and celebrate right in the heart of Melbourne.”
“It’s one of our top attractions for locals and visitors, and a wonderful place to enjoy a meal, watch a big sporting or cultural event or simply take in the sights and sounds of the world’s most liveable city.”
“Our visitor economy is the envy of the nation and a crucial driver for economic growth, small businesses and jobs all over Victoria.”