Look up – a figure in a pink leotard and pink-tulle mane is serenading you from a tree. What’s that behind you? A glowing, wormy-penis-y creature is shuffling towards and wants to hang out. And there’s something strange rowing through the river.
From October 5 to 23, The Ends is a free three-week long “living art installation” at riverside bar and restaurant, Arbory. There’s no fixed program, no set performance times – but if you rock up, something strange will happen.
The main feature work is by Australian artist Shaun Gladwell. Maddest Maximus Invert is a striking mixed-media photographic work which shows a helmeted figure strung up above the ocean, resisting the waves of the Tasman Sea.
Other works featured are by creative duo Supple Fox (known for its work at Dark Mofo), The Huxleys and choreographer Gabi Barton.
There’s something on every night, including music from DJs Edd Fisher, Pocock, Albrecht LaBrooy, CC Disco, IO and Andras Fox.
The Ends runs October 5 to 23 from 6.30pm at Arbory Bar and Eatery, Flinders Walk, Melbourne.