Cupid’s Koi Garden at Fed Square

Fri 21st January, 2022 – Sun 6th February, 2022
6:00am – 11:00pm
Federation Square, Melbourne
Price: Free
Walk through and cool down at a colourful interactive playground inspired by koi fish, with a six-metre-tall inflatable fountain splashing water into small pools.

You might remember Sky Castle, the maze of interactive colourful arches that popped up in Fed Square towards the end of 2020. Now the art and design collective behind it has unveiled a new inflatable playground in the heart of the square.

Eness is known around the world for creating fun, colourful installations in public spaces and Cupid’s Koi Garden is no exception.

A vibrantly hued six-metre-tall inflatable fountain – meant to depict an abstract Cupid – stands in the centre, surrounded on all sides by smaller fountains shaped like koi fish. They all spit water out into small blow-up pools.

But they’ve also got 360-degree tracking and AI technology built in – if you get too close, prepare to be splashed.

The installation is free and open daily from 6am to 11pm.

More information here.