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Fed Square's 20th Anniversary Month

Celebrate this Melbourne icon's 20th birthday with a month of free exhibitions, interactive art, performances and more.
By Libby Curran
September 27, 2022
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By Libby Curran
September 27, 2022
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Fed Square has been a whole lot of things to a whole lot of people during its two decades of life — in fact, it's welcomed over 100 million visitors in that time. So it's only fitting that the CBD icon is celebrating its 20th birthday (October 26, if you're wondering) with a huge program of festivities featuring something for everyone.

Cue, one entire month of anniversary celebrations, running from Saturday, October 1–Monday, October 31.

On October 22, the precinct fires up for Garage Band — a new production from Always Live and renowned artist Joseph O'Farrell that'll see dozens of young aspiring garage bands hit the stage for a rollicking live show.

Meanwhile, October 26 marks the world-premiere of A Score for Fed Square — a new orchestral work by groundbreaking artist and composer Mia Salsjö, featuring a musical composition shaped entirely by architectural drawings of buildings from across Melbourne.

Also in the lineup, explore the Koorie Heritage Trust's futurism exhibition dedicated to queer First Nations artists' works, A Rainbow of Tomorrows (October 9–November 20); and catch a powerful art series by Joanna Dudley challenging history's portrayal of young women, dubbed We Will Slam You With Our Wings. You can also unleash your inner kid at the interactive musical playground installation that is Melbourne Fringe's HEXADECA (October 14–23).

Throw in a bunch of giveaways and a hefty program of digital happenings, and you've got yourself one very busy October. You can check out the full program online.

Liam Neal

Top Image: Tanderum at Fed Square

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