Meet Kaleidosquare – she’s a psychedelic, prismatic, ecstatic party for the senses – bright, bold and full of life. It’s Fed Square in Kaleidoscopic vision – a Mad Hatter’s tea party of curious experiences, a neon-painted multi-dimensional cosmic world, celebrating of all the things that make Victoria unique and wonderful.
Getting the party started is Fed Live: a brand-new line-up of live local music acts, featuring glam-goodtime superstars Hiatus Kaiyote as the headline act for our summer launch.
Even seating is a little different at Kaleidosquare. You can kick back and relax watching a film or match on the Big Screen in our street art deckchairs, featuring designs by artists George Rose, Mysterious al and Sofles, or swivel on the iconic Spun chairs, designed by Thomas Heatherwick.
Looking to explore further? Like Alice drinking her shrinking potion, you can feel like yourself growing, growing as you wander through the Urban Silo Trail, a mini version of the famous Silo Art Trail, curated by iconic award-winning street art network, Juddy Roller.
Let your meanderings lead you through to the Cupid’s Koi Garden by ENESS – brilliantly coloured, blow up fountain fish – but watch out! Their fishy eyes are tracking you and are ready to spray water at anyone who gets too close!
With a live candlelight concert series and a summer Fed Free Workshop program of craft and painting as well as inclusive fitness classes – come and see your world from a different angle this summer at Kaleidosquare!
Free gigs will return to Fed Square’s Main Stage in 2022, featuring performances by Grammy-nominated, Australian jazz and funk band Hiatus Kaiyote, alt-pop artist Dylan J, songstress Bumpy, soul-pop artist AKOSIA, and Melbourne rock trio The Grogans, across the summer. A special tribute to French electro house legends Daft Punk will see DJ Andy Murphy and Daft Punk Discovery light up the stage on Saturday 15 January.
Fed Oasis is back and bringing comfy seating, shady umbrellas, and plenty of Astro turf back to the square. With an even bigger footprint this year you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to somewhere soft to sit and soak up the surroundings. Our seating is pretty spesh this year too, featuring an all-new Kalaidosquare-vibe deckchair makeover, with new designs from street art icons George Rose, Sofles and Mysterious Al.
Our Fed Square letters have had a beautiful new make-over, depicting the Creator spirit, Bunjil – thanks to artist Robert Michael Young, Gunnai, Waradjuri, Gunditjmara and Yorta Yorta man.
Our Fed Summer Workshop program includes a return of the ever-popular embroidery classes with Pink Ember Studios, inclusive non-gendered fitness classes, spin classes, an Indigenous weaving workshop and you can also learn to paint – ooh la la! Lots on, but of course there are limited places, so get in quick and book your spot!
If you are relaxing or passing through Fed Square at the right seagull time, you will find yourself entering a new dimension of Seagull-themed viewing, with Seagull TV. It’s the world in Gull-O-vision, up on the Big Screen. Featuring interactive experiences, games and the hottest in new avian music – the time will fly by!
A rotating program of classic films on the big screen for a balmy outdoor summer cinema experience, screening classics including Jaws, Jurassic Park, Muriel’s Wedding, Strictly Ballroom, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and more old school favourites. Pull up a deckchair and enjoy!
Fed Square will be transformed with a new outdoor, interactive playground inhabited by the enormous and colourful Cupid’s Koi Garden by ENESS. On a mission to spread love and joy, see a six-metre-high fountain of fantastical fish surrounding the character Cupid who cheekily squirts water at passersby!
Bringing Victoria’s iconic silo artworks to our doorstep, you can embark on a mini silo art trail in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Curated by Juddy Roller, witness this innovative art project come to life at Fed Square that will see renowned street artists Adnate, Kitt Bennett and Jimmy Dvate transform miniature wheat silos into impressive works of art.
A large-scale bridge installation will be displayed in The Atrium featuring a raw and powerful photography exhibition. This thought-provoking exhibit explores the notions of gender and sexuality; a snapshot of the journeys across the transmasculine spectrum through the lens of Australian-born photographer, Soraya Zaman.
Listen along when you visit Reconstruct (the) Normative as Sage Akouri guides you through the exhibition with an introduction from Soraya Zaman, the artist behind the exhibition. Make sure you bring some earphones or headphones!
Over one week in February, Fed Square and PR Asia will host a free, outdoor screening of classic Asian films to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Be wowed by a free open-air concert series illuminated by candlelight. Having graced intimate and undiscovered venues across the globe, this special series is making its way to Fed Square, with classical musicians performing everything from Bach to The Beatles.
Connecting Worlds with Words is a new grassroots-led spoken word event and collaboration between three major urban public spaces: Fed Square in Melbourne, Bunjil Place in Casey and Aotea Square in Auckland. Featuring spoken word artists from New Zealand and Australia, each venue will feature live spoken word performances while connecting via livestream to each partner venue, and broadcasting across the ditch to each of the three venue’s major public screens.
Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, arts, ideas and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy. 10-days of world-class runways featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, shopping events and experiences, styling and beauty workshops, industry seminars, networking events, exhibitions, tours, live entertainment and much more.