In an ode to the beauty of the Australian landscape, The Strand will be adorned in a specially commissioned installation of Christmas decorations inspired by native flowers. The beautiful oversized blossoming eucalyptus branches make their debut this festive season.
Suspended in the 2 main voids, the hero ornaments consist of 3 blossoming eucalyptus branches. Each branch stands at an impressive 3.5 metres tall, 9.8 meters long and vertically spans multiple levels of the arcade. The hanging installations feature a combined count of 15 acrylic green leaves, 9 red budding flowers and whimsical golden gumnuts that are brought to life with cascading lights.
The second sculpture, a gumnut pod placed on the ground floor ,sits at 4 metres in height and 4.1 meters in length, mirroring the wonderful native elements of its hanging counterpart. Both installations will be illuminated throughout the holiday season with the help of 27,500 individual twinkling Christmas lights that cover each of the ornaments from tip to toe.
These speculator sculptures celebrate the Strand Arcade’s steep Australian history, through inspiration from native flora and fauna artfully blended with beautiful modernity.
Come see them in person.
Thursdays, 9am to 9pm
Saturdays, 9am to 4pm
Sundays, 11am to 4pm
Thursday 16 November to Sunday 24 December 2017
- Mobility access