Sweet-toothed Melburnians, rejoice. Australia's dessert museum is returning for a second round of sugary fun this February. After hitting up Victoria in June last year — and subsequently Brisbane — Sugar Republic is returning with 12 new rooms, colourful installations and a retro candy store.
This time, the Melbourne pop-up is taking over the sixth floor of Myer Melbourne and features an 80,000 rainbow pall pit, a giant birthday cake, a sweets-inspired neon installation, a confetti shower and a rainbow-filled bath (the sugary list goes on and on).
You're also able to bask in nostalgia inside an old-school milk bar — created by Melbourne artist Callum Preston, who's work you'll recognise from this art show — a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired garden and a life-sized cookie house made from giant Arnott's biscuits. It sounds like the kind of place that Willy Wonka might own.
Throughout the colourful exhibition, you'll find many edible treats, including Hubba Bubba, Halo Top, Wizz Fizz, Skittles and Starbursts, and will be able to visit a Sugar Republic cafe, which will be serving up a whole host of sugary delights. Don't tell your dentist.
Worried the installation will be filled with littlies? Thankfully, this time round, it's opening on Thursday and Friday nights for adults only — so you can jump in the pit without fear of crushing a small one.
Sugar Republic will pop up on the sixth floor of Myer in the CBD from February 10, 2019, and run through until May. It is open from 10am–6pm every day except Wednesday, and adults-only sessions will run from 6.30–8pm on Thursday and Friday nights.
Images: Lucas Dawson.