Cupid's Koi Garden

This multi-sensory family of inflatable characters will spark wonder and help you beat the heat.
Ben Hansen
Published on January 06, 2023


ENESS, the team behind 2022's Airship Orchestra, is back with another magical inflatable installation, appearing in Tumbalong Park as part of Sydney Festival.

Following the success of its previous luminous larger-than-life figures, the Melbourne-based design studio is back with another dose of public art plucked from your wildest imagination. This time around, with the addition of water, these six-metre-tall figures are also helping you cool off through summer.

Sam Roberts Photography

As the name suggests, Cupid's Koi Garden takes inspiration from cheeky cupid water fountains, pairing ENESS' interpretation of the famed winged baby with a family of inflatable koi fish. These colourful figures are all equipped with water jets spraying choreographed spurts of water paired with motion-tracking LED lights and a playful soundtrack. All up, it creates a multi-sensory world that's designed to both spark wonder and help you beat the heat.

Head to Darling Harbour to discover this free, family-friendly playground of light, sound and art. Open daily for little ones and kidults alike, the immersive activation is running throughout the festival until Sunday, January 29.

Dianna Snape Photography


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