Posted September 12, 2016

Get up close with a GIANT inflatable baby these school holidays!

Enjoy a range of activities to delight, challenge and inspire the kids these school holidays! From interacting with a one-of-a-kind giant inflatable baby, to crafting fashion accessories, to playing filmmaker – there is something to suit all interests at Fed Square.

Melbourne-based artist Felipe Reynolds unveiled his latest interactive inflatable creation at Fed Square in early September, sparking the imagination of people of all ages! Visit The Atrium and take a selfie with the ‘Human Mobile’ – taking the form of a 3D, 11.3 meter tall by 7.5 meter wide inflatable baby! Hanging from the ceiling, you are invited to interact with the impressive artwork to recreate Michelangelo’s iconic ‘The Creation of Adam’.

Human Mobile, commissioned by Fed Square and created by Felipe, combines classic with modern and captures our constant human need for engagement, affirmation, play and novelty.

Felipe said, “I have always found the colossal form breathtaking. When I see gigantic feats of wonder, it sparks possibilities of what could be and makes my imagination run wild.”

Interaction is key to experiencing this unique inflatable. Through a camera rigged to The Atrium screen (operating between 7am – 10pm) members of the public will find themselves part of the installation. Upon interaction the frame will be flipped horizontally, so it looks like the baby is sitting on the ground and the visitors become the human mobile. On weekdays from 10am – 4pm, during the school holidays, play with the baby via 4 giant rattles (1.5 meters) based beneath the inflatable


Once you’ve taken your selfie with the Human Mobile, check out one of the many other exciting activities going on across Fed Square! Get competitive with Giant Games, including Jenga and chess. Check out the Disneynature Festival and Creative Workshops at ACMI. Or learn more about the interesting origin of and story behind Fed Square in a free tour.

Check out all of these fun events and more!